Past Events 2011-2017

Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 31 Mar-1 Apr, 2017  Attachment and Intimacy: Understanding and developing love relationships
Integrative Seminar on Psychodynamic and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
Dr. Christopher Clulow & Helene Igwebuike, UK

The secure attachment of an infant to its mother or other primary carer as the basic building block of strong interpersonal relations in adulthood has held particular sway in the thinking of practitioners ever since Freud described it as “the first and strongest love object and the prototype of all later love relations”. This two-day seminar widens our understanding of how our earliest love relationships provide the foundations for – if not necessarily the prototypes of – all adult love relationships, especially those we have as partners and parents.
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Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 5-6 May, 2017
Healing of the Mind/Body Interface

The Placebo Response and the Power of Unconscious Healing
Dr. Richard Kradin, USA & Prof. Seppo Vainio, FI

In this 2-day seminar Professor Richard Kradin will begin by offering an explanatory model for the placebo response. Much of this discussion will be based on recent findings in developmental neurology and psychology that have attempted to elucidate what happens in the mind-brain during early infantile attachment relationships. He will examine how effectively the mind can heal the body and the extent to which this is an innate ability. We will consider whether and how practitioners can contribute to that process. The seminar combines the perspectives of medicine, psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in order to achieve an integrated mind-body approach to attachment disorders, illness and healing.
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Conference, Tampere, Finland, 11-12 Nov, 2016
Healing Blocked Trust and Blocked Care

The Basic Attachment-Focused Principles of Helping Traumatized Children and Adolescents at Home, Foster Care and School
Dr. Courtney Rennicke, USA

The conference focuses on how to help children and adolescents with developmental trauma disorders, attachment disorders, and severe psychological and behavioral problems, typically having a history of abuse, neglect and violence. The tools presented in the training are based on Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) developed by Dr. Daniel Hughes. Understanding behavior and its underlying causes from an attachment-based viewpoint is a key to helping many young people who otherwise would be very difficult to help. Treating their problems with attachment-focused principles and tools will gradually lead to healing of traumas by the means of therapeutic every-day parenting and treatment. How to build therapeutic parenting and nurture with the attitudes of love, playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy? How to utilize the tools of dyadic developmental psychotherapy to help a child or adolescent form capacity to attach, develop healthier emotional life and better relationships? How to promote the development of loving connections between these children and their caregivers?
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Conference, 20–21 Oct 2014, Tampere, Finland
Providing Treatment and Care for Abused Children
Creating Loving Connections between Traumatized Children and their Caregivers

DDP Therapy Training, 22-24 Oct 2014, Tampere, Finland
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy DDP in Treatment of Attachment Trauma

Introductory Level 22-24 Oct 2014
Dan Hughes, USA

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Long awaited Dan Hughes in Finland again! The Conference and Introductory Training focus on traumatic attachment disorders and their evidence-based treatment. Emphasis is on therapeutic parenting/care to facilitate a healthy and secure attachment and how Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy®, DDP®, as an empirically validated treatment, and its principles can be effectively used in different settings to help create capacity for attachment, improve the ability for healthy emotional life and relationships – the basic things one needs for a good life. The conference & training will also give attendees the overall knowledge on complex relational trauma and impairments on development caused by it. Intermediate and Advanced Level trainings give deeper understanding and command of the principles and tools of DDP. Event details will be published and sign-up opened later.

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Conference, 14-15 Aug 2014, Tampere, Finland
Emotional and Therapeutic Aspects of Food

Emotional interaction in treatment of Attachment Trauma
John Whitwell, UK

Food and eating potentially carry a strong emotional load. The training focuses on how to build therapeutic interaction in regard to food, eating and feeding, and how to make use of the underlying emotions and meanings in foster care and other contexts, in treatment of complex trauma.
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Conference, 5-6 June 2014, Tampere, Finland
How Personal Experience and Meanings Cause and Maintain Physical Illness
Dr. Brian Broom, New Zealand

