Video Interaction Guidance: Closing the Gap. 7th AVIGuk International Conference 2017

We welcome you to the 7th AVIGuk International Conference packed with new ideas, intellectual stimulation, inspiration and hope that VIG can trigger important changes for all those involved.

  • Book now for the 7th AVIGuk International Conference on May 11th 2017 in Glasgow.
  • Registration:   http://videointeractionguidance.net/event-2325471  (Association of Video Interaction Guidance UK)
  • When: 
11/05/2017
, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Location
: The Technology and Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Conference fees:

Booking for this conference can only be accepted through the online booking system using PayPal, credit or debit cards.

  • Full conference fee – £120.00 (GBP)

The timetable (see below) is still evolving and details of further workshops will be added as confirmed.

Key note addresses:

9AM OPENING

9.15 – 9.45 VIG and VERP in Glasgow: Closing the gap

Fiona Williams and Glasgow team

9.45 – 10.30 Title: Taking engagement seriously: how infants feel minds

Vasudevi Reddy is a Professor Developmental and Cultural Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, UK. She completed her studies in Hyderabad, India and in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has been interested for nearly three decades in the origins and development of social cognition, mainly in young infants. She has focused particularly on the everyday phenomena of infancy that are familiar to parents and caregivers but are not often investigated in science – such as teasing, clowning, showing off and feeling shy.  She is the Director of the Centre for Situated Action and Communication at Portsmouth, which explores ideas of context and situation – and culture – on different kinds of psychological phenomena. She has been part of a European consortium studying ways of developing ‘an embodied science of intersubjectivity’. She is the author of How Infants Know Minds, published by Harvard University Press.

10.30 -11.00 VIG and VERP in North Lanarkshire

Nancy Ferguson and Alison Mcdonald

11.00 – 11.45  COFFEE AND POSTERS

11.45  to 12.45. WORKSHOPS 1

Invited international workshop: VIG in Early Education

Katerina Silhanova, Czech Republic

Katerina is a systemically-trained social worker who has been the key developer of VIG in the Czech Republic for over 20 years and has worked with AVIGuk throughout this time to develop high standard training materials.

Plus at least 4 VIG workshops on VIG with children on the edge of care, in fostering and adoption, in neglect, parents with serious mental health and drug issues, in early intervention including ante-natal VIG. VIG in education, mediated learning, interaction in the classroom, managing classroom behaviour, children with complex communication needs including autism.

12.45. TO 13.45 LUNCH

13.45 TO 14.45 WORKSHOPS 2

Invited international  workshop: VERP project to enhance intensive interaction in a special school for children with PMLD and Autism

Kaisa Martikainen and Katja Burakoff , Finland

Kaisa and Katja are both Speech and Lanquage therapists who are trained in intensive interaction in the UK and VIG trained. They have developed the OIVA method of VERP staff training They work for FAIDD Tikoteekki in  Helsinki and have developed VIG in co-operation with the UK.

(FAIDD – The Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Tikoteekki is Communication and Technology Centre.  http://papunet.net/tikoteekki/in-english/)

Plus at least 4 VIG workshops on VIG with children on the edge of care, in fostering and adoption, in neglect, parents with serious mental health and drug issues, in early intervention including ante-natal VIG. VIG in education, mediated learning, interaction in the classroom, managing classroom behaviour, children with complex communication needs including autism.

14.45. – 15.15 TEA AND POSTERS

15.15 – 16.15 A video feedback attachment-based intervention protocol as a valid assessment of parenting capacity in Child Welfare cases

Dr. Chantal Cyr, University of Montreal and Quebec

Chantal Cyr is Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM). She is also a child and family psychologist. She teaches child developmental psychopathology and intervention techniques with children and families using an attachment-based framework. In close collaboration with the child protective services of Montreal and the child psychiatry clinics of Montreal children’s hospitals, Dr Cyr has been pursuing research on the efficacy of attachment-based assessment and intervention with vulnerable children and their families, such as maltreated and placed/adopted children, and those with neuro-biological vulnerabilities. Her work has been presented in numerous articles and conferences reaching both the scientific and clinical community.

16.15 – 17.00 Title: Principles of practice to enhance resilience and inform intervention with child neglect

Brigid Daniel is currently Professor of Social Work and Director of the Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Stirling (www.stir.ac.uk/ccwp/). She is a registered social worker with practice experience in intake and children and families work. She is the academic advisor to WithScotland – a national hub of expertise based at Stirling University that aims to enhance research and practice in child welfare and protection in Scotland.

Brigid’s research projects include Permanently Progressing? studying outcomes for children in Scotland looked after away from home under the age of 5 (http://www.stir.ac.uk/social-science/research/research-areas/cfr/permanently-progressing/) the Nuffield funded 4 UK nation study Identifying and Understanding Inequalities in Child Welfare Intervention Rates  (http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-directories/current-projects/2014/child-welfare-inequality-uk/).

Brigid has published widely on child development, children’s resilience, child neglect and the child protection system.

17.00 – 17.30

Title: Future community building: VIG, resilience and democracy

Liz Todd is Professor of Educational Inclusion at Newcastle University. She is Deputy Director of the Institute for Social Renewal which forges partnerships between the university and external organisations in order to contribute to creative solutions to societal challenges. She was drawn to VIG and to narrative therapy through her interest in respectful collaborative approaches to change particularly with those who are often assigned negative identities and left out of the conversation. Liz is co-editor of two books on video interaction guidance, and her books (single authored) Partnerships for inclusive education and (co-authored) Beyond the School Gates have both been shortlisted for prizes. In the past she worked as a maths teacher, and an educational psychologist before moving to Fiji for 3 years to the University of the South Pacific, which started her academic career. She was Director of Educational Psychology training at Newcastle for over 12 years, launching the doctorate programme.

 5.30 – 6.15 Reception around the posters

 

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