POSTPONED VIG and Trauma : Recovery through 'attunement' - AVIGuk International Conference

  • 01/10/2020
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • The Grand Hotel, Blackpool
  • 404


  • A person who is training or has trained in VIG under AVIGuk standards
  • A person who is not yet involved in VIG training
  • A person who is not yet involved in VIG training
  • A person who is training or has trained in VIG under AVIGuk standards

VIG and trauma: recovery through attunement

The day will be similar in format to the last very successful Cornwall conference with key notes, invited workshops and posters.

The conference will be followed by an AVIGuk Supervisors CPD Day (02.10.20). This day will will include discussions and training around the new Learning Management System (LMS) and the implementation of the VIG training route including the reliability scoring on the VIG-SDS.

To register at this event, please book here

Key notes

Dr Madeline Marczak, D.Clin.Psych; Bsc (hns)

How Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) works : recovery through attunement

Maddie is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and has recently been appointed Director of Children and Young People’s Training at the North West Psychological Therapies Training Centre.

Maddie’s clinical roles have included 10 years working in a CAMHS led early intervention service in Manchester, delivering a range of evidence based interventions in Sure Start Children Centres, notably Video Interaction Guidance and Evidence Based Parenting Interventions.

Since 2014, Maddie has been involved in the Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme (CYP-IAPT), a service transformation project commissioned by Heath Education England and the Department of Health to improve CAMHS services. Between 2015 and 2019 Maddie was programme lead for the Parenting Training and 0-5s programmes for the North West learning collaborative, affiliated with the University of Manchester. 

Maddie has a longstanding passion for parent-infant mental health and a keen interest in supporting the sustainable implementation of VIG in perinatal and early years settings. Maddie is part of the AVIGuk Training Implementation Group and is co-author of the VIG-Skills Development Scale (VIG-SDS). 

Clare Law

Trauma Informed Care Guidelines and how VIG can fit.

Prof. Helen Minnis

Trauma , ACEs and neurodevelopment: exploring links between early childhood abuse and neglect, ACEs and neurodevelopmental problems like ADHD and Autism.

Helen Minnis is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow. She spent time working as an Orphanage Doctor in Guatemala in the early 1990s prior to training in Psychiatry, and this stimulated an interest in the effects of early maltreatment on children's development. Her research focus has been on Attachment Disorder: clinical aspects, assessment tools and behavioural genetics. She is now conducting intervention research for maltreated children, including a randomised controlled trial of an infant mental health service for young children in foster care.

Judith Rees

VIG and "For Baby's sake" : an intervention project for men and women experiencing domestic violence alongside the birth of a new baby.

Judith Rees joined the Stefanou Foundation in July 2015 as Director, For Baby’s Sake.  She leads the operational delivery and development of this innovative approach to breaking cycles of domestic abuse and traumatic adverse childhood experiences by working with the whole family and starting in pregnancy.  Judith previously worked in the National Health Service for 33 years. Over this time she was a Staff Nurse, Midwife, Health Visitor, Practice Teacher, Safeguarding Children's Nurse and Team Leader for Health Visitors and School Nurses before setting up and being the Supervisor for the Family Nurse Partnership Team in Hertfordshire from 2011 to 2015.  Judith’s commitment to safeguarding babies, children and families was reflected in her completing her MSc in Child Protection and Child Welfare. She is trained in Video Interaction Guidance (VIG), attachment and the impact of developmental trauma.

Zubeida Dasgupta and team

Taking VIG to Tanzania: training family workers to use VIG to heal relationships between children living on the streets and their families.

Zubeida Dasgupta is an Educational Psychologist and advanced supervisor in VIG.  She works independently as a practitioner, supervisor and trainer in Sussex and London, as well working part time for Brighton and Hove City Council where she is pleased to use VIG as much as she can in the schools and families she links with. Working closely with David Gavine she is helping to develop the new Learning Management System for AVIGuk.  She is excited to share the learning from the VIG Tanzania project, as it was a life inspiring opportunity for her and her family to live and volunteer in Tanzania.

Invited Workshop presenters

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