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Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)


Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) is a joint therapeutic style meant to strengthen attachments (Hughes, 2017). This helps build co-regulation and gives both caregivers and children more insight into themselves and each other.

At the heart of this model is Playfulness Acceptance Curiosity and Empathy (PACE). PACE is an outlook parents and counsellors can take to create open engagement with clients and young people. Not only is PACE a way you can structure your work with families, but it is a style caregivers can take to increase their attachments with their children.

PACE is key in your work with mums and young people, so we will go through each aspect of PACE in more detail in the coming steps
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