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Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute

Posted Dec 07 2008 12:00am
The Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute (DDPI) has been formed to allow therapist to become appropriately trained and certified as practitioners and/or consultants of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy(DDP). The DDPI has a certification process to become a certified practitioner of DDP and to become a certified consultant of DDP.

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, which is an effective and evidence-based treatment (Becker-Weidman & Hughes, 2008) has been developing for over a decade now. The purpose of the Institute and its certification program is to ensure that practitioners of the model adhere to its basic principles and to maintain integrity of the model. Dyadic Developmental Psychotherpay, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute, Certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Psychotherapist, Certified Dyadic Developmenal Psychotherapy Consultant, Certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Trainers, DDP, DDPI, CDDPP, CDDPC, and CDDPT are all registered service marks/trademarks of the DDPI and may only be used with its permission.

DDPI will provide a certification process for those clinicians who are utilizing the DDP model of treatment and who wish to become certified in having demonstrated their knowledge of its core principles and their competence in its implementation in their practice. To be certified clinicians will have completed a minimum number of hours both in DDP course participation as well as in receiving consultation of their utilization of DDP in their treatment (through video review). Clinicians will also be certified to be DDP consultants, who are responsible for the providing consultation to those applying to become DDP certified therapists.

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Becker-Weidman, A., (2007) “Treatment For Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy,”
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