A leading New Zealand immunologist and psychotherapist, Dr. Brian Broom has researched the mind/body connection in his clinical work for over 20 years. He has seen numerous cases where the “meaningful illness” approach has helped patients to whom traditional medicine could offer no cure. In his work he has seen that the meaning of illness makes sense, that it opens a way for health professionals to be better doctors, nurses, therapists and healers, so that patients can truly benefit from the treatment. It is all about the connection between mind, body, and spirit; about how experiences and meanings are connected to the bodily human organism and its health, or the lack of it. Dr. Broom is an internationally recognized mind/body expert rarely seen in Europe.
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Conference, Tampere, Finland, 3-4 Oct, 2013
Good Connections: Interpersonal Neurobiology and Brain-Based Therapy for Parents and Children

Coaching parents and children from mistrust to trust
Dr. Jonathan Baylin, USA

The Conference introduces to us the results of groundbreaking research on the brain mechanisms behind healthy caregiving. How do the neurobiological roots of emotions and a person’s own attachment history form the dynamics of a caregiving or therapeutic relationship? What are the key brain systems of good enough parenting? What happens when the carer is solid and stable, or when something in the relationship locks up? How to develop the ”parental brain”? Dr. Jonathan Baylin has been studying these issues for the past 15 years.

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Seminar/workshop, Tampere, Finland, 5 Oct, 2013
Psychomotor Mind-Body Therapy in Treatment of Relational Trauma

Introduction to Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor
Petra Winnette, PhD & Miles Winnette, PhD, Czech Republic/USA

A unique mind-body approach created in 1961 by Albert Pesso and Diane Boyden-Pesso, Pesso Boyden System Psychotherapy (PBSP) is called the most advanced therapeutic system available for emotional reprogramming. PBSP heals past emotional deficits using unique processes that help clients to identify emotional gaps in their lives and create ‘new memories’. These ‘new memories’ symbolically fulfil the basic developmental needs of place, nurture, support, protection and limits which were not met earlier in life. With the PBSP techniques, therapists have a highly effective approach to reducing resistance, negative transference, and affective dysregulation. Many aspects of PBSP theory and techniques have close parallels with recent neuroscience findings about mirror neurons, empathy, morality, and the impact of language on the theory of mind.

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Conference, Helsinki, 28-29 January, 2013
Evaluating and Treating Complex Trauma

An evidence-based approach

DDP Introductory Class, Helsinki, 30 Jan-1 Feb 2013
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy®, DDP®

Introduction to attachment-focused family therapy

DDP Intermediate & Advanced, Tampere, 4-6/6-8 Feb 2013
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy®, DDP®

Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman, USA

The Conference and Introductory Training focus on traumatic attachment disorders and their evidence-based treatment. Emphasis is on therapeutic parenting/care to facilitate a healthy and secure attachment and how Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy®, DDP®, as an empirically validated treatment, and its principles can be effectively used in different settings to help create capacity for attachment, improve the ability for healthy emotional life and relationships – the basic things one needs for a good life. The conference & training will also give attendees the overall knowledge on complex relational trauma and impairments on development caused by it.

The DDP Intermediate & Advanced Level classes are for those who have previously completed the Introductory training.

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Conference, Tampere Hall 3-4 Oct 2011
Attachment-Focused Parenting and Family Therapy

Effective Help for Young People and their Parents/Carers Suffering from Attachment Problems
Daniel A. Hughes, USA

The focus of this conference is on how to give the bond of attachment and its treatment a top priority when aiming to help children and adolescents with attachment problems, together with their families and carers.
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DDP Introductory Course, Tampere Hall 5-7 Oct 2011
Creating Capacity for Attachment

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, DDP®, as the Treatment for Trauma-Attachment Disorders
Daniel A. Hughes, USA

DDP introductory course for therapists and therapy workers.
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DDP Advanced Course I, 10-12 Oct 2011
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Advanced Course  I

Daniel A. Hughes, USA

DDP advanced course for those who have completed the Introductory Course.
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DDP Advanced Course II, 12-14 Oct 2011
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Advanced Course II

Daniel A. Hughes, USA

DDP advanced course for those who have completed the Introductory Course and Advanced Course I .
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