Video analysis method is used to solve various developmental and psychological problems: mental retardation, language development disorders, movement development disorders, mixed developmental disorders, psychological development disorders, and social development disorders, behavioural and emotional disorders.
Funded by the programme PHARE 2003, the Institute of Family Relations adopted this method in 2006. Video analysis, which has been used at the Child Psychosocial Rehabilitation Day Care Centre ever since, allows the psychotherapist and the family to observe and analyse family member roles, myths, parent-child relationships, sibling relationships, and behavioural problems. The role of the therapist is to pinpoint problems and help the family realise what changes are necessary to ensure the development of the child and well-being of the family. Video material is exploited to observe how the child and parents express their feelings and to see positive and negative ways of expressing feelings. Video analysis may serve as a confrontation: a person who is filmed sees his behaviour, expressions of feelings. Video analysis helps family members learn to be together. This is one of the main therapeutic goals when helping a family who is facing difficulties.