VIG and Psychotherapy: an exploration of connections
16th September 2016
Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ

PRESENTATIONS and do join discussion at bottom of this page

Monika Celebi
'VIG and psychotherapy - similarities and differences'

Monika has practiced as a movement therapist since 1983, psychoanalytic psychotherapist since 1987, has taught Yoga and mindfulness since 1999. She joined the Oxford Parent-Infant Projectin 2004, where she worked as parent infant therapist with parents and babies and both developed and provided training for parent-infant groups facilitators.Monika is now a freelance consultant and an advanced VIG supervisor and trainer; she is on the boardof The Association of Video Interaction Guidance UK, and regularly facilitates VIG trainings at the Portland & Tavistock Clinic. She is involved in the setting up of VIG projects in London, the southeast and Wales.
Monika has published numerous articles and is currently editing 'Weaving the Cradle', facilitating groups for parents and babies in the critical 1001 days.

Dr. Felicity de Zulueta
Why VIG. Works: implications in relation to integration with other therapeutic approaches

Felicity is an Emeritus Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Traumatic Studies at Kings College London. She developed and headed both the Department of Psychotherapy at Charing Cross Hospital and the Traumatic Stress Service in the Maudsley Hospital which specialises in the treatment of people suffering from Complex Post Traumatic Stress disorder. She has trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, systemic family therapy, group analysis, EMDR and Lifespan Integration. She has published papers on the subject of bilingualism and PTSD from an attachment perspective and is author of the book From Pain to Violence; the traumatic roots of destructiveness (Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd Edition, 2006). Here is a link to a recent Tedex talk From Pain to Violence and how to break the cycle

Seeing is Believing’ : using video-feedback in parent-infant psychotherapy to help change parents’ and babies’ negative representations of themselves
Joanna trained as a social worker, and later as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Her passion for early intervention led her to join the Oxford Parent-Infant Project. She has been with OXPIP since 1999 and is currently Joint Clincial Director. She is a qualified Guider and Supervisor in Video Interaction Guidance, and believes that an integration of parent-infant psychotherapy and Video Interaction Guidance can often bring about a more profound change in parent-infant relationships than either intervention on its own.

Amanda Jones was the discussant for the afternoon
Amanda is Professional Lead & Consultant Perinatal Psychotherapist of NELFT's (North East London Foundation Trust) Perinatal Parent Infant Mental Health Service. Amanda speaks at national and international conferences on perinatal psychopathology and treatment for parents and babies in difficulties. She contributes in several policy groups to try and enhance understanding about the importance of early intervention and the need to develop equitable integrated psychotherapy and psychiatric NHS community perinatal parent infant mental health services in the UK.

13.30 - 14.15
Rachel Pardoe
Hope and fear: focusing on the positive while working with intergenerational trauma – integrating Video Interaction Guidance and psychoanalytic psychotherapy in work with parents and infants
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Rachel is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with 25 years' experience of working in CAMHS. She specialises in working with families with infants and young children where there are attachment difficulties and a history of trauma such as neglect or abuse. Rachel has recently trained in Video Interaction Guidance. Her presentation will illustrate the powerful impact of video as 'witness' to positive moments of interaction.
Since 2000, Rachel has been providing consultation and training to professionals in Health, Social Care, Early Years and schools, including developing a 5-day training course in infant mental health delivered to date to over 170 professionals in Bristol, Swindon and Wales. Rachel has taught regularly on the Tavistock Clinic postgraduate programme. She has presented parent-infant therapeutic work using video feedback at a number of conferences, including the World Association for Infant Mental Health Congress (2014).

Kevin Ball
Repairing emotional bridges between parents and infants: working with video in the systemic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy
Kevin is a perinatal psychotherapist at NELFT (North East London Foundation Trust) Perinatal Parent Infant Mental Health Service. He trained at the Philadelphia Asssociation as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and worked in one of the therapeutic communities there. He then worked as a psychotherapist with cancer patients and families in Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital in the Dept of Palliative Medicine. He trained as a family therapist at the Institute of Family Therapy/Birkbeck and is now in training as a supervisor in Video Interaction Guidance.

Sylvia Reyes, Director of Juconi Ecuador
How VIG helps the most marginalised families create hope in Ecuador
Sylvia trained as an Educational Psychologist in the UK and has worked with JUCONI Ecuador since it began in 1995. She helped to develop an attachment based approach for the most marginalised children and families who did not find other service offers helped them. The work of JUCONI Ecuador is specifically targeted at street involved children and families that other approaches do not help and Video Interaction Guidance has proved to be an important part of this package of support that enables families with violent interactions to become safe spaces in which children can thrive.