Gillie Bolton, PhD, author of Reflective Practice Writing and Professional Development, 4th Edition (Sage, 2014)
Video Enhanced Reflective Practice is a dynamic 'complex and creative dance' in Landor, Kennedy and Todd's hands. They tell how videos create challenging 'retrospective mirrors', bringing practitioners face to face with themselves and previously unperceived elements, including unfounded assumptions. Hard questions are asked, helping practitioners develop greater understanding, trust in, and respect for, themselves and their clients.
Rachel Lofthouse, Head of Teacher Development and Learning, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, UK
What will strike any reader of this book is the diversity of contexts in which VERP has been developed. Instead of pigeon-holing the practice to a specific sector or desired outcomes the case studies illustrate both its core qualities and its dynamic flexibility. Unlike many new interventions, VERP has a genuine and authentic history of sustained development meaning that practices have become theorised and nuanced. VERP allows users to make change visible and thus persuades them that it is possible.
Colwyn Trevarthen, PhD, FRSE, Professor (Emeritus) of Child Psychology and Psychobiology, Department of Psychology, The University of Edinburgh, UK
Video Enhanced Reflective Practice applies a new idea concerning how respectful responses to an individual's expressions of their purposes and concerns sustain thriving relationships; from infants and parents in families, through to the successful management of roles in a school, corporation or city. This path-finding book reports and explains the successes of VERP for many relationships across many countries.
Katerina Šilhánová, Founder and Director, National Training Institute for VIG, Czech Republic
I wish that this book had been around when we started to implement the VIG model in the area of helping professions. Reading the book brought back to me all the excitement I experienced when confronted with these ideas for the very first time. This same excitement was always present when I witnessed individuals change through using VERP. I hope the reader will find, in the breadth and depths of the projects described and in the enthusiasm of the participants, encouragement to start the VERP journey and inspiration for those readers already on it.