Video-intervention to promote positive parenting and sensitive discipline (VIPP-SD)
We are offering an exciting opportunity for staff from across the children’s workforce to undertake training in the use of this extremely well evidenced intervention as recommended in the NICE guideline for Children’s attachment (November 2015)
(VIPP-SD) is the original highly evidenced Video-Feedback intervention for parents. It was developed by some of the world’s leading attachment researchers from Leiden University in Holland. It is a preventative intervention aimed at increasing parental sensitivity and has an excellent evidence base for preventing or reducing behavioural problems in young children. VIPP has been shown via randomized control trials to be extremely effective with a variety of groups (eg under 5’s, adoptive parents, childcare) and its successes have been extensively reported in many peer reviewed journals. VIPP is based on attachment theory but also uses some behavioural principles to aid sensitive discipline. In VIPP the practitioner works primarily with caregivers and young children (up to 6 years old), and the non-intrusive use of video and video-feedback is its defining component.
Comprehensive feedback will follow each practice assessment, led by experienced instructors.
Following the four taught days, participants will identify a family with whom they will deliver the intervention. Alongside this participants will be supported via monthly supervision with an experienced instructor, to prepare for the home visits with their family.
By the end of the course, participants shown to have proficient knowledge and understanding and will be certified and ready to practice.
- Understand the theoretical basis of VIPP and its
relation to attachment theory.
- Have familiarised themselves with the principles of
- Have had experience of implementing the intervention
with peer support.
- Have had supervision on their work.
- Have a clear idea of how to further develop their
This course is for you if you are working with children and families in health, social care or related settings and want to become an accredited VIPP practitioner.
In order to undertake this course, we ask that you work with children and families and have a remit to deliver the intervention.
Education and training at the Tavistock and Portman is distinctive. We are one of very few providers in the UK that can offer education within an NHS mental health clinical setting. This means that our students can get access to real-time, real-life case studies.
This programme is unique in equipping participants with the knowledge and skills to deliver this evidence-based intervention embedding practice through ongoing support, supervision and guidance.
"The training was well paced, informative and supportive. Delivering the intervention was really exciting, watching the mother progress as she increased her understanding of what the child was communicating and feeling. She said she looked more at her child, and really understood that the child is an emotional being, not ‘just a toddler’."
This course will be delivered remotely using Zoom. This is very easy and safe to use regardless of your level of IT skill. You will need a desktop PC or laptop with a microphone and camera together with a suitably fast, preferably wired, internet connection. Mobile devices and tablets cannot be used, because they disable certain features used in training.
Because of security reasons, you will have to use a Zoom account. Access to the online meetings is restricted to logged-in users only. Also, you will not be able to join from your browser, but only from the Zoom Desktop Client. Please note: Some devices provided by employers may have restrictions in place. Please use this test link (https://zoom.us/test) to check your set up. After clicking on ‘Join’, you will either get a pop-up message asking you to ‘open the Zoom app’ from your computer (if you already have the Desktop Client), OR you will be able to click on ‘Download now’, underneath the ‘Launch meeting’ button. For more information about using Zoom, please visit the Zoom website: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360034967471-Getting-started-guide-for-new-users
Additional resources for this course will be provided using Moodle, our virtual learning environment.
You will be sent joining instructions including all the necessary login links, passwords and guidance on how to use the relevant functionality about a week before the course start date.
Should you have any concerns about the accessibility of remote delivery please contact us at CPDEvents@tavi-port.ac.uk to discuss how we can best help you.
9.30am to 2.30pm on seven days:
There will be a 20-minute coffee/tea break in the morning and a 40-minute lunch break at 12.20pm – 1.00pm.
Please contact us at CPDEvents@tavi-port.ac.uk to be placed on the waiting list for the next course.
Following the seven online seminars, participants will identify a family with whom they will deliver the intervention. Alongside this, participants will be supported via monthly supervision with an experienced supervisor, to prepare for the home visits with their family.
consultation with the supervisor, 6 online supervision meetings will be
planned, between every home visit (HV), preferably between March 2021 and September 2021.
