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🇪🇸 🇬🇧 DDP Level One training

October 25|8:00 am - October 28|5:00 pm CEST

In-person training in Sitges, province of Barcelona, Spain

DDP Level One training

Taught by two qualified trainers: Cas Schneider and Sez Morse from Great Britain.

This is a 4-day introductory course on the practice of dyadic development, psychotherapy and parenting, an intervention model developed by Dan Hughes, clinical psychologist, USA. It is the first level of foundation training for further level two training and certification in the model.




Professional Training

Start date: October 25, 2021

End date: October 28, 2021

Location: Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa.
Passeig Marítim, 92, 94, Sitges, Barcelona, 08870, Spain

Format of this training

Aimed at:

European clinicians and professionals working with children. The program is held in Spain and thus the organizers provide for the Spanish Language participants simultaneous translation with headsets.


Treatments and interventions based on Attachment Theory and other disciplines that are part of the DDP model (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy).

Teaching hours:

28 training hours, which add up to complete the basic training for certification.

Description of this professional training

This is a 4-day introductory course on the practice of dyadic development, psychotherapy and parenting, an intervention model developed by Dan Hughes, clinical psychologist, USA. It is the first level of foundation training for further level two training and certification in the model.

This approach helps therapists and practitioners to effectively understand and support children, young people and their families. In this model, theory and research in the areas of developmental trauma, attachment theory, intersubjectivity and child development are integrated to produce a therapeutic approach used for relationship development and trauma resolution. DDP recognises the vital role that adoptive parents, foster carers and residential workers play as primary attachment figures in the recovery of traumatised and attachment-resistant children.

The principles and interventions are presented through formal presentations, discussions, video recordings of sessions, role plays and handouts.

Who is it aimed at?

The training is relevant and open to therapists and professionals with experience in working with children and young people with traumatic attachment problems and their foster, adoptive or biological families. The entire seminar is simultaneously translated into Spanish with the support of two professional translators who will be present throughout the meeting. Places are restricted to only 32 participants. Anti-COVID measures will be taken in all aspects and places of the residential meeting.


Please note that while levels one and two are open access for professionals working with children and families, there are specific requirements that must be met for those who plan to go on to apply for certification as a DDP practitioner. Please refer to the section What is needed before starting “internships” for more information.

Planned schedule of classes
(subject to minor changes)

TIMELY START required.

  • 09:30 am to 11:30 First Session (2h)
  • 11:30 am to 11:45 Coffee break (15m)
  • 11:45 pm to 13:00 Second session (1h 15m)
  • 13:00 pm to 14:00 Lunch hour (1h)
  • 14:00 pm to 16:00 Third session (2h)
  • 16:00 pm to 16:15 coffee break (15m)
  • 16:15 pm to 17:30 Last Session (1h 15m)


About our presenters

Sez Morse

My professional career began as a neuro-physiotherapist working with disabled young people and later for a hospice working with terminally ill patients and their families. The feelings evoked when beside people going through such harrowing experiences led me to take up psychotherapy training. During my first year of an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling at Roehampton University, I took up a clinical placement in a women’s centre in London. It was here with my very first clients that I learned about early complex trauma and the cycle of inter-generational trauma. I went on to complete an MA in Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy at Middlesex University and have since worked in many settings including child bereavement, specialist and mainstream schools, residential units and in independent practice. When I first heard Dan Hughes speak about his DDP model it was as though a missing piece of the puzzle fell into place to complete my personal model of child and adolescent psychotherapy and I went on to certify as a DDP practitioner, consultant and trainer. I am an independent integrative child and adolescent psychotherapist and offer therapy, supervision, consultation and training. I work with adoptive families, children in care and their foster families /keyworkers and birth families. I provide training, supervision and consultation to a London local authority, to other practitioners and professionals using DDP and to those who are hoping to become certified. I facilitate the DDP Southeast SIG (special Interest Group) and was a founding director of DDP Connects UK. I run regular training for volunteer counsellors and therapists for a child bereavement charity and co-run training for volunteer hosts for a youth homelessness charity. I have three adult children and an adult foster daughter and live with my partner and two dogs on a windy cliff-top in Brighton. I believe I may be part mermaid and /or part walrus (Morse means walrus in Latin - Morsa in Spanish!) as I like to swim and bask on rocks in the sun and can’t be far from the sea for long or my fins dry out.
Contact Details Sez Morse BSc PGCert MA UCKP Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist and DDP Practitioner, Consultant and Trainer Email: sezmorse@pm.me Mobile: +447768 122249

Cas Schneider

Cas Schneider is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist. She has a longstanding interest in working with trauma. She worked for Women’s Aid, Rape Crisis Line and set the Specialist Child Abuse Team in Plymouth. The team offered a range of interventions to promote healing and recovery. Cas was involved in setting up the Plymouth Children in Care Service. She trained with Dan Hughes in 2001 and then, with a colleague set up an Attachment Clinic based on DDP ideas in Plymouth. She has a strong interest in group work with young people and their parents. Her main therapy focus now is with adopted children and young people. She has been running the Fostering Attachment programme for Devon Social care for 10 years, as part of their plan to promote Therapeutic Parenting. She has a longstanding commitment to community intervention. Currently the focus is on a community support group for adoptive parents who combine support, lived experience and Therapeutic Parenting skills. The central notion is to empower and assist in the face of ongoing trauma recovery. After 35 years in the NHS she now works mainly in private practice training, supervising, consulting and working families. I live in the wild south west of England. Have 4 adult children, 5 grandchildren and am a committed meditation practitioner. Cas is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, UKCP registered Family Therapist, certified DDP Practitioner, Consultant and Trainer.
Contact Cas at: casschneider@hotmail.co.uk +447960493402

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October 25|8:00 am CEST
October 28|5:00 pm CEST