Meet our presenters

DDPI Worldwide and DDP Connects UK are excited to announce our first set of presenters for the 2024 DDPI Worldwide Conference.

Running over two days from 23 to 24 September 2024, delegates can join us at the EMCC, Nottingham, UK or virtually for our main hall sessions online stream.

Our presenters include world-renowned experts in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Practice and come from varied professions and countries. All are passionate about sharing their experience, knowledge and expertise, making a real difference to the evolution of DDP and the professionals, families and children that we work with.

In alphabetical order they include: Lorren Arezio, Andrea Bassi, Jon Baylin, Ph.D., Georgia Cooper, Julie Davies, D.Clin.Psy., Dr. Kim Golding, CBE, Edwina Grant, Benjamin Hargrave, Mariëtte Henning-Pugh, Dan Hughes, Ph.D., Lucy Joy, Nikki Linfield, Leah Millward, Professor Helen Minnis, Sez Morse, Kelly Plummer, Shani Sephton and Caroline Stirk.

You can view all the presenters and find out more about them on our Presenters page.

We have more to come and will be announcing our principle sessions with invited presenters very soon along with our full programme.

Kim Golding, our Conference Team Lead writes:

“I have been immensely privileged to lead a group of very dedicated people working to put on the biggest international DDP conference to date.

The theme for this conference is “DDP: Exploring Intersectionality”. Together we will explore and redefine how Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Practice (DDP) welcomes, affirms and is of service to practitioners and families at the intersection of developmental trauma, isolation, marginalisation and/or oppression.

Our intersectional identities both influence and bias the lens we view the world through. As practitioners we need to be aware of our own identities as well as those of the families, supervisees and trainees we are working with.

We are delighted to have received a range of submissions to present at the conference. In order to include as many as possible we will be providing three concurrent threads of presentations and workshops.

This is a thrilling time to be part of the DDP community and I look forward to meeting you at the conference.”

We are still finalising our compelling programme but here is a taster of the topics that will be covered:

  • Supporting children who have questions about gender identity
  • Working with alienated youth
  • Supporting birth families including those who have lost children to adoption
  • What children teach us about social justice
  • Invisible intersectionality and hidden identities
  • Intersectional identities in supervision and research
  • Understanding and overcoming the neurobiology of ‘the other’
  • Embracing DDP in Australia amid isolation and intergenerational trauma
  • Dramatic performance of hidden layers

This is the first in-person Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Practice (DDP) conference in the UK and globally since 2019. It’s going to be an incredibly popular and exciting event bringing together like-minded people, dedicated to the treatment of childhood developmental trauma.

Don’t miss this opportunity, book your tickets today!