Catching the Wave of Attunement:
Enhancing Relationships in Families, in the VIG reflective process and in organisations
We welcome you to the 8th AVIGuk International Conference which will take place in Newquay, Cornwall on Thursday 27th September 2018
This conference will focus on the importance of attunement in the different relationships involved within the systems surrounding the care of a child and their family. It will focus particularly on the highly complex situations of the family justice system, child protection and mental health.
There will be key notes from international experts, choices of workshops and poster presentations from the VIG international community.
We are really pleased to announce that two of the keynote speakers who were important to the foundation of the development of VIG in the UK:
How the essential foundations of early care in families and education mirror interactive relational therapy
Professor Colwyn Trevathen, Emeritus Professor of Child Psychology and Psychiobiology at the University of Edinburgh.
The importance of “attunement” within Child Protection Organizations
Claske Houwing, Social Worker, Leader on Management Policy at Intermetzo, the Netherlands, an out patient and day care centre speciliasing in trauma and attachment disorder
Tuning in to ourselves and between ourselves within the VIG Process
Helen Gibson, UKCP Systemic Psychotherapist/Supervisor and AVIGuk Practitioner and Supervisor
VIG in Cornwall- “Just” doing VIG – the impact on the client, VIG Practitioner and the wider system
Clare Lowry, Senior Educational Psychologist, Manager of the VIG Service,
Cornwall Council and AVIGuk Practitioner and Supervisor
VIG in the Family Justice System: assessment and intervention
Sophie Kershaw, Social Worker, Lead for National Family Drug and Alcohol Court