Karen welcomes Dr. Kim Golding to the show for part two of their conversation on entering the world of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.
With an early life touched by the mental illness of a close family member, it isn't surprising Kim Golding pursued a career in Clinical Psychology after graduating from Cardiff University. Golding gained an MSC from Leicester University, later returning to Cardiff to complete a doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
Always working with children and families, Golding has done a range of things including supporting children with Down’s Syndrome; sleep difficulties; on the edge of care; and living within or adopted from the looked after system. This experience strengthened Golding's interest in working with parents to develop their parenting skills tailored to the particular needs of the children they are caring for.
Golding has been involved in the setting up and evaluation of the Integrated Service for Looked After and Adopted Children, in Worcester, UK. This service provides support for foster, adoptive and residential parents, schools and the range of professionals around the children growing up in care or in adoptive families.
In her practice, Golding focuses on understanding the impact of early experience on the development of children. Golding was trained and mentored by Dan Hughes in the use of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Practice (DDP). Golding has also been exploring the application of DDP to adult therapy, working with adults who have experienced developmental trauma within their childhoods.
In 2020, Golding was awarded a CBE for services to children and young people as part of the UK Queen’s birthday honours list.