Dyadic Developmental Practice and Psychotherapy (DDP) Level 2 Training

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Arlo NoMad

11 East 31st Street

New York, NY 10016

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Please join Dr. Courtney Rennicke for the Dyadic Developmental Practice and Psychotherapy (DDP) Level Two Training. This training will explore psychological interventions and parenting approaches with children and adolescents who have experienced developmental trauma and have attachment difficulties.


This is 4-day, 28 hour course taking place on:

Friday, April 5th 2019, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday, April 6th 2019, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday, May 3 2019, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday, May 4 2019, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Tickets may be purchased by check, through Chase QuickPay, or Eventbrite.

Please note: a processing fee will be applied if tickets are purchased through Eventbrite; no fee will be applied if tickets are purchased by check or through Chase QuickPay.

Early Bird Ticket (available through February 1st, 2019): $875.00

Standard Ticket (available after February 1st, 2019): $950.00


Make all checks payable to:

Rennicke & Associates

79 Walker Street, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10013

Chase Quickpay (with Zelle):

Make all payments to: cr@rennickeassociates.com

For more information on Chase QuickPay, click here.

NOTE: The purchase of a single ticket permits entry to each of the above training days.

What is Level Two Training?

This event is open to clinical psychologists, social workers, parent mentors, therapists and other practitioners, who have completed the 4-day Level One training.

It follows on from the ideas and skills introduced in Level One and is suitable for those who are beginning to use the principles and interventions in their day-to-day work.

What are the aims of this training?

  • To gain a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of the interventions and parenting principles used in this approach.
  • To follow up on any relevant themes that participants would like more teaching on. For each participant to have opportunities to focus on the successes and barriers experienced in applying the model in their practice via supervision or consultation about their work with families or their specific practice. This is the main aim.
  • To provide participants with the opportunity to explore (in small groups of 3 people for one hour a day) how their attachment history and experiences may inform and have an impact on their work.

Who can attend?

Sometimes practitioners who complete Level One feel that Level Two isn’t for them, thinking it is mainly for people working as therapists directly with children and their families. This is not the case. Level Two is aimed at all practitioners in this area of work.

This can include practitioners or social workers who primarily work with foster or adoptive parents, undertaking assessments and placement matching, or initial work with parents and later placement or family support. It doesn’t matter if the practitioner doesn’t work with children; the parenting aspects of this approach will be relevant. The same applies for social workers and practitioners working with children in care and children in birth families.

What happens during the 4 days?

Each participant will have an opportunity to receive consultation about his or her work. It is hoped that people have been able to record their work to get direct consultation using clips. However recording work has become much harder over the years and this is almost impossible if you work in a Local Authority team. If this isn’t possible, consultation and discussion of your practice can be effectively done via specific case discussion.

Sometimes using the idea of “practice in action”, with people in the group role-playing being the child or parent. This can be done as part of a case discussion and picking out a complex or difficult conversation that has happened to discuss in more detail and, for example, consider ways of bringing in PACE. The trainer will always offer to role play being the therapist, social worker or practitioner, as doing this in front of the group can feel daunting and it is usually easier at first to role play being a parent, carer or child.

During the 4 days, practitioners will have opportunities to further develop their skills, talk through work they feel is going well and work where they feel stuck, whatever level they feel they are at. The trainer will tailor the course to meet the consultation and skills training needs of the group.

Therapists will bring examples of their work with children and their parents and caregivers or their work with parents. Sometimes social workers and professionals who work primarily with parents, or in residential or educational settings, wonder what work examples would be helpful to bring. Specific information for social workers has been included below.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please reach out to Missy Allan at info@rennickeassociates.com with any questions.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

If you are purchasing a ticket on behalf of another person, please provide that person's contact information to info@rennickeassociates.com.

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