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DDP Certified Attachment-Focused Family Therapist


Certification in Attachment-Focused Family Therapy is for therapists who primarily provide family treatment and who also specialize in the treatment of children and families with trauma and disorders of attachment, such as foster and adoptive families.  Certification provides the therapist with the recognition that the therapist has achieved a high level of competence and proficiency in the application of attachment-focused family therapy using Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. 


  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy: Essential Methods & Practices, Arthur Becker-Weidman, Ph.D., Rowman, Lanham, MD, 2010.
  • The Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Casebook, Arthur Becker-Weidman, Rowman: Lanham, MD, 2011.
  • The Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Primer, Arthur Becker-Weidman, PhD., Century Press, Williamsville, NY, 2012.
  • Creating Capacity for Attachment, Eds., Arthur Becker-Weidman, Ph.D., Deborah Shell, MA, LCMHC, Wood ‘N’ Barnes, 2005/2008.
  • Attachment Parenting, Ed., Arthur Becker-Weidman & Deborah Shell, Rowman: Lanham, MD, 2010.
  • Attachment-Focused Family Therapy.  Daniel Hughes, Norton, 2007.
  • Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook, D. Hughes, Norton: NY, 2011.
  • Handbook of Attachment: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications.  Edited by Jude Cassidy and Phillip Shaver.  The Guilford Press, 2008.
  • Building the Bonds of Attachment. 2nd. Ed.  Daniel Hughes, Ph.D., 2006
  • Attachment Across the Life Cycle.  Edited by Colin Murray Parkes, Joan Stevenson-Hinde, and Peter Marris.  Routledge, 1991.
  • A Secure Base.  John Bowlby, Basic Books, NY, 1988.
  • John Bowlby & Attachment Theory.  Jeremy Holmes, Routledge, NY, 1993.

Overview of steps to become certified

  1. Complete 48 hours of training
  2. Provide evidence that you are authorized to practice in your jurisdiction, evidence of applicable insurance, signed attestation form.
  3. Completion of the Consultation-Practicum: review of a minimum of six DVDs.

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