Treating Children with Trauma and Attachment Problems - Beginning Level

July 12–15, 2016
Costs: $500 for instruction

Room and board on campus in a college residence hall is $345 per person and includes full all-you-can-eat dining hall meals, a private room, and use of campus amenities (pool, fitness center, sauna, tennis courts, etc). Being a residence hall, private rooms do not include private baths but there are separate facilites on each floor for men and women.

Who Should Attend: Clinicians who provide services to children with trauma and attachment problems
Clinical Training in the
            Psychological Treatment   of Children
            with Trauma - Attachment Problems

Dan's treatment model, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, is family-based and focused on facilitating the child's ability to establish a secure attachment with his/her caregivers. Developmental attachment theory and research is the primary model used for relationship development and trauma resolution. Dan blends various approaches into his treatment modality.

These include family therapy, Ericksonian hypnotherapy, psychodynamic principles, psychodrama, and interventions congruent with Theraplay and narrative work. He actively communicates PLACE in order to co-regulate the affect associate with past experiences and to co-construct new meanings of these experiences.
Contact Information

Daniel Hughes, Ph.D.
Quittie Glen Center for Mental Health
  417 Reigert's Lane
  Annville, Pennsylvania 17003

Phone: 717-867-8335 ext. 3303
  Fax: 717-867-0340
Dan Hughes is a clinical psychologist who resides in Lebanon, PA, with an office in nearby Annville.  After receiving his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University he fairly quickly began specializing in the treatment of children and youth who had experienced abuse and neglect and for the most part now manifested serious psychological problems secondary to childhood trauma and attachment disorganization.  Not having much success helping these children with traditional treatments, he developed an attachment-focused treatment that relied heavily on the theories and research of attachment and intersubjectivity to guide his model of treatment and parenting. 

Dan resided for 30 years in Maine until moving to Lebanon.  He is the author of three books including Building the Bonds of Attachment, 2nd edition, (2006), and Attachment-Focused Family Therapy (2007).  He has provided training and consultations to therapists, social workers and parents throughout the US, Canada, UK, and Australia and provides regular training's at Colby College in Maine, Annville, PA, and London, UK.  He also is a visiting tutor for a graduate program in London.


Dan was born in   Pittsburgh and has three daughters and one granddaughter.