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Opening web-conference:Nora BATESON - Robert DILTS

Wednesday 24 January 2018, 16:00 - 17:00

LACT and MRI invite you to take part in the opening web-conference of the first session of International Webinar MRI-LACT, the web congress of psychology that bring together numerous psychologists, researchers, therapists specialized in brief therapies, systemic / strategic approach and hypnosis. 


  • 4:00 - 4:10 PM (Paris time): Grégoire VITRY et Sophie SUBERVILLE 
  • 4:10 - 4:20 PM (Paris time): Nora BATESON "Warm Data"
  • 4:20 - 4:30 PM (Paris time): Robert DILTS "Implicit Rules as a Resource for Change"
  • 4:30 - 5:00 PM (Paris time): Q/A directly with the speakers

The web conference opens the second edition of the International Webinar that will be held on January 24, March 28, June 20 and October 3 from 4 PM to 7 :30 PM (Paris time)The registration to the certification program allows the participants to attend in-person the online-congress or to access the virtual training application at a later time and view it as if they were there participating.

January 24th

Opening web conference 
4 PM to 5 PM

Robert DILTS

REGISTRATION to certification program
January 24th
4 PM to 7:30 PM

Standard fee: 60 €
Partnership fee: 50 €

This registration allows to:

  • attend the opening web conference from 4 PM  to 5 PM
  • attend the workshops from 5:30 PM to 7:30
  • access personalized e-learning platformf
  • visualize recorded lectures and workshop session 
  • do the validation tests
  • obtain a certificate
REGISTRATION to certification program
January 24-March 28-June 20-October 3
4 PM to 7:30 PM

Standard fee: 200 €
Partnership fee: 160 €

This registration allows to:

  • attend the 4 opening web conferences from 4 PM  to 5 PM
  • attend the 4 workshops from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • access personalized e-learning platformf
  • visualize all recorded lectures and workshops
  • do the validation tests
  • obtain a certificate for the 4 sessions


  1. Program
  2. Goal
  3. International speakers
  4. Fee and connection


Attend the class live – or join in to view at a later time.
The lectures and worksphos are translated or sub-titled in English and French. They will be followed by a live Q&A with simultaneous translation.

Session: Wednesday October 3rd from 4 PM to 8 PM (Paris time)

TOPIC: How to join with the patient?

Inaugural conference and workshops  - President Ph.D. Wendel RAY


  • 4:00 - 4:10 PM: Grégoire VITRY (LACT) et Sophie SUBERVILLE (MRI) Opening comments
  • 4:10 - 4:15 PM: Wendel RAY, Ph.D. Introduction
  • 4:15 - 4:30 PM: Stephen GILLIGAN, Ph.D. How to join with the patient?
  • 4:30 - 4:45 PM: Q/A directly with Stephen GILLIGAN
  • 4:45 - 5:00 PM: Discussion and information


  • 5:30 - 6:00 PM: Wendel RAY, Ph.D. How Don JACKSON joined the patient
  • 6:00 - 6:30 PM: Bernardo PAOLI Symmetry of opposites & 5 principles of symmetry
  • 6:30 - 7:00 PM: Dr. Terry SOO HOO Joining Client & Activating Strengths
  • 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Discussion time

Session: replay only
January 24th, 2018

TOPIC: Implicit rules used to start the processes of change within businesses and family systems

Inaugural conference and workshops  - President Teresa Garcia-Rivera.


  • 4:00 - 4:10 PM: Grégoire VITRY (LACT) et Sophie SUBERVILLE (MRI) Opening comments
  • 4:10 - 4:15 PM: Teresa GARCIA-RIVERA Introduction 
  • 4:15 - 4:30 PM: Robert DILTS Implicit Rules as a Resource for Change
  • 4:30 - 4:40 PM: Discussion and information
  • 4:40 - 5:00 PM: Nora BATESON Warm Data


  • 5:30 - 6:00 PM: Q/A directly with Robert DILTS and Nora BATESON
  • 6:00 - 6:30 PM: Mark MCKERGOW What else?
  • 6:30 - 7:00 PM: Claude de SCORRAILLE The systemic operating rule within organisations 
  • 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Dominique BÉRIOT  Implicit rules used as resources to start the processes of change within businesses and family systems

Session: replay only
March 28th, 2018

TOPIC: Brief therapies and hypnosis.

