Attuned Interactions: Issue 1, July 2016


Attuned Interactions is the e-journal for the international Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) community.

Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) is a video feedback intervention that enhances communication within relationships.  It does this by using video clips of ‘better than usual’ interactions in authentic situations to actively engage clients in change.  Clients are supported to reflect on the video clips in the light of their own hopes of a better future in their relationships with people who are important to them.

Our aims are to promote the benefits of VIG, to develop and communicate the evidence base for VIG and to offer an opportunity to debate issues facing VIG practitioners and clients.

We publish articles in English on VIG, and on other related strengths-based video feedback interventions. These articles range from academic to practice-based, and their authors from expert to novice, from VIG supervisor, guider or trainee to VIG participants and their communities.

Copyright remains with the authors; please contact them with any queries. The views expressed are those of the authors, and not of the members of the editorial group.

All articles are sent to several members of a panel of peer readers for comment. We would like to thank the authors and peer readers for their contributions to Issue 1. We are now beginning to assemble Issue 2. Article authors and new peer readers are invited to contact the lead editor Miriam Landor.


A Rationale for Including Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) in an Educative Programme of Development for Midwives & Health Visitors in Scotland. Lorraine Howard & Sandra Strathie.

‘Happy endings’ – supporting clients at the end of the VIG relationship. Helen O’Donohue.

Building the Blocks to Attuned Interactions: How Video Interaction Guidance was implemented to develop meaningful and attuned interactions between staff and pupils in a special school. Roosje Rautenbach.

Can screen time actually help families talk to each other? An evaluation of Video Interaction Guidance where initial concerns over neglect have been noted. Paul Whalley, Mike Williams & Richard Cotmore.

VIG Guider Training: Getting Started on Stage 1. Just Do It – yes, the question is though, Just Do What? And with Whom? Fiona Clark & Jan Tavendale.

VIG to VERP in a secondary special school. Louise Lomas.

What are the prospective adopters’ and social workers’ experiences of an adoption support package using Video Interaction Guidance? An exploratory study. Caroline Feltham-King, Amy Warhurst & Emma Gibbs.