Video Enhanced Reflective Practice (VERP), an application of Video Interaction Guidance, supports individuals or groups to reflect on and develop their professional communication, teaching or therapeutic skills with their clients through shared review of moments of attuned interaction in video clips of their day-to-day practice. This book brings together international researchers and practitioners from a range of professions to define VERP, present its theoretical basis and review the current research evidence. Increasing in popularity, VERP is used as a reflective professional development tool for a wide range of professionals and employees, supporting them to analyse and reflect on moments of their effective interaction on video, in situ in the professional environment. The VERP approach is optimistic and empowering, focusing on strength and potential rather than problems or weaknesses. This book provides examples of VERP's application in a wide range of sectors and will be of interest to trainers, CPD providers, managers, psychologists, social workers, higher education educators, health visitors, early years professionals, teachers, counsellors, therapists, and professionals in the private, voluntary, government and local authority sectors.
Hilary Kennedy is a freelance chartered educational psychologist and National trainer and supervisor for the Association for Video Interaction Guidance uk TM (AVIGuk). She is a key developer of Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) in the UK. She is currently working on projects nationally and internationally. Hilary is an honorary senior lecturer at University College London, an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society and is involved in supporting research in the effectiveness of VIG as an intervention. She received the BPS Distinguished Contribution to Educational and Child Psychology Award 2013 Miriam Landor is a freelance AVIGuk supervisor and trainer in VIG, VERP and Video Feedforward, nationally and internationally. She is a chartered educational psychologist and an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society. She previously worked as a preschool home visiting support teacher, an educational psychologist and a university lecturer. She is interested in networking through writing and editing on VIG matters and has published in these and other fields. Liz Todd is professor of educational inclusion at Newcastle University. A chartered educational psychologist, Liz is also an AVIGuk supervisor and trainer in VIG and VERP. Her other books, both prize-winning, are: Partnerships for Inclusive Education, a critical approach to collaborative working; and Beyond the School Gates: can full service and extended schools overcome disadvantage. She is interested in VIG & narrative therapy as democratic approaches to change for individuals and communities. They are the editors of Video Interaction Guidance: A Relationship-Based Intervention to Promote Attunement, Empathy and Wellbeing, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.