Attuned Interactions: Issue 4, August 2017


This, the 4th issue of Attuned Interactions, is a special issue dedicated to the 7th International Video Interaction Guidance Conference ‘Closing the Gap’. This took place in Glasgow, Scotland, in May 2017 and was chaired by Fiona WilliamsThe keynote speeches – by Dr Chantal Cyr, by Alison MacDonald and Nancy Ferguson, and by Dr Brigid Daniel – and the Day Two discussions were reported on by Trainee Educational Psychologists from Strathclyde University. We are very grateful to them for their work, and to those workshop and poster presenters who sent in their papers. Once again, several of the authors have commented how useful they found the peer readers’ detailed and thoughtful comments which helped them to improve their article; the peer readers are anonymous, so we would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their commitment to Attuned Interactions and to VIG. 

Conference reception at Glasgow City Chambers.

The next issue will feature some of the affiliated and international organisations, with whom the Attuned Interactions e-journal is now linked, in recognition of our shared commitment to help people build better relationships through the strengths-based use of video feedback.

Prospective article authors and new peer readers are invited to contact the lead editor Miriam Landor.


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 for this e-journal 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 comments, which guide the authors’ amendments before publishing.


Dr Chantal Cyr – Keynote: The use of attachment-based video feedback as an assessment and intervention used with vulnerable families. Madeleine Mackinnon.

Dr Brigid Daniel – Keynote: Principles of Practice to enhance resilience and inform intervention. Shauna Gorey

Alison MacDonald and Nancy Ferguson – Keynote: From Strategy to Practice: Making the Connection in North Lanarkshire. Linzi McCorkell

The Fields Children’s Centre VERP Project, Cambridgeshire. Miriam Craddock and Kirsten Branigan

Video Interaction Guidance: Closing the Gap. 7th AVIGuk International Conference 2017, Glasgow. Report on Day Two. Ailsa Darling and Eveline Chan

Healing Relationships Within Adoptive Families in England Through Video Interaction Guidance (VIG). Caroline Feltham-King & Jane Leighton

NEW! AVIGuk VERP training pathway – a pilot. Miriam Landor, Clare Lowry, Michelle Sancho (AVIGuk Board Members)

Distance learning (DL) in VIG and VERP. Miriam Landor

Supporting adoptive families through Video Interaction Guidance. Jane Leighton

ASPIRE: Autism Strategies for Parents to Improve Relationships and Experiences. The development of a training and support programme incorporating Video Interaction Guidance for parents of young children with a diagnosis of autism in a rural Scottish Local Authority. Heather Sked, Area Principal Educational Psychologist, The Highland Council; Shiona Alexander, Educational Psychologist, The Highland Council; Claire Wraight, Trainee Educational Psychologist, University College London

Affiliated organisations