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 and is registered as a charity. You can read our purpose here.
All supervisors are members of the company and trustees of the charity. They elect a board of Directors who are responsible for the good management of the association. 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 members were last elected in October 2018. They are Monika Celebi, Helen Gibson ( Treasurer) , Clare Lowry (Chair) and Michelle Sancho.
The Executive group aim to provide the smooth - running of the Association's objectives and implement decisions made by the Board. It is led by David Gavine and Hilary Kennedy as joint CEOs.
David focuses on servicing the Board with the Board secretary ( Michele Corley - soon departing) , the website and new Learning Management System with IT Officer (Zubeida das Gupta) .
Hilary leads the administrative team of Registration Officer (Marie Robertson), Events Officer ( Chloe Erlam) and Finance Officer ( Gurjit Matharu).
The Development group is co-ordinated by Alexandra Greene.
The New Route Implementation group is Helen Gibson, Hilary Kennedy ( current chair until July 20) Maddie Marczak and Michelle Sancho and they will continue for the next 12 months to finish the implementation - next stage is training supervisors to become reliable "advanced practitioner' markers
The revised Initial Training Course group is led by Monika Celebi with Angela Latham,Rachel Pardoe and Stephanie Satariano. They are piloting the revised ITC in early 2020
The Blackpool Conference Group is led by Angela Latham with Martin Carey, Hilary Kennedy and Clare Lowry and a local Blackpool team including Melanie Gilday and the Blackpool Better start team.