• Karen Doyle Buckwalter

Dafna Lender: Discussions on Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)

Karen Doyle Buckwalter welcomes Dafna Lender for a discussion on her work with Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP).


Dafna Lender, LCSW, is the Program Director for The Theraplay Institute in Evanston, IL. Dafna is certified as a trainer and supervisor in both Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Theraplay. Dafna’s main interest is in using attachment-based interventions to treat children with serious psychological problems caused by histories of abuse, neglect, trauma and/or multiple placements. Dafna’s focus is children’s development of a secure attachment with their caregivers while resolving issues in their traumatic history.


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