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The training to become VIPP-SD intervener consists of a four-day basic training followed by a practice program containing 5 half-days of online supervision (4 hours per meeting) in smaller groups. The VIPP Training and Research Centre strives to organize a VIPP-SD training at least twice a year, of which at least one is in Dutch. In addition, on a regular basis there are trainings provided by our partners in Belgium, Italy and England.

On demand, in-house training courses can be arranged (8 till 20 participants). If you are interested in a customized training, please contact us by e-mail for more information and prices. 

During the basic VIPP-SD training course, the theoretical background, goal and main principles of the VIPP-SD intervention will be discussed. Participants will be taught how to apply VIPP-SD through guided practice by means of case examples and exercises. Exercises will be followed by discussions led by a certified trainer. The goal of this VIPP-SD basic course is to introduce the participants to the main elements of the VIPP-SD method, thereby increasing their knowledge and understanding of its practical use and its effectiveness.

In order to learn how to implement the VIPP-SD successfully and independently, the basic training is followed by a practice period. During this period, participants are putting the method into practice with a ‘practice family’, i.e. a family without a request for help. Ideally, the practice period should start as soon as possible after the last training day, and at least within 6 months after the end of the training. The home visits will take place approximately every two weeks. In addition to the time of the home-visits, you should take into account the travel time, the processing time (such as keeping your logbook), preparation time (editing fragments and writing the scripts) and the online supervision meetings (5 half days). During the supervision meetings, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their video recordings and ‘scripts’ (written preparation of the intervention) with a qualified supervisor or trainer. As part of the assessment, participants will be asked once to record the video feedback part of one of the visit. They will show part of this video during one of the last supervision meetings. The practice period is concluded with a short reflection report.

You will receive the VIPP-SD manual on the first day of the training (the manual is included in the price of the training). To carry out the intervention with the practice family, you will need a video-camera, a computer with editing software (e.g. Pinnacle Studio or Adobe Premiere Pro) and possibly a secured USB stick/external hard drive (to view the recordings at the family’s home). In addition, you have to bring toys and books to the family to use while making the video-recordings. The recordings are in principle viewed on a TV at the family home. If this is not possible, you should bring your own laptop with you.

The cost of taking part in the VIPP-SD training is € 1500 per participant. This includes the VIPP-SD manual, the 4-day training course (lunch included), 5 post-training online supervision sessions and an official VIPP-SD certificate.

The VIPP Training and Research Centre considers it important that the intervention is accessible for everyone. If possible, a reduced rate is therefore offered to participants with a limited budget. Please contact us for the options.

If you are interested in an in-house training, an offer will be made dependent on the number of participants. Please contact us, if you are interested.

With sufficient presence at the VIPP-SD training and proof of skill, participants receive a ‘VIPP-SD Intervener’ certificate. Certified interveners will be registered by the VIPP Training and Research Centre from Leiden University.

Accreditation for the VIPP-SD training and for the different training modules has been acquired in the Netherlands. For more information see the Dutch website.

After successfully completing the basic VIPP-SD training and the corresponding supervision period, participants receive a certificate (level 1). Level 2 does not have an official certification. It represents the experience participants need in order to apply for the role of official supervisor (level 3). After this, a supervisor can become a co-trainer and assist a VIPP-SD trainer (level 4). When a co-trainer has gained thorough experience, he or she will be able to apply for the role of a VIPP-SD trainer (level 5).

The trajectory to become either an official supervisor or a certified trainer starts with a registration form and an introductory meeting with an official VIPP-SD trainer. The start and duration of the trajectory will depend both on the skills and possibilities of the applicant as well as on the possibilities for assistance from the side of the VIPP Training and Research Centre.

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