About Video Interaction Guidance
Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) training was brought to
the UK in 1993 by Educational Psychologists in Tayside, Scotland
sponsored by the SDECP as part of the Professional Development
Initiatives sponsored by the Scottish Government.
As part of this programme 12 Educational psychologists
across Scotland were trained as VIG Supervisors by 1997. These EPs
started local trainings for colleagues in Health, Social Work,
University EP courses and the Voluntary Sector in all Local
Authorities in Scotland.
VIG training was also offered in the South of England with
Hampshire and Brighton EP Services at the start.
From these seedcorn projects, the 100 *AVIGuk Supervisors
and 1000 plus AVIGuk Practitioners have sprung with over half of
the current AVIGuk supervisors being EPs.practice by
producing training materials, setting standards and accrediting
guiders andThrough political, practice and research
activity by a team of EPs, VIG is recommended in NICE guidelines '
Social and Emotional Wellbeing - early years' October
The first UK book on Video Interaction Guidance was edited
by 3 EPs "Video Interaction Guidance: a relationship-based
Intervention to Promote Attunement, Empathy and Wellbeing" edited
by Hilary Kennedy, Miriam Landor and Liz Todd published by Jessica
Kingsley in 2011.
There is a growing evidence base for the effectiveness of
relatively short sensitivity-focused interventions with parents
using video feedback in an attuned way which is described and
discussed in the above book.
Video Interaction Guidance has also been selected as an
evidence-based intervention by Dataprev (2011) 'Mental health
prevention focusing on parenting' Dataprev accessed on 3rd Jan
VIG was selected by the NSPCC as one of its two chosen
evidence based interventions to tackle neglect to present to
England's review of the delivery of early interventions
(NSPCC (2010) 'The National Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) Evidence to the independent review
of the delivery of early
20 Doctoral theses have been written by EPs in
training over the last 10 years on the impact of VIG
AVIGuk training requirements, website developed by team of