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Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)

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Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)





It is an attachment-focused therapy used in treatment of trauma, reactive attachment issues and issues with attachment. Dyadic developmental psychotherapy is often used to help children who were raised in abusive adoptive family. This therapy especially focuses on those who have experienced trauma, abuse, or neglect at the hands of their primary care-givers (adoptive parents). DDP therapy uses family-focused therapy that focuses on relationships in the family and sensitive responsiveness. dyadic developmental psychotherapy helps in dealing with issues of attachment, traumatic-stress and treatment focusing on improving relationships. It is done by creating an environment of safety in which the child in therapy can explore memories and emotions that may be frightening, stressful, avoided or denied.

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