Introduction to DDP PACE

Attend our two-day Introduction to DDP PACE training course on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th September 2024.

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Virtual - Zoom

Course overview:

PACE is an approach developed by Dr Dan Hughes and a key part of the Dyadic Development Psychotherapy, Parenting and Practice Model (DDP). PACE stands for Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy.

PACE is not a strategy or a tool, rather it is a way of being that can help children who have been traumatised in past relationships start to feel safe and build deeper emotional connections with the adults around them.

Aims and objectives:

  • DDP PACE training will help you to understand the impact of developmental trauma and the challenges that children with this experience can struggle with.
  • Training introduces how the experience of PACE within a DDP-informed approach can start to help these children to recover trust and safety, giving them back their futures.
  • It also explores PACE as a way of being with adults of all ages to provide a secure foundation for relationships to grow and thrive.
  • Drawing on their capacity for regulation and reflection, DDP PACE helps adults who support children to emotionally connect with them in ways which increase feelings of safety and trust.

The training takes place over two sessions and is facilitated by Dr Billy Smythe.


Booking details:

Member rate £200 plus VAT

Non-member rate £230 plus VAT


This course will be delivered via Zoom, registration will begin at 9:45, confirmed delegates will be sent joining instructions by email a few days before the course start date.

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If this date is not suitable, the course will also be taking place on 10th and 11th July 2024.

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