Association for Infant Mental Health (AiMH UK) Bristol & West CPD Event, 22 January 2021

Dr Cerith Waters (Senior Lecturer, Clinical Lead for perinatal services, Cardiff; accredited VIG practitioner) and Rachel Pardoe (Child Psychotherapist, VIG supervisor)

The importance of including fathers in parent-infant services: illustration using Video Interaction Guidance (VIG)

Rachel is a Hub Lead for the AiMH Bristol & West hub. Our second online event went very well – over 70 practitioners booked from all over the UK – several working in community services for Dads. Many positive comments in the Zoom Chat and active verbal discussion.

Rachel presented What is VIG? – highlighting the effectiveness of this video feedback approach with parents and infants.

Cerith Waters shared emotionally moving and effective therapeutic work, using VIG. It was clearly an inspiration for many who attended. (Cerith trained in VIG in supervision with Rachel, and accredited in 2020.)

Some people at the event were also motivated to train in VIG – good to hear!

Cerith presented research data on Fathers mental health during the perinatal period, and he shared the BPS Guidance on Working remotely with parents and infants during pregnancy and postpartum.

This photo was taken at the WAIMH congress in Prague in 2016.

Rachel talking at an AVIG UK conference