I trained in VIG about 16 years ago. During this time, I have been delivering VIG in a variety of settings and often to families experiencing challenging circumstances.
I am currently teaching VIG to students attending the Exeter University 0-5 PG CYP IAPT. Prior to this I supervised trainees attending the Manchester University 0-2 PG CYP IAPT. Both these experiences have offered opportunities to think more deeply about helping trainees to develop their VIG skills. It has also been interesting to notice and consider what impacts our unique patterns of interaction as practitioners.
I am currently an independent VIG trainer and supervisor. I offer supervision to trainees in a wide range of settings including, social care, NHS, charitable and the private sector. I am currently managing a VIG project in Devon for staff working in early years settings to help support developing language skills in the under threes and as part of a team providing supervision to trainees working systemically. I am also training both practitioners and team leads across Devon’s Childrens Centres.
Most of the supervision I offer is online but I am able to offer face to face supervision in certain circumstances.