AVIGuk International Conference - Catching the waves of attunement

  • 27/09/2018
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • The Atlantic Hotel Dane Road, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1EN
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Catching the Wave of Attunement:

Enhancing Relationships in Families, in the VIG reflective process and in organisations

We thank you for coming to the 8th AVIGuk International Conference which will take place in Newquay, Cornwall on Thursday 27th September 2018

Click on the links below to read about individual key notes and workshops and to download presentations. All key notes and almost all posters now linked. Workshops to follow

9:00 for  9:15

Arrival, registration, coffee


9:15 – 9:30

Opening  address

VIG in Cornwall  - Why invest? 


Jack Cordery - Service Director

Children & Family Services

Cornwall Council

9:30 – 9:50

The VIG Service in Cornwall – setting the context

Clare Lowry,– manager of the VIG Service, Cornwall Council

9:50 – 10:50

The Lively Human Nature of Relationships In Family and Community

and pdf of slides

Professor Colwyn Trevathen, Emeritus Professor of Child Psychology and Psychobiology at the University of Edinburgh


Coffee and Posters


11:30 – 12:10

On the waves of attunement, my journey through institutions : from battle to institutions - click here

Claske Houwing,, Social Worker, Leader on Management Policy at Intermetzo, the Netherlands

12:10 – 1:00

Workshop A – 1 to 4


1:00 – 2:00



2:00 – 2:15

WILD choir


2:15- 3:00

Helen Gibson,, UKCP Systemic Psychotherapist/supervisor and AVIGuk Practitioner and Supervisor

3:00 – 3:50

Workshop B -5 to 8


3:50 – 4:00

Tea and posters


4:20 – 5:00

VIG in the Family Justice System: assessment and intervention

Sarah Jonas, and Sheena Walsh

5.00- 5:15


Hilary Kennedy


Workshop plan

Morning  A

1 Ballroom -  Workshop 1 New research: Video feedback promotes relations between infants and vulnerable first-time mothers: a quasi-experimental study - published November 2017-

 Ingeborg Kristensen,

2 Dining room (capacity 150) - Workshop 2 Providing evidence to commissioners about the effectiveness of VIG with mothers and babies

 Natasha Gray and Emma Custance

3 Tea Lounge (capacity 90) - Workshop 3 VIG in child protection - SWIFT ( Specialist Family Service) project

Liz Smith

4 Café Atlantic (capacity 30) - Workshop 4 VIG and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies for Children and Young People. 

Sallie Horner

Afternoon B

5 Ballroom -  Workshop 5 Where angels fear to tread……using VIG on Mother and Baby Units to support attuned mother infant interactions at a time of mental health crisis.

Dr. Oliver Bailey-Pearce, Dr. Jo Spoors and Dr. Hannah Wilson

6 Dining room - Workshop 6 The joys and challenges of independent VIG practice in the family courts and with children on the edge of care

Monika Celebi and Rebecca Carr-Hopkins

7 Tea Lounge  - Workshop 7 Video Interaction Guidance with parents with learning disabilities

Debbie Hunter, Clinical Psychologist,

8 Café Atlantic - Workshop 8 The impact of VIG for professionals and families

Dr Nina Maxwell and Dr Alyson Rees




Using VIG with Assistant Psychologists to enhance

therapeutic skills and relationships

with Gabby Hardwick and Emily Lewis





VERP project with a team of Music Therapists:

Baby Watching Group

Dr. Deborah


Developing Relational Recognition and Agency in MDTs
 using Video Feedback






VIG Service



Reflect. A video-based intervention to support children

in the EY with emerging SEMH

The parent/carers VIG work Journal

Video Feed forward,creating brighter futures

VERP and Social Work Supervision



Analysis of video data from an intersubjective perspective

as mediated via VIG with Laura Criescu



Using VIG with support staff working

with adults with learning disabilities and complex needs



Classroom Speak- with Melanie Cross













Breaking the Cycle with VIG- For baby's Sake :

With Rebecca Butterworth

London Infant and Family Project woth Zoe Hyde and team

VIG and Infant mental Health : Recent publications

Proposal to explore the impact of client filming

and supplying the video to the guider

who then edits and returns the clip before the shared review.



The Atlantic Hotel
Rooms are available at The Atlantic Hotel with a 20% discount off the normal rates for anyone wishing to stay on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday night.  Please quote the conference when booking.  Rooms will start from £124.48 per room per night (bed and breakfast).  Please book early as rooms are limited. 

Travelodge and other budget hotels




As well as lots of B and B and surf lodges.

Official Newquay Tourist Site


Visit Cornwall

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your place 90 days before the conference, a full refund will be issued.  

Between 90 and 60 days you will receive 75% of the conference fee, Between 60 and 30 days you will receive 50 %  and once 30 days or less no refund will be issued.

Name changes are accepted without any cost.

Please cancel by emailing to events@videointeractionguidance.net



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