Dan Hughes, Ph.D.


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About Dan

Dan Hughes, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who founded and developed Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), the treatment of children who have experienced abuse and neglect and demonstrate ongoing problems related to attachment and trauma. This treatment occurs in a family setting and the treatment model has expanded to become a general model of family treatment.

He has conducted seminars, workshops, and spoken at conferences throughout the US, Europe, Canada, and Australia for the past 25 years. He is also engaged in extensive training and supervision in the certification of therapists in his treatment model, along with ongoing consultation to various agencies and professionals.

He is past-president of DDPI, a training Institute which is responsible for the certification of professionals in DDP.

Dan resides in Damariscotta, Maine. He has three children and two grandchildren.

Dan is the author of many books and articles. These include Building the Bonds of Attachment (2012) and, with Jon Baylin, Brain-Based Parenting (2012) and The Neurobiology of Attachment-Focused Therapy (2016). More recently he wrote Healing Relational Trauma with attachment focused interventions (2019) with Kim Golding and Julie Hudson, and Healing Relational Trauma Workbook (2024) with Kim Golding.