Kim Golding – FNC keynote webinar

As part of the Forging New Connections annual conference series, we are delighted to welcome Kim Golding, a clinical psychologist and board member of the Dyadic Developmental Practice Institute, as a keynote speaker for 2021:

Practicing in the moment: Bringing PACE, regulation and behaviour support together in educational environments.

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Course overview

Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP) is a model of intervention developed specifically to help parents and educators support children who have experienced developmental trauma. PACE is an attitude of playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy which was suggested by Dan Hughes within his development of the DDP model. This model recognises the importance of regulation and emotional connection alongside behaviour support to improve children’s emotional wellbeing.

Kim developed a model which she called ‘parenting in the moment’ to help parents reflect on how they attend to regulation, emotional connection, and behaviour support within their parenting. This has been adapted as ‘practicing in the moment’ for practitioners and is discussed in ‘Working with relational trauma in schools’ by Kim Golding, Sian Phillips and Louise Michelle Bomber JKP 2021.

In this presentation Kim will build on her 2020 Thrive presentation which introduced this model to explore practical ways educators can introduce these ideas into their schools and classrooms. Delegates do not need to have attended the 2020 presentation to benefit from this presentation.

More about Kim Golding:

Kim Golding is a Clinical Psychologist living in Worcestershire, UK. Kim worked for 35 years in the NHS before becoming independent. Throughout this experience Kim has always been interested in collaborating with parents to develop their parenting skills tailored to the needs of the children they are caring for. She was involved in the setting up and evaluation of the Integrated Service for Looked After and Adopted Children; providing support for foster, adoptive and residential parents, schools and the range of professionals around the children.

Kim is the author of several books written for parents, educational staff and practitioners supporting children with experience of developmental trauma. Kim is keen to promote the emotional and social needs of children in school settings. She is the lead author of three observational checklists books designed for use in educational settings, ‘Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in Preschool Settings’ (for children aged 0-4); and in School (for children aged 5-11 and for Young People aged 11 – 16). She has also co-authored, with Sian Philips and Louise Bomber, a guide to Dyadic Developmental Practice for educators: ‘Working with Relational Trauma in Education’ to be published in 2020. Kim currently sits on the board of the DDP institute and is involved in accrediting and training other professionals in this approach. She is also one of the directors of the Community Interest Company: ‘DDP Connects UK’

Suitable for

This CPD webinar is ideal for all Thrive Licensed Practitioners interested in hearing more about Dr Golding’s approach to bringing PACE, regulation and behaviour support together.

This 2-hour webinar is worth 5 CPD points.


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