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
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
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
AVIGuk Publications ( e-journal lead and supporting editing of AVIGuk documents for e-publication)
Overview and Co-ordination of board activities
Hilary Kennedy and Helen Gibson
Next Conference and AGM (including board election)
Fiona Williams and Clare Lowry