Please note that the supervision trajectory with the practice family should
start within 6 months after the VIPP-SD basic course. The assessment
meeting will be planned after HV7.
Indication of training hours (total 114 hours)
Basic course (48 hours):
Pre-training video’s = 1 hour
Read manual and literature = 12 hours
- Attendance 7 x 5 hours = 35 hours
- (of which 7 x 4 hours of teaching = 28 hours)
Practice family (57 hours):
HV 1 (recording only) = 1 hour
- HV 2-7: 6 x 2 hours = 12 hours (travel time not included)
- Prepare home visits for intervention (scripts) = 44 hours, as follows:
- HV 2 & 3: 2 x 8 hours = 16 hours
- HV 4 = 10 hours
- HV 5, 6 & 7: 3 x 6 hours = 18 hours
Supervision (6 hours):
Individual online sessions 6 x 1 hours = 6 hours
Assessment (3 hour):
Assessment meeting = 1 hour
- Preparing for assessment = 2 hours
The fee for this course is £1,900
Please contact us at CPDEvents@tavi-port.ac.uk to be placed on the waiting list for the next course.
Course material and literature
The first day of the training you will receive the
VIPP-SD manual 3.0 and various additional training documents. We highly
recommend the book: Promoting Positive Parenting: An attachment-based
intervention (Juffer, Bakermans-Kranenburg & Van IJzendoorn, 2008). A
list of additional literature on VIPP is provided in the manual, related
publications are available upon request.
Before the start of the training, you will receive the VIPP-SD manual 3.0 in English, and various additional training documents.
In preparation of the training, you are required to:
1. watch the three pre-training.
2. read parts of the Manual, and
3. read an article
Following the basic 7-day online VIPP-SD course, participants will put the method into practice with a “training family”. Individual online supervision meetings will be provided via Zoom with a supervisor, to prepare for the home visits with the training family. Therefore, participants will need to identify a training family as soon as possible before or during the course. This could be an acquaintance, a friend (of a friend) for example, with a child between the ages of 1 and 4 years. You will work with one parent and one child. Preferably, the family should be a practice family, and not a service user, because you are still learning, and you need to be able to make mistakes. In some cases, we will allow training with a service user.
You will visit the training family during 7 home visits. During HV1 you will get acquainted with the parent(s) and child and make recordings; this should take no more than 1 hour. The following home visits (HV 2-7) will be intervention sessions in which you will make new recordings and provide feedback on previous videos. Therefore, HV 2-7 will take approximately 1,5 -2 hours each. The home visits may be scheduled about 2-3 weeks apart. The completion of the supervision trajectory with the practice family thus takes approximately 3 to 4 months.
Working with VIPP-SD means working with video as a professional. For the practice family you need a digital video camera and some (basic) editing equipment (e.g., Adobe premiere pro or Pinnacle Studio). Moreover, you will need a USB, DVD player or laptop that can be connected to TV with HDMI cables / or protected external hard drive when a smart tv is available in the home of the family you’re working with. And you will need different sets of toys to bring to the family during the home visits. The types of toys will be discussed during the training course.
Included in your course fee, you will receive online membership of the Tavistock’s internationally-renowned library for the duration of your course. Our friendly and knowledgeable library team will help to support you through your specialist CPD course, whatever your level of professional or academic experience. You will have access to an extensive range of eBooks, online journals, all the relevant key databases and our specialist audio-visual collection, plus reference access to all our print books.
Our Information Skills Trainer has made lots of material available on Moodle to help you navigate our comprehensive electronic collections. PCs and photocopiers are also available for your use (charges apply for printing and copying). Library staff curate various online resources, such as Audio/Video Playlists, and regularly share helpful news and research on Twitter and Facebook.
Find out more on the Library website: https://library.tavistockandportman.ac.uk
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