Professor Pasco Fearon also gave an overview of his upcoming feasibility study which looks to implement a modified version of Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting (VIPP) for children with reactive attachment disorder and their foster carers. Given that we too are using VIPP on the Healthy Start Happy Start trial, it was great to be reminded of the versatility of the VIPP-programme and how it can be adapted to fit different populations. I’m so looking forward to following the progress of the study as it gets underway!
The day drew to a close with Prof. Peter Fonagy really emphasising the unique and fundamental place of research and development departments within NHS trusts. Overall, it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to present within a fantastic line-up of speakers, and to learn from the range of roles brought together by the day.
Author: Beth Barker