Betty J.B. Brouwer
Therapy Talks in Creemore, Ontario
November 22-25, 2017, 9am-4:30pm, Creemore, Ontario
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy is family-based and focused on facilitating the child’s ability to establish a secure attachment. Caregivers are present and engaged in the therapy process. DDP is based on attachment theory, intersubjectivity theory and interpersonal neurobiology and provides clinicians ways of creating safety for both parents and children who are struggling in their relationships. DDP helps parents understand the vulnerability beneath their child’s difficult behaviour and provides tools to help parents respond in ways that co-regulate their child and help them make sense of their experiences. This then helps the child to feel understood and accepted and more open to new experiences in relationships.
Participants will build on the information presented in the one day workshop to further understand how to use DDP principles to increase emotional safety, facilitate attachment and help the child resolve traumatic memories and experiences. The principles and interventions are presented through formal presentations, discussion, videotapes of treatment sessions, role-play, and handouts.
Audience - This training is relevant for therapists and clinicians who want to increase their skill set of attachment focused treatment. The model is relevant for those working with children aged four through to adult years. This is phase one of certification in DDP Training and is limited to 24 participants.
Betty J.B. Brouwer, has more than 25 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and their families. Betty works for the Shalem Mental Health Network, based in Hamilton, Ontario, where she serves as the Director of Shalem’s “Linking Lives/Building Attachment” program and as the Artistic Director of Shalem’s “RE-create Outreach Art Studio” (a drop-in studio for street-involved youth in downtown Hamilton). Betty works primarily with children, adolescents and their families as well as adults who have experienced trauma and loss in their lives. She finds it an honour and privilege to enter into people’s lives and help facilitate healing and change. Betty is a certified DDP practitioner, consultant and trainer. Betty is currently chair of the DDPI board. Betty is a registered psychotherapist and she is also a registered art therapist and play therapist.
Fees and Refund Policy Fees are paid in full when you decide to register for the workshop or training. An 80% refund will be issued up to 60 days in advance of the workshop when written notice is given. Between 59-31 days prior to the workshop or training, a 50% refund will be issued upon receiving written notice. 30 days prior to the date of the workshop or training, no refund will be issued. We determine whether a workshop or training will run 30 days in advance of the workshop date. If there are not enough participants and the workshop is cancelled, all money will be refunded and participants notified as soon as possible.