Our conference team

The 2024 DDPI Worldwide Conference is organised by DDPI Worldwide and supported by DDP Connects UK. Our team is made up of volunteers from both organisations as well as members of our DDP community.

DDPI Worldwide

DDPI Worldwide is the primary global institute providing training, certification, and supervision in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Practice (DDP). We are a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organisation based in the USA created to educate, facilitate, promote and advance DDP.

Established in 2009 as Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute (DDPI), we have now evolved and grown to serve a global community with members in 5 continents. To reflect these changes, we have made steps to becoming a more racially equitable and socially just organisation and moving the DDP model forward to become more culturally competent and responsive.

DDP Connects UK

DDP Connects UK was formed in 2017 to support the growing community of DDP Practitioners in the UK and Ireland. It is a community interest company and not-for-profit, funding activities such as DDP Special Interest Groups, past conferences, Study Days and email newsletters.

It is reliant on, and grateful for, the energy and enthusiasm of the mostly voluntary activities of our UK and Ireland members. DDP Connects UK fully supports and is excited about the changes within DDPI Worldwide, as it also commits to listening to, creating safety with, welcoming and uplifting the voices of our community within our diverse population.


Have questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us:

Leila Caston

DDPI Worldwide Director of Operations

Liz Tower

DDPI Worldwide Director of Communications