Date(s) - 09/09/2019 - 09/11/2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
KU Edwards Campus
KidsTLC and the International Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute conference invites all who work with children — professionals in mental health, education, foster care and juvenile justice — as well as parents and caregivers, to discover learning, resources, and connections that support our work.
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy supports parents and children in developing close, powerful attachment bonds, particularly in relationships between foster and adoptive parents and their children. DDP integrates research in the areas of attachment theory, developmental trauma, the neurobiology of trauma, attachment and caregiving, intersubjectivity theory, and child development.
Pre-conference workshops on Monday, Sept 9, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Conference sessions, Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept 10-11, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The two-day conference Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept 10-11, 2019 features keynote presentations from Dan Hughes, founder and developer of DDP, and Deb Dana, international speaker on the polyvagal theory of safety and threat. Kim Golding, a leading DDP trainer and author from the UK, and Jon Baylin, DDP neuroscientist and author, are also featured presenters. Other speakers include noted DDP trainers Vicky Sutton, and Alison Keith. There will be a special presentation and performance by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, former Poet Laureate of Kansas, and Kelley Hunt, an American blues pianist, singer, and songwriter inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame.