Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Practice (DDPP) Masterclass


It is easy to attend a training course, even one as fabulous as DDPP, and learn new knowledge and skills then get back into our daily work lives, get busy and forget to put what we learned into practice.

DDP Masterclasses offer the opportunity for people who have completed Level 1 or Level 2 DDPP training to review some of their learning and have the opportunity to immerse themselves again in DDPP language, concepts and skills.

Dr Sian Phillips will facilitate these live online workshop sessions.  During each masterclass, she will present content focused on the theme for the day, delving into particular aspects of DDPP and providing opportunities to observe her practice.  Participants will also have the opportunity to share some of their DDPP experiences and to further develop their skills through participating in skills practice and role plays with direct feedback from Sian.

Sian is a skilled clinician and an engaging and informative trainer who brings DDP practice to life in her training sessions. During the Masterclasses, you will have the opportunity to observe some of her practice, share in her practice wisdom and receive live feedback and reflection on your DDP skills and  practice in a very safe and nurturing environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to continue growing and  developing your DDP practice skills.

You will find value in attending one or all four of these sessions, as each session will be unique. Please select your preferred session(s) below and click the register button to join us in this masterclass opportunity.

DDP Masterclasses for Graduates

These masterclasses are for people who have completed level 1 or level 2 training and want to review and revisit their DDP knowledge and skills, to support them in implementing it in practice. Run by Dr Sian Phillips, they are an excellent way to continue your learning in this modality.

Registration options for courses and masterclasses are at the bottom of the page.

Introducing the trainer

You may have met Dr Sian Phillips during your DDP Level 1 or Level 2 training, if not please allow me to introduce her.

Sian is a clinical psychologist in Kingston, Ontario who is a certified DDP therapist, consultant, and trainer. She has provided training internationally for a number of years while also running a private practice, specialising in the assessment and treatment of children who have experienced developmental trauma.

Sian is currently involved in helping her local school boards develop trauma-informed classrooms and schools using DDPP and she has worked closely with Dan Hughes for a number of years and has been a member of the DDPI faculty since its inception.

Sian has two chapters in Art Becker Weidman’s book Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Casebook and has just published her work, co-written with Dan Hughes and Deni Melim, Belonging: A Relationship-Based Approach for Trauma-Informed Education.

How will the course be delivered?

Each Masterclass is delivered in a live online workshop from 9am – 2pm AEST.

Course pre-requisites

These one day sessions are offered only to those who have completed the Level 1 and/or Level 2 DDP training programs.

Course Fees

Each Masterclass costs $165 (inc GST)