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, cutting edge international research , choices of UK practice-based workshops and poster presentations from the VIG international community.
We are really pleased to announce that two of the keynote speakers were important to the foundation of the development of VIG in the UK: Colwyn Trevarthen and Claske Houwing:
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
Sheena Webb, Clinical psychologist Lead for National Family Drug and Alcohol Court, London
Sarah Jonas , Child Psychiatrist, Lead of SWIFT ( Specialist Family Service) project ,East Sussex
The following workshops have been confirmed : more to follow
Invited international Research Workshops
New research: Video feedback promotes relations between infants and vulnerable first-time mothers: a quasi-experimental study - published November 2017
Ingeborg Kristensen, Psychologist, Department of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Denmark
VIG in special Parenting project
Debbie Hunter, Clinical Psychologist,
VIG in the Court arena
Monika Celebi and Rebecca Carr-Hopkins
VIG in child protection - SWIFT ( Specialist Family Service) project
Liz Smith and team
VIG in CYP-IAPTs for family Support Workers in Exeter
Sallie Horner and team
Better start , Better Future : evaluating VIG with mothers and babies
Natasha Gray and Emma Custance
VIG in Perinatal practice in Wessex with a focus on inpatient mother-baby units
Oliver Bailey-Pearce and Hannah Wilson
PLUS Posters on a wide range of VIG applications and evaluations
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