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Who we are

The team of the VIPP centre
 

Claudia Vrijhof

  • Claudia Vrijhof Coordinator

    Claudia Vrijhof is the VIPP coordinator at the VIPP Training and Research Centre at Leiden University. Next to that she studies the effectiveness of VIPP adaptations within the Institute of Education and Child Studies. Claudia is a VIPP-SD trainer and supervisor since 2018.

Gea van Dam

  • Gea van Dam Secretary

    Gea van Dam works as a secretary at the Institute of Education and Child Studies at Leiden University since 2002 and does part-time secretarial support for the VIPP Training and Research Centre.

Laura Stoop

  • Laura Stoop Intern

    Laura Stoop is an intern at the VIPP Training and Research Centre, where she assists VIPP coordinator. The internship is part of her master's programme Parenting and Child Development at Leiden University. Previously she received her bachelor's degree Pedagogische Wetenschappen at Utrecht University.

Tessa Wesseling

  • Tessa Wesseling is an intern at the VIPP Training and Research Centre, where she assists VIPP-coordinator. The internship is part of her master's programme Parenting and Child Development at Leiden University. Previously she finished her study of Applied Psychology and did a pre-master's programme.

The developers
 

Femmie Juffer

  • Femmie Juffer Developer

    Professor emeritus Femmie Juffer is one of the developers of the VIPP-SD intervention. She was involved in designing and testing (various applications of) VIPP-SD, in particular for adoptive and foster families. She was a VIPP-SD trainer and supervisor at Leiden University until her retirement.

Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg

  • Prof. dr. Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg is one of the developers of the VIPP-SD intervention program. She has been involved in various randomized controlled trials testing the effectiveness of (adaptations of) VIPP-SD, for families with twins or with a child with autism spectrum disorder, ethnic minority families, and couples for example. Currently affiliated with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, she examines two new adaptations: VIPP-PRE, using ultrasound video feedback to promote sensitive father-infant interaction starting during pregnancy, and VIPP-school. With a broader group of experts, she is in the process of developing and testing VIPP-SD with online delivery.

Marinus H. van IJzendoorn

  • Prof. dr. Marinus H. van IJzendoorn is one of the developers of the VIPP-SD intervention program and currently a professor of human development at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has been involved in various randomized controlled trials testing the effectiveness of (adaptations of) VIPP-SD for families with children in the autism spectrum, families struggling with child maltreatment, immigrant families and families living in non-WEIRD countries. He is a consultant in the development and testing of various new modalities such as VIPP-PRE and VIPP-school, and works with a broader group of experts on the online.

Trainers and supervisors

The Netherlands
 

Estelle Struis

  • Estelle Struis Trainer/supervisor

    Estelle Struis has been a VIPP-SD trainer and supervisor since 2007, when she developed the VIPP-SD Training at Leiden University. She is currently working as an independent trainer, but closely with the VIPP Training and Research Centre at the Leiden University as well as The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London. She advises on training in and implementation of VIPP and is dedicated to training new trainers and supervisors.

Claudia Vrijhof

  • Claudia Vrijhof Trainer/supervisor

    Claudia Vrijhof is VIPP-SD trainer and supervisor since 2018 and is currently working as postdoctoral researcher and VIPP coordinator at Leiden University. She has been involved in a study testing the effectiveness of an adaptation of VIPP-SD for families with twins and is currently piloting an adaptation for child care workers who care for infants starting day care.

Marije Stoltenborgh

  • Marije Stoltenborgh Trainer/supervisor

    Marije Stoltenborgh is a VIPP-SD trainer and supervisor since 2019. She has been involved in a study testing the effectiveness of the adaptation VIPP-FC for foster and adoptive parents. She is currently combining training and supervising VIPP-SD interveners with her job as a teacher at the Institute of Education and Child Studies at Leiden University.

  • Marije Stoltenborgh Trainer/supervisor

    Marije Stoltenborgh is a VIPP-SD trainer and supervisor since 2019. She has been involved in a study testing the effectiveness of the adaptation VIPP-FC for foster and adoptive parents. She is currently combining training and supervising VIPP-SD interveners with her job as a teacher at the Institute of Education and Child Studies at Leiden University.


