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Methods of the video-feedback programs to promote positive parenting alone, with sensitive discipline, and with representational attachment discussions

ByFemmie Juffer, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, and Marinus H. van IJzendoorn

This chapter presents the protocol of the VIPP programs, including a description of the intervention methods: the video feedback, the intervention themes, the (optional) written information, and the attachment discussions. In the VIPP programs parents are offered short-term behaviorally focused (VIPP and VIPP-SD) or combined behaviorally and representationally focused (VIPP-R) interventions aimed at enhancing parental sensitivity and positive parent-child interactions. The programs are standardized and individualized, meaning that the intervener works from a general protocol but attunes the specific themes and guidelines to the individual parent-child dyad.