#6 Pre-conference workshop: Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD)


Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD)

Offered by Leiden University, Institute of Education and Child Studies




Host:  Leiden University,

Institute of Education and  Child Studies

Date: 17 June 2019

Time: From 9.30 to 16.30

Location: Leiden University, Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen Pieter de la Courtgebouw, Room no. 1A23 (first floor), Wassenaarseweg 52, Leiden


See the agenda here.




During this one-day workshop participants will learn more about the evidence-based, preventive intervention program called VIPP-SD. It was developed by the Centre for Child and Family Studies at Leiden University. We offer a unique sneak preview of our training course for professionals, including a presentation on the theoretical background and main principles of the VIPP-SD.


Additionally, we’ll offer participants the opportunity to practice with giving video-feedback themselves under the supervision of two certified trainers. The goal is to introduce participants to the main elements of the VIPP-SD method, thereby increasing their knowledge and understanding of its practical use and its effectiveness.


Aims of the VIPP-SD

The preventive intervention program aims to increase the sensitivity and improve adequate discipline strategies of caregivers in order to encourage positive interaction between caregiver and child, and to prevent or reduce behavior problems in children aged 1 to 6 years. To reach this goal, the intervenor works on:

  • Increasing the observational skills of caregivers
  • Increasing caregivers’ knowledge about the upbringing and development of young children
  • Increasing the capacity of caregivers to empathize with (their) children
  • Making caregiving behavior more effective by using sensitive responsiveness and sensitive discipline.



This workshop particularly welcomes professionals working with caregivers of young children, such as pedagogues, psychologists, nurses, social workers, socio-therapists, pedagogical staff, employees of infant welfare centers, child psychiatrists, behavioral scientists and trainees in similar or related fields. Naturally, all those who wish to learn more about working with VIPP-SD are invited to register for this workshop.



This interactive workshop will be hosted by Claudia Vrijhof and Nikita Schoemaker (VIPP Center University Leiden). They are both certified VIPP-SD trainers and involved in research projects testing the effectiveness of VIPP-SD. 


Practical Information

This workshop is offered free of charge to participants in the ISSA Conference 2019. Lunch and coffee breaks will be served. Participant will be charged a small fee of EUR 30 to cover catering costs.



Visit the registration page to reserve this pre-conference event. Approximately 25 seats are available.


News on the Keynote Speakers will follow soon!