Video Interaction Guidance was first developed in the The Netherlands in the 1980's and since then its use in that country has become widespread.  There are a variety of names given to the same method with differences arising in terminology,  training methods and materials.  However, they share the same core, that is to say the importance of intersubjectivity in the relationship between the parent and child and the same between client and practitioner.

The name Video Interaction Guidance and the frameworks for training and practice in the United Kingdom were based on the Dutch model and we call it VIGuk.  They have been subject to some limited revision, mainly in providing more structure for the training and accreditation.

From its inception, VIGuk was an informal collection of supervisors with an informal leadership.  The Association was set up in 2012 to provide more direction and leadership for VIGuk.  It is an incorporated limited company with charitable objects (this is currently under review).  You can read our purpose here.

All supervisors are members of the company and trustees of the charity.  They elect a board of Directors to run the association on a day-to-day basis.  The current board members are listed below.  You can find out more about them or contact them by referring to the supervisors' directory.

AVIGuk Board Structure 2016

Open-ended Groups

Training and accreditation

Moni Celebi, Helen Gibson, Jenny  Atkinson


Penny Rackett, Martin Carey, Stephie Satariano, Liz Todd, Denise McCarten


Miriam Landor, Clare Lowry, Michelle Sancho

Communication among members

Jenny Jarvis, Ian Rhodes, Miriam Craddock, Sophie Levitt

Communication externally

Hilary Kennedy, Fiona Williams, Clare Jones, David Gavine

Ongoing Administrative Jobs

Finance and legal

Martin Carey , previous treasurer (David Gavine acting as), next treasurer (vacant)


Jenny Jarvis and Marie Robertson


Penny Rackett and Michelle Sancho

Website, WIKI and other online services

David Gavine

AVIGuk Publications ( e-journal lead and supporting editing of AVIGuk documents for e-publication)

Miriam Landor

Overview and Co-ordination of board activities

Hilary Kennedy and Helen Gibson

Next Conference and AGM (including board election)

Fiona Williams and Clare Lowry


AVIGuk is the collective trade mark of the Association for Video Interaction Guidance UK.  All rights reserved.
Incorporated at Companies House: Company number 08182188
Registered with Charity Commission:  Charity number 1178361
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