Inaugural conference and workshops  - President Dr. Eric BARDOT.


  • 4:00 - 4:15 PM: Grégoire VITRY (LACT) et Sophie SUBERVILLE (MRI) Opening comments
  • 4:15 - 4:30 PM: Bill O'HANLON "Hypnosis and trance"
  • 4:30 - 4:45 PM: Discussion and information
  • 4:45 - 5:00 PM: Q/A directly with Bill O'HANLON


  • 5:30 - 6:00 PM: Dr. Dan SHORT "The use of suggestion in hypnosis"
  • 6:00 - 6:30 PM: Dr. Thierry SERVILLAT "Brief therapies and hypnosis"
  • 6:30 - 7:00 PM: Margarita TARRAGONA, Ph.D. "Applying Positive Psychology in Therapy"
  • 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Dr. Eric BARDOT "How to create a shared therapeutic space"

Session: replay only
June 20th, 2018

TOPIC: Systemic Family and Couple Therapy.

Inaugural conference and workshops  - President Dr. Marie-Christine CABIÉ.


  • 4:00 - 4:10 PM: Grégoire VITRY (LACT) et Sophie SUBERVILLE (MRI) Opening comments
  • 4:10 - 4:15 PM: Dr. Marie-Christine CABIÉ 
  • 4:15 - 4:30 PM: Dr. Robert NEUBURGER
  • 4:30 - 4:40 PM: Discussion and information
  • 4:40 - 5:00 PM: Q/A directly with Dr. Robert NEUBURGER


  • 5:30 - 6:00 PM: Barbara ANGER DIAZ "Paul Watzlawick’ s approach to couple therapy" & Katharina ANGER "Shared Responsibility"
  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM: Dr. Alain VALLÉE "Couple therapy and Appreciative inquiry" & Dr. Julien BETBEZE "Narrative approach to couple therapy"
  • 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Pr. Patrizia MERINGOLO "Couples coming from different cultures"
  • 7:30 - 8:00 PM: Dr. Edith GOLDBETER-MERINFELD "The Presence of the absent in therapy"

The Mental Research Institute of Palo Alto and LACT organize the second international webinar.  Numerous guests specialized in systemic and strategic approach, hypnosis and as well as experts in various fields such as philosophy, sociology, neurosciences, anthropology...

The goal of the event is to facilitate exchanges, collaboration and synergy among clinicians, researchers and trainers worldwide.

The program will be made up of meetings and certifiyng training workshops. 

The International webinar will be delivered on an interactive and interactional virtual platform which will allow for a network of participants to interact and work together with the featured guests. You will be able to exchange directly on the web with our various guests.

PhD Katharina ANGER: She is an internationally recognized presenter, providing training and supervision in the MRI model of Brief Therapy.  She is the co-founder of the Center for Systemic Action.  In addition, Dr. Anger is a research associate at the MRI and on the training faculty of its Brief Therapy Center, of CAIPSI in Mexico City, and of the Erickson Institute of Madrid.  She is also Senior Supervisor at YAI National Institute for People with Disabilities, an organization that serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families throughout their lifespan.

PhD Barbara ANGER-DIAZ: Her original training was in psychoanalysis and she always worked with an emphasis on interactions among people and their relationships. She got her doctorate from the Universidad Iberoamericana in México City in 1987. She was also and adjunct professor in the school of Psychology there. She has been a Senior Research Fellow at the MRI since 1991 and was the co-director of the Latino Center since its inception until 2004 and has taught brief therapy internationally. She is co-founder of the Center for Systemic Action. She also is an adjunct professor at Barry University (Miami, Florida), where she supervises family therapy and counseling students.

Dr. Eric BARDOTPsychiatrist, child psychiatrist, psychotherapist. Trainