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Giorgio Nardone: LACT/CTS clinical master's training in strategic systemic therapy

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The Clinical Master of Giorgio Nardone LACT/CTS:
Training in Strategic Systemic Therapy by Giorgio Nardone (on the web)

Online Open House

June 5, 2023 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.0


Come and discover our training courses in strategic systemic approach, hypnosis and strategic coaching. You will meet the trainers of the University of Paris 8 and will be able to discuss with them!

29 days of clinical training on the Web in partnership with the Center for Strategic Therapy of Prof. Giorgio NARDONE. A unique intensive course to acquire techniques, strategies, therapeutic stratagems and specific protocols to treat different types of psychopathologies, some of which have become real best practices.

29 days of clinical training on the Web in partnership with the Center for Strategic Therapy of Prof. Giorgio NARDONE. A unique intensive course to acquire techniques, strategies, therapeutic stratagems and specific protocols to treat different types of psychopathologies, some of which have become real best practices.


Strategic Brief Therapy, founded by Paul Watzlawick and Giorgio Nardone, is based on a systemic vision of the world and of the human being. Composed of innovative therapeutic techniques and about thirty specific treatment protocols developed for different psychopathologies, some of which have become real best practices, Strategic Brief Therapy aims to achieve a rapid and concretely verifiable resolution of various psychological disorders.


Acquire an international diploma of Brief Strategic Therapist certified Lact and CTS attesting to a complete theoretical and practical training aimed at learning the various treatment protocols for the most common psychological disorders, according to the therapeutic approach developed by Giorgio Nardone and Paul Waltlawick, from the results of the Palo Alto School. The learning is centered on practice (simulations, role plays, exercises) and live case studies.


The master's courses are provided by international trainers from the medical world and scientific research, all graduates of the School of Specialization in Brief Strategic Therapy of the CTS of Arezzo of Prof. Giorgio Nardone. Each trainer is specialized and expert on the type of psychological disorder presented in the course not only from a theoretical point of view, but also and above all from a practical point of view. Excellence, rigor and experience are guaranteed.  

Qualiopi, Datadock, ODPC




Frequently Asked Questions


  • Can I integrate the training without clinical practice?
    The training is open to people who do not necessarily have prior clinical practice.

    However, an interview will be necessary with the Pedagogical Director, during which he will study your professional background, your motivations and your project in order to validate or not your application file.
  • What are the differences between the DU Clinic of the relationship and strategic intervention and the LEVEL 1 of the school?
    The differences are very small between LEVEL 1 and the DU
    As far as the DU is concerned, all the modules are common core except:
    - Module 7 “Strategic communication” proposed in LEVEL 1 is replaced by the module “Internship and tutoring ”.
    Of course, you can register for the module if you wish. On the other hand, you will be asked to validate it if you then wish to join LEVEL 2 of the school. - The collective supervision module for which you have a specific supervisor.
    - A practical internship of 147 hours and the defense of a dissertation is required to validate the DU

  • What are the prerequisites for joining the school and the DU?
    The Clinical of the relationship and strategic intervention DU is open to professionals from the clinical or social world who wish to obtain university recognition.

    And it is necessary to hold a BAC + 3. With regard to the school,
    - Level 1 Initiation: A motivation interview is necessary to validate your registration.
    - Level 2 Practical: You must have followed level 1, or have obtained an equivalence on file.
    - Level 3 Improvement: You must have followed Levels 1 and 2, or have obtained an equivalence on file.

  • Is it possible to assert systemic equivalences?
    Yes, absolutely subject to a prior interview with Mr Vitry, Director of the school, and validation of your previous training.

  • What are the conditions for obtaining certification and validating the years?
    Level 1 Initiation:
    - have followed 75% of the live sessions and obtained the minimum mark of 6/10 for all the tests and 5/10 for the homework for the year.
    - have followed the 3 hours of individual supervision and validate the duty of follow-up.
    - present a case in collective supervision and validate the duty of supervision.

    Level 2 Practice:
    - have followed 75% of the live sessions and obtained the minimum mark of 6/10 for all the tests and 5/10 for the homework of the year.
    - justify a practice of 10 hours of intervention.
    - have validated the 3 hours of individual supervision.
    - present a case in collective supervision and validate the duty of supervision.

    Level 3 Perfection and therefore of the “Clinician of the relationship” training course:
    - have followed 75% of the live sessions and obtained the minimum score of 6/10 for all the tests and 5/10 for the homework of the year.
    - justify a practice of 50 hours of intervention.
    - have validated the 3 hours of individual supervision.
    - present a case in collective supervision and validate the duty of supervision.
    - complete a 147-hour internship.

    It will be the subject of a dissertation in which your appropriation of the systemic and strategic model and your implementation in the field of the internship will be assessed.
  • What recognition of the diploma issued at the end of the training course?
    At the end of the training course, you will be awarded the diploma "Clinician of the relationship" in partnership with the MRI of Palo Alto.

  • Is this training suitable for coaches?
    The training is ideal for coaches.

    It will allow you overall to acquire a systemic reading in your fields of intervention and more specifically to learn how to analyze the context of the change project, to recognize and manage the different types of resistance to change and to develop resilience at work, in particular with the business path.
  • Can we follow only the business modules?
    You can follow the business modules separately.

    However, this does not give you access to the Strategic Coach diploma. This diploma is issued to you after having obtained at least the certification of levels 1 and 2 and/or 3, and of the business modules to which you have access throughout the duration of your training.
  • I am currently HRD and I want to train in psychotherapy to better support my employees.
    Can I join the school? The training course is open to managers, HRDs, or for those who work in HR departments, social relations or training.
    You will learn to recognize the dynamics that lead to and fuel the individual or collective problems that you may encounter in your business life (burn-out, harassment, relationship problems, organizational change) and learn to quickly find effective and lasting solutions. Thanks to its methodology, you will also develop strategic skills to better intervene in the field of business or within an institution. The training is provided by specialized international trainers from the world of business and academia.

  • I cannot fully commit myself due to scheduling and/or budget constraints.
    What are my possibilities? It is entirely possible for you at first to follow only a few à la carte modules to meet your needs without committing to the full year.

    If you decide to continue and register for the full year at the end, the modules you have taken will be deducted from the annual price.
  • What are we asked for as an internship?
    It is a practical and/or observation internship, which you can do in a center or a firm of colleagues, which allows you to question your learning.
    From the 2nd and 3rd year, he asked you to put yourself into practice. If you are already practicing, you may be able to incorporate your own practice into your course, but you will be required to dedicate time from your practice to applying the model so that you can develop something that matches our training.


Funding arrangementsPersons concerned
Personal financing in 1 installment, 3 installments + €50 application fee,
10 installments + €150 application fee
Anyone wishing to register for LACT training
Business company employee
CPF via Employee, job seeker, liberal profession, business manager
Employment Center via KAIROS Job seeker
FIFPL (Liberal teacher), AGEFICE (entrepreneur),
FAFCEA (craftsman, merchant)
Liberal profession, business manager
(in addition to or instead of the CPF)
The skills development plan (via OPCO or not) Employee and civil servant
(large company and administration)
Agefiph Person with a disability
CSP (Professional Security Contract) Employee in situation of economic redundancy


  • How is the remote practice going?
    All classes take place via the ZOOM platform. It allows you to create different spaces/rooms to offer you group work (regardless of the size of the group). In this, it is very easy for us logistically to organize these practice times.
  • How to connect to the courses?
    To connect to the courses, you must have a good internet connection. If it is unstable, you can connect by phone while following the videoconference.
  • Is it compulsory to be present for the lessons?
    The training is in web-face-to-face so indeed, you have been asked to be present during the course.
    However, we exceptionally accept some absences while reminding you that one of the module validation criteria is also your attendance time at 75%. Although this is web-based training, we have interaction at heart _ practice is a central point in learning and these face-to-face sharing times allow us to put in place all this interactional and experiential dynamic. It is by doing when you learn.
  • Is all of the training taking place remotely?
    All training takes place remotely. You have the possibility of carrying out your hours of individual supervision in Paris face-to-face.
  • How do we access course content?
    Yes, you have access to the video recording, the written course notes, the bibliography, an exchange forum and all the knowledge tests for the validation of your modules by logging into your Moodle account. This account is accessible throughout the duration of your registration at the school.
  • Are all the courses in French?
    Some courses are in Italian or English and simultaneously translated into French.

The first web training in strategic systemic approach with Giorgio Nardone for health and helping relationship professionals

Giorgio Nardone's LACT/CTS clinical master's is training in a systemic and strategic approach that is unique in France. Intended for psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, doctors or helping relationship professionals who can demonstrate solid practice. This training offers a specialization in brief therapy in the field of psychopathologies.

The Clinical Master of Giorgio Nardone is organized in collaboration by LACT and the Center for Strategic Therapy of Arezzo (CTS). This clinical master's degree is the first teaching course in France in the strategic systemic approach provided by CTS teachers.

A student of Paul Watzlawick, Giorgio Nardone is the founder of the Center for Systemic and Strategic Therapy in Arezzo. Taking up the theories of the school of Palo Alto, it is now internationally recognized. He has created dozens of innovative therapeutic techniques and formulated different specific treatment protocols for particular pathologies such as obsessive and compulsive phobic disorders or eating disorders.

Alongside the clinical setting, his activities and research concern communication and systemic and strategic problem solving applied to managerial contexts and to artistic and sports performance. Its theoretical and applied formulations are considered a true "school of thought" that inspires researchers and professionals around the world.  

Giorgio Nardone

The Clinical Masters of Giorgio Nardone organized in collaboration by LACT and the CTS of Arezzo brings together the teaching of the original intervention models patented by Giorgio Nardone:

  • Brief strategic therapy with treatment protocols and therapeutic strategies dedicated to the different types of psychopathology.
  • Strategic problem solving
  • Systemic and strategic coaching.

It is aimed at all practitioners at the BAC+4 level with a practice of the helping relationship. The Masters includes 170 hours of lessons, 3 individual supervisions of 45 minutes and approximately 175 hours of personal work.

Treated psychopathologies

Since 1985, Giorgio Nardone has carried out empirical and experimental research aimed at developing brief therapy models that could offer rapid and effective solutions to the most important forms of psychopathology.

Brief systemic and strategic therapy is currently the most effective and efficient psychotherapy on a wide range of psychopathologies, in particular for cases of panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders, anorexia, binge eating, vomiting or even sexual dysfunctions.

In the Clinical Master of Giorgio Nardone LACT/CTS, several types of pathologies are addressed, including phobias , pathological doubt, panics , obsessive disorders, OCD, paranoia, borderline profiles , eating disorders, psychotic disorders and sexual , depressions and PTSD disorders .

A scientific approach to research-action applied to psychology

In order to develop these therapy models, Giorgio Nardone applied a research methodology often used in scientific and technological fields. However, it is little used in clinical psychology and psychiatry. Knowledge of the different psychopathologies does not require directing research towards a detached observation of clinical phenomena but towards the development of effective, efficient, reproducible, predictive and transmissible therapeutic techniques with a scientific approach. This methodology allows therapists and researchers to not only study the characteristics of disorders, but also to develop and refine the most appropriate therapeutic treatments. Giorgio Nardone has thus developed a large number of therapeutic models and therapeutic stratagems adapted to the different forms of psychological symptomatology. Some of them are adaptations of existing techniques, others are genuine therapeutic inventions developed empirically in the field. According to Giorgio Nardone, research and clinical activities coincide and are inseparable. Therapeutic interactions with patients with continuously evolving pathologies stimulate and create new and more advanced forms of therapy. At the same time, applied research allows experts to systematize and formalize ideas and transform them into real operational steps.

Communication and the language of change

Drawing inspiration from the communication studies of sophists who saw communication as the foundation of the personal, interpersonal and social construction of reality in the Western world, renowned anthropologist Gregory Bateson conducted his research with an interdisciplinary group of scholars . This project, conducted during World War II, produced many important theories and applications, from cybernetics to systemic and strategic approaches to mental disorders, including research from the Palo Alto school.

Paul Watzlawick , in his work Pragmatics of human communication, published in 1967, studied the effects of communication on human actions. Her study of language deals specifically with how communication influences individuals in constructing, consciously or unconsciously, their reality. Watzlawick formulated the postulates of pragmatics and showed its application in many contexts. He initiated a new era in the study of language and its effects on the reality that individuals continually construct, suffer and/or manage. Watzlawick's work paved the way for different disciplines. In linguistics, John Austin (1962) published the book How to do things with words, a manual of pragmatics where different types of languages, such as the indicative and the performative, are identified. In psychology, studies have been conducted on verbal, non-verbal and paraverbal communication (Ekman, Friesen, 1969; Ekman, 1973; Patterson, 1982; Loriedo et al., 2004). In the fields of political and managerial sciences (Beer, 1968; Rappaport, 1972) and biology (Maturana, Varela, 1980), applications linked to therapeutic communication have multiplied, as well as in the fields of medicine and psychotherapy (Frank, 1961; Rogers, 1951; Nardone, Salvini, 2004; Milan, Milanais, 2015).

Paul Watzlawick

Focusing on the persuasive aspects of communication applied to changing human actions in The Language of Change, Watzlawick explores the therapeutic properties and influence of certain types of communication. Through many examples drawn from many fields of application, it provides a series of persuasive techniques that could alter people's perceptions and therefore their actions and opinions. It is important to remember that it was precisely in the Greek world and then in the Latin world that the highest expressions of rhetoric and oratory, destined to be true arts, were brought to light.

Since the mid-1980s, as a student and later associate of Paul Watzlawick, Giorgio Nardone developed the pragmatics of human communication and the language of change through research-intervention projects. These were first applied to the field of clinical psychology and psychotherapy, then to other fields such as problem solving and management science, the world of artistic and sports performance, the contexts legal and social sciences.

This work has led to the formulation of an advanced model of strategic communication that incorporates ancient forms of persuasion rhetoric and combines them with modern problem solving and with contributions drawn from application disciplines, which study and use language as instrument of change, such as hypnosis, psychotherapy and modern neuroscience. In the clinical setting, there are three fundamental formalizations: performative strategic communication (or hypnosis without trance), strategic dialogue and strategic problem solving . These three formalizations are taught in the Clinical Masters of Giorgio Nardone.

Performative strategic communication (or hypnosis without trance)

This formalization of communicative techniques is a way of "making words magic" and is based on the use of non-verbal, para-verbal and verbal communication:

  •  The use of the gaze not only as a perceptual-emotional contact but also as an instrument of influence. As St. Thomas said, "There is nothing in the intellect that has not been first in the senses."  

  • The use of the voice and its musical variations as an influential factor in creating emotional contact. Learn to use body posture and movement to nurture relationships and send powerful messages.  

  • Listen to others' points of view, accept them and even add new ones. 

  • Ask rather than tell, make the other person feel important, respected and reached, and also lead the conversation. 

  • Evoke feelings through language using images, aphorisms and metaphors. 

  • Building agreements on which to build bridges to new discoveries.

The strategic dialogue

This technique represents both the starting and finishing line of all the research, clinical practice and managerial advice carried out by Giorgio Nardone and Paul Watzlawick at the Center for Strategic Therapy in Arezzo after its foundation. It can be considered as a "finish line" because the strategic dialogue, an advanced technique for conducting a single "therapeutic" session and capable of inducing radical changes in the interlocutor, represents a synthesis of all that has been achieved so far in the field. This refined strategy, which aims to achieve maximum results with minimum effort, can be seen as a natural evolution from the previous formulation of specific treatment models for particular pathologies. These are therapeutic stratagems and a sequence of ad hoc maneuvers constructed specifically for different types of problems. This was the great success of such protocols in terms of effectiveness and efficiency in structuring the first therapeutic interview as a real intervention, rather than as a preliminary phase.

Thus, the questions became more and more strategic, the paraphrase became very reframing, the language became very evocative of sensations, and finally the prescriptions became the spontaneous evolution of a strategically constructed dialogue, rather than an injunction. forced. In this way, the approach of knowing the problems through their solutions, from a method of construction and pure research, has become an operational and strategic logic to be used during the first, and often the only, therapy or coaching session. The therapist, like a wise strategist, guides the interlocutor through skilful maneuvers, to be the main protagonist of the scene, so that the latter can convince himself of what he has come to feel and discover. The "magic" of this technique lies in its disruptive essentiality, in accordance with the Wisdoms of the Hellenic tradition, "not too much, just enough".

Strategic systems approach

Strategic logic and problem solving

Ever since humans have lived on Earth, they have had to develop logic to plan actions towards goals. Whether we are aware of it or not, we all use logics of thought and action whenever we want to achieve a certain goal.

The history of logic, as a discipline, emerges in the Hellenic world in the West and with the art of strategy in ancient China in the East. Until the advent of platonic philosophy, logic was a combination of art and science in the service of achieving various kinds of goals, such as winning a war or a tournament, successfully hunting prey, persuading someone or solve complex individual and social problems. Aristotle provided the first formulation of a rigorous model of logic, in which, however, everything that was not considered in this model, was excluded and labeled as a non-rigorous method. Consequently, art, creativity and, above all, non-linear dynamics (paradoxical, contradictory and circular dynamics) were excluded from rational logic when they were already recurrent in human dynamics. Since then, for more than two millennia, Western thought has been dominated by the "goddess of reason", that is, by rationalism of which Aristotelian logic was the main principle.

In fact, in academic philosophy, traditional and rational logics are still considered the essential point of reference for thought and action planning and non-linear and non-ordinary logics are again excluded from this context. Curiously, if we analyze the constant dynamic that each of us lives with ourselves, others and the world, we perceive that reason and rationality are not predominant, but that contradictions, paradoxes and beliefs dominate entirely, that is, anything that can be defined as logical ambivalence. Over the centuries, only a few authors have dealt with the logic of ambivalences, although these underlie the most frequent interactions between humans. For this reason, people who have worked on developing winning strategies have always exceeded the limits imposed by strict formal logic.

The strategic logic is an action planning model based on the objectives to be achieved and the problems to be solved, rather than on the respect of the reference theory. This type of logic has always considered the phenomena of logical ambivalence and used paradoxes, contradictions, prophecies and self-deception as real operational tools.

The implementation of this technique involves asking a person to imagine what the perfect scenario would be like once all current problems and difficulties have been completely overcome. In other words, a person is asked how the scenario would compare to the current situation once the problem has been fully resolved or the goal has been fully achieved. We have to convince our mind to imagine what the characteristics of the ideal situation would be once the strategic change has taken place. It may seem like a work of fantasy, but it is a way of observing the characteristics of the "ideal reality" to be achieved, which often allows us to see things that we were not able to understand. It's no coincidence that this was one of Leonardo da Vinci's favorite mental strategies. As for him, also in our case, this technique is used to free the pure imagination, to select the aspects that can be concretely achievable and then to start acting in this direction.

Strategic technique

The systemic and strategic model of problem solving

Epistemologist Karl Popper (1972) indicated that the process of scientific research and the phases that lead to discoveries are as follows: 

  • You come across a problem;
  • You study all the attempts implemented as solutions; 
  • You are looking for alternative solutions;
  • You apply them; 
  • You measure the effects;
  • You adjust the strategy to make it effective. 

This process can be considered the basis of any problem solving process. It is therefore only a rigorous method to find solutions to problems according to the phases followed in the processes of scientific research. However, while science has the responsibility to explain the phenomena that are the object of study, problem solving is the "technology for finding solutions", that is to say, the methods which make it possible to achieve specific project objectives.

Strategic problem solving evolves from what has been reported above and adds some techniques that consider the use of nonlinear logic to the usual scientific process to facilitate the discovery of new insights that allow people to find solutions to what seems insoluble. The sequence described is as follows:  

  • Problem definition 
  • Agree on the goal 
  • Analysis and evaluation of attempted solutions 
  • The “how to make it worse” technique 
  • The “scenario beyond the problem” technique 
  • mountaineering technique 
  • Gradual adjustment towards the solution 

Three original techniques that have been added to the usual procedures of pure cognitive research: the “scenario on the problem” technique, the mountaineer technique and the “how to make it worse” technique.

The “scenario about the problem” technique

It was not until the middle of the last century that some scholars began to draw attention to this form of logic which, despite being so influential in the lives of human beings, has been excluded from academic study. The Palo Alto school showed the importance of nonlinear dynamics: "circular causation" replaced "linear causation" and communicative paradoxes and self-fulfilling prophecies were identified as the building blocks of many important relationships between human beings and their reality.

Giorgio Nardone, as a direct student of Paul Watzlawick, embraced this tradition of studies and developed the models of non-ordinary logic through his work and his formulations by structuring a theoretical-applicative model of the logic of ambivalences which is divided into: self-deceptions, paradoxes, contradictions and beliefs. These are in turn divided into 13 different dynamics of nonlinear logic. All of this is embedded in a strategic logic model that allows people, when faced with a problem, to quickly construct an effective solution through the use of non-ordinary logical stratagems. These were already used in ancient Greece and China and, despite the advent of Aristotelian logic, they have been used continuously, in the history of mankind, by artists, scientists, rulers and managers. Giorgio Nardone has formalized an appropriate model of strategic logic, which respects the criteria and rigor of scientific research and, at the same time, facilitates inventiveness and application flexibility and the use of expedients that violate ordinary logic. Thanks to all this, what was originally an artistic approach, has become a real problem-solving technology, as the strategic solution models developed for different classes of problems have evolved and become not only more and more efficient and efficient because of their progressive refinement, but also reproducible, communicable and predictive in their effects. "The secret is that there are no secrets", a creative invention is not a stroke of genius, but the analysis of a problem that allows the therapist to see it from a non-ordinary angle.


mountaineering technique

This mental strategy clearly represents the application of an inverse logic compared to ordinary logic, since it involves the implementation of a sequence of acts which are apparently contrary to common sense. That is, once the objective to be achieved has been clarified, through the application of the previous technique, a person must imagine the sequence of steps upside down to the starting point, rather than starting from the initial point and building the sequence of steps to the end point, as this would seem more "reasonable" according to linear rationality. Its name comes from what expert climbers have been doing for thousands of years. When planning the most suitable route to reach a summit, climbers start from the summit and build the trajectory of their ascent backwards, step by step. This technique allows a person to break down the goal into a series of micro-goals until the smallest step is identified to begin implementing the change strategy. This counter-intuitive procedure allows us to circumvent our prejudices and fixed patterns, which prevent us from finding alternative solutions to those that have led us to failure. Never forget the words of Leonardo da Vinci: “there is nothing more likely to deceive us than our own judgment”.  

The “how to make it worse” technique

This original technique is an essential element of the systemic and strategic model of problem solving formalized by Giorgio Nardone and represents a kind of "trump card" against seemingly immutable situations. It consists of asking ourselves what actions we should take or avoid to voluntarily worsen the current situation, which we would instead like to improve. Likewise, we may ask ourselves what things we should voluntarily think and/or avoid thinking to deliberately complicate these problems, rather than lead them to their solution. After that, we make a careful list by writing down the most important things first, then the less important ones. This may seem like an absurd question, since subjects would like to improve their condition by solving their own problems. However, this is a form of strategic self-deception based on the logic of paradox: “if you want to straighten something, first try to bend it even more”. The reader should know that if I really try to think of all the ways to make my situation worse, the effect will be of two types. I will identify a range of counterproductive actions, which I will immediately begin to dislike. And that, of course, will cause me to avoid them.

The second effect, even more surprising, is that the spirit, pushed in this direction, will rebound, like a spring, towards its opposite. That is to say, I will begin to see the situation from other points of view and often I will be able to design solutions that I was not even able to envisage before. It is no coincidence that all the greatest scientists in history, from Archimedes to Edison, have used this mental strategy extensively to increase their ability to invent. As William James, the first great modern psychologist, wrote: “genius is nothing but the ability to perceive things from an unordinary point of view”

efficiency of brief systemic and strategic therapy

Efficiency of brief therapies and the strategic systemic model of Giorgio Nardone

These logic models, in addition to the formulation of effective and efficient validated treatment protocols of brief systemic and strategic therapy , have made it possible to intervene successfully in non-clinical contexts, in particular in the world of art, military and sports performance, both at individual and team level. This theoretical-applicative development made it possible to apply the model to the world of productive organizations with measured efficiency with interventions in private companies and public institutions to solve their complex problems, as well as to train their managers to become effective problem solvers.


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Riding your tiger or how to solve complicated problems with simple solutions. Threshold. Nardone, G. (2016).
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The love and hate of food. Paris: Enrick B. Nardone, G. (2018).
The fear of deciding. Brussels: Satas. Nardone, G. (2019).
Emozioni: istruzioni per l'uso. Milano: Ponte alle Grazie. Nardone, G., & Balbi, E. (2012).
Sail the sea unbeknownst to the sky. Brussels: Satas. Nardone, G., & Bartoli, S. (2019).
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Anna Karen Dernis
Clinical Psychologist

A rich and quality training with speakers whose skills are well established.

Abia Muller
Abia Muller
Liberal psychologist

It is an understatement to say that I waited, impatient and feverish, each month and each time, each of the Professor's Classes; and it is little to smile at the evocation of the gluttony that was mine throughout these tastings..

Anna Karen Dernis
Anna Karen Dernis
Clinical Psychologist

Very good training, exciting content.
The trainers are very interesting and competent and the managers very available and attentive.

Caroline Fleck
Caroline Fleck

It is an understatement to say that each class of the Professor, as brilliant as it is, could only be revealed to my eyes with the grace and talents of all the speakers, the trainer psychologists and the translators, and even of all the translators first, congratulations to them, what talent! Without them, there is no pedagogy, neither in spirit nor in letter.

Anna Karen Dernis
Anna Karen Dernis
Clinical Psychologist

During these two years I was able to discover different complementary approaches to hypnosis. LACT training offers a very wide range of what is done today in the world of therapy. I appreciated the practical times as well as the more theoretical/conceptual moments. Following the proposed master allows you to have access to several philosophies of practice beyond simple techniques. Today I feel that my therapeutic toolkit is full and ready to use.

Eva Houdebine
Eva Houdebine

Finally, it's still too little to say thank you but, with a lot of emotions, I say it to you anyway, thank you.

Anna Karen Dernis
Anna Karen Dernis
Clinical Psychologist

LACT offers a rigorous and challenging training method; the Clinical Masters in partnership with the CTS allowed me to make real progress in my practice, measurable and encouraging for the rest of my practice.

Fabienne Nardot
Fabienne Nardot
Management of a psychiatric day hospital for young adults and town consultation

Training by LACT makes it possible to strengthen one's skills by being in a remote region of the world the important dimension of clinical practice through exercises and supervision and the constant use of digital technology also constitute added value.

tabara sylla
tabara sylla
Psychiatrist and psychotherapist in a general adult psychiatry department

Great discovery of brilliant methods; it was a challenge to channel my emotions.

Kapuszinski Kinga
Kapuszinski Kinga
Director of the Specialized Home in Belgium

I attest to the relevance of the LACT diploma course “strategic systemic approach”. Its digital format, the openness to integrated approaches, the quality of the teaching team and the skills provided make this diploma course of high quality.

Dr. Alain MOREL - Psychiatrist and addictologist
Dr. Alain MOREL - Psychiatrist and addictologist
Director of the OPPELIA association, teacher and training manager

LACT is interested in and integrates into the training course for future systemic workers a specific module of psychopathology according to the scientific references in force. I unreservedly recommend LACT for all those who wish to learn and train in family or individual systemic therapies or who wish to deepen strategic brief systemic therapy intervention techniques.

Dr. Alexandrina BEAU
Dr. Alexandrina BEAU
Psychiatrist Psychotherapeutic Center of Nancy

As a psychiatrist, I had the opportunity to put this approach into practice both with the medical teams for which I was responsible and with my patients. I was thus able to see all its interest in the daily clinic because of the consideration of the different systems in which it participates and the possibility of developing a therapeutic strategy specific to the problem.

Dr. Marie-Christine CABIÉ - Psychiatrist of the hospitals of Saint-Maurice
Dr. Marie-Christine CABIÉ - Psychiatrist of the hospitals of Saint-Maurice
Project manager in mental health, president of the EBTA, Director of the Relations Erès collection

It is a very interactive training, online. Great for those who live on the other side of the world! The very high quality speakers and the team are very positive points.   

Claire Bailliez
Claire Bailliez
Relationship clinician - Vietnam

The MOODLE platform allows you to review all the courses by video, there are also course notes. I like it a lot because it allows you to memorize and review notions that are less clear. The tests at the end of the course force us to reflect on what we have understood or not. It allows us to go deeper.  

Marie-Josee LESSARD
Marie-Josee LESSARD
Clinical Psychologist - Canada

As an addiction clinician, I cannot stress enough the importance of acquiring strategic problem-solving processes that integrate the patient's system into a holistic approach. I can only advise working to facilitate the opening and accessibility of this LACT training to as many clinicians as possible.

Dr. Geraldine TALBOT
Dr. Geraldine TALBOT

This teaching is consistent, precise, deep, practical, effective and emotionally correcting! Pure happiness! I liked the very rich marriage between learning through experience and the academic dimension.   