Belgium
 

An Roelands

  • An Roelands Trainer/supervisor

    An Roelands is an independent VIPP-SD trainer and supervisor since 2016. She became a VIPP-SD/FC intervener in 2014 and has since been using it daily in foster care. Next to VIPP-SD she also works with Sherborne developmental movement. She has a private practice as a therapist were she focuses on parents and the very tiny humans.


United Kingdom
 

Jane Iles

  • Jane Iles Trainer/supervisor

    Jane Iles is a VIPP-SD trainer and supervisor since 2016. She is working as a Clinical Psychologist and researcher at the University of Surrey. She has been involved in several studies using (adaptations of) VIPP-SD, such as the VIPP-CO (for use with two parents or caregivers) the use of VIPP for parents with personality disorders and their young infants.

Paul Dugmore

  • Paul Dugmore Trainer/supervisor

    Paul Dugmore is a VIPP-SD trainer and supervisor since 2017 and is currently working as Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London. He has been involved in a study evaluating the effectiveness of an adaptation of VIPP-SD for adoptive families in the UK

     

Rachel James

  • Rachel James Trainer/supervisor

    Rachel James is a VIPP-SD trainer and supervisor since 2017 and is currently working as the Children, Young Adult and Family Director at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London, UK. She has been involved in a study evaluating the effectiveness of an adaptation of VIPP-SD for adoptive families in the UK.

Rajinder Ballman

  • Rajinder Ballman Trainer/supervisor

    Rajinder Ballman is a VIPP-SD supervisor since 2017 and a trainer-in-training. She is currently working as a Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist for the Central and North-West London NHS Perinatal Service. Furthermore, she is an Associate Clinical Tutor for the doctorate clinical psychology training course at University College London.

Eloise Stevens

  • Eloise Stevens Trainer/supervisor

    Eloise Stevens has been a VIPP-SD supervisor since 2017 and a trainer-in-training. She is currently working as an Early Years Therapist at the Anna Freud Centre in London, leading on a service for new fathers where she delivers VIPP virtually. She is also a Clinical Researcher in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. She has previously worked on various studies testing the effectiveness of VIPP for different groups in the UK.

Jess Elmer

  • Jess Elmer Trainer/supervisor

    Jess Elmer is a VIPP-SD supervisor since 2021 and a trainer-in-training. She works as a Clinical Psychologist and manages a specialist perinatal and under 5s mental health service at the Tavistock and Portman Foundation NHS Trust in London. She is also an Associate Clinical Tutor on the CYP-IAPT under 5s course where VIPP is taught. She has been involved in a study evaluating the effectiveness of an adaption of VIPP-SD for adoptive families in the UK.

Emily Durling

  • Emily Durling Trainer/supervisor

    Emily Durling is a VIPP-SD supervisor since 2021 and a trainer-in-training. She works as a Clinical Psychologist within the NHS with children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions. She also co-ordinates a Postgraduate Diploma at University College London (UCL) in working therapeutically with children (< 5 years), this is in collaboration with the Anna Freud Centre and the Tavistock Clinic. 


Italy
 

Francesca Lionetti

  • Francesca Lionetti Trainer/supervisor

    Francesca Lionetti is VIPP-SD trainer and supervisor since 2013, based at G. d'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy. She has been involved in the evaluation VIPP-SD for adoptive families, and she has conducted research on attachment and social-emotional development. Her current area of research includes investigation of the individual-environment interplay within the Environmental Sensitivity framework.

Lavinia Barone

  • Lavinia Barone Trainer/supervisor

    Lavinia Barone is VIPP-SD trainer and supervisor since 2017 and is currently working as Full Professor and Director of the Lab on Attachment and Parenting at the University of Pavia (IT). She has been leading a study testing the effectiveness of an adaptation of VIPP-SD for families with adoptive children and a study with low-SES mothers in Colombia.


Colombia
 

Jenny Ortiz

  • Jenny Ortiz Trainer/supervisor

    Jenny Ortiz is a VIPP-SD trainer and supervisor since 2020. Currently working as assistant professor at Universidad del Rosario, located Bogota-Colombia. She has been involved in the translation of the VIPP-SD manual into Spanish and tested the effectiveness of the VIPP-CC for child care workers in Centros CAIF in Uruguay and VIPP-SD for rural mothers in Colombia.

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