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Going beyond 50 minutes in the room

Integrative Trauma &

Dissociation Therapy

DDP and trauma Informed

40 sessions

4 Multi Agency Liaison and Review Hours

6 Therapeutic Parent Support Sessions


Trauma and Dissociation Informed Therapy is designed to enable the child to process past trauma freeing them form traumatic memories of physiological responses including hyper arousal, hypo arousal, dysregulation, and dissociation.  This package comprises working through the three stages of Trauma processing protocols and considers the 5 Pillars of the ‘Relational DARTS’ Model (Dissociation, Attachment, Resilience, trauma, and Shame) as well as Integrating Principles of the DDP Model (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) 



This phase will involve parents or carers supporting a program of interventions for the child, to develop attachment emotional regulation and relaxation. Alongside this the child will be introduced to the therapeutic process and the therapeutic relationship. Work in developing attachment and a sense of security is a key aspect of this phase. This work will need to take place to prepare the child and family for the trauma processing phase.  


Trauma Processing for Child

This work will involve the child working intensively firstly at developing a sense of self and safety and then processing past traumatic experiences and constructing a trauma narrative. The trauma will be processed using trauma protocols and will draw on a number of tools to process including Bi Lateral stimulation, play, art and talking.   


Reconnection and Moving On 

During this phase of the work focus will be drawn on helping the child move to a place of normality. Unresolved patterns of behaviour that have not been redressed will be explored alongside revisiting and reaffirming the child’s sense of self, coping strategies and a sense of safety moving forward. Parents and carers will also be given a program of out of session  interventions to re build any developmental gaps that the child may have experienced due to the previous psychological preoccupation of the trauma.  


Who may benefit from this intervention?

Children and young people that have experienced developmental and relational trauma.  This is appropriate for children who are Adopted, In care and Looked after or who have experienced abusive and neglectful parenting.  

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