Relationship clinician - Tunisia

I appreciated the quality of the speakers and the educational aspect of the training.  

Nathalie BRULE
Nathalie BRULE
Occupational Psychologist - France

The speakers of LACT by the control, the expertise and the quality of their methodological approach were able to develop a real animation of group and impulse a positive dynamics.

Genevieve CLOUARD
Genevieve CLOUARD
Purchasing and Logistics Director, Saint-Antoine Hospital

Very satisfied with the speakers, tools, content and conditions of the training.

Nicolas CRENN
Nicolas CRENN
Caregiver Day/Night in EPHAD

This training in systemic and strategic thinking gradually infiltrates our minds and when its logic sets in, it illuminates it and it's magic! 

Psychologist - Tunisia

The training gave complete satisfaction as much by the professionalism of the speakers, the quality of their interventions, the adaptability to the multidisciplinary institutional public, the great availability to provide any additional information requested by the people in training as by the nature of the theme addressed.

Dr. Alexandrina BEAU
Dr. Alexandrina BEAU
Psychiatrist Psychotherapeutic Center of Nancy

This training around strategic therapy has allowed me to considerably enrich my practice as a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist that I have been practicing as a liberal for 6 years and has brought a more strategic framework to my sessions.

I myself followed this diploma course, the adaptability of which to professionals in post because of its digital format, as well as the availability and quality of the teaching team, which ensures follow-up throughout the acquisitions.
Dr. Geraldine TALBOT
Dr. Geraldine TALBOT

We can only hope that training in systemic approaches develops in the field of addiction and mental health.

Dr. Mario BLAISE
Dr. Mario BLAISE
Head of Department Marmottan Medical Center

The approach methodology offered by LACT to psycho-social disorders in the company, both individually and collectively, has enabled us to provide solutions to complex situations. 

Dr. Christine PIQUET
Dr. Christine PIQUET
Occupational physician

The approaches where the subject is at the center of the clinic and the therapeutic approach aim to improve symptoms most often attributed to the individual himself and sometimes to a context from which he is often extracted by hospitalization.

Dr. Alexandrina BEAU
Dr. Alexandrina BEAU
Psychiatrist Psychotherapeutic Center of Nancy

The diploma course is particularly interesting because of its flexibility linked to its digital format. The teaching team is dynamic, in constant reflection, concerned with improving content and knowledge based on the most recent work.

Dr. Marie-Christine CABIÉ - Psychiatrist of the hospitals of Saint-Maurice
Dr. Marie-Christine CABIÉ - Psychiatrist of the hospitals of Saint-Maurice
Project manager in mental health, president of the EBTA, Director of the Relations Erès collection

LACT thanks to its methodology has arrived at convincing results, allowing reflection, but also the management of critical situations. As Director of Purchasing, Sustainable Development and Logistics within a new group, AP-HP. Sorbonne University, I can only recommend this training firm.

Genevieve CLOUARD
Genevieve CLOUARD
Purchasing and Logistics Director, Saint-Antoine Hospital

I myself followed this diploma course, of which I underline the interest of the content which integrates knowledge and skills in the field as well as the relevance of the model itself which no longer needs to be demonstrated.

Dr. Geraldine TALBOT
Dr. Geraldine TALBOT

These are systemic therapies that place the interaction of the individual with his environment at the center of the concerns of therapists. They offer tools for evaluating the interactional modes and their links with the various disorders from which an individual may suffer, as well as tools for therapeutic intervention.

Dr. Alexandrina BEAU
Dr. Alexandrina BEAU
Psychiatrist Psychotherapeutic Center of Nancy

I particularly appreciated the precise questioning carried out during the first session which makes it possible to clearly understand the mode of operation of the client in relation to his problem and to identify, thus, the type of relationship he maintains with it.


I allow myself to strongly recommend it to those who wish to progress in the field of the social field.

Social Worker in the Child Protection Sector - Switzerland

Very effective and motivating first year at LACT

General practitioner

Online Open House

June 5, 2023 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.0


Come and discover our training courses in strategic systemic approach, hypnosis and strategic coaching. You will meet the trainers of the University of Paris 8 and will be able to discuss with them!

Keywords: methodology , nardone , strategy

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