Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy:
Involves the parents and child/young person working together with a therapist to develop healthier patterns of relating and communicating. In this way the child gains relational experiences that help her to grow and heal emotionally.
Dyadic Developmental Parenting:
Involves supporting parents to develop parenting strategies that help the world to feel a safer place for a troubled child. Using the principles of PACE supports parents to make sense of their child’s behaviour and remain calm and emotionally available to their child, even at very difficult times. This in turn supports the child to calm, through a process of co-regulation. Parents work hard to help their child better understand and manage their behaviours, thoughts and feelings.
Dyadic Developmental Practice:
Involves working with professionals to develop a way of being with the child/young person that helps them to recover from experiences of relational trauma and loss through the parenting, education and care they receive. It aims to create a safe network of people around the child to ensure that their behaviour is understood in the context of their past relational experiences and ensure that they feel as safe as possible at home, in school and in other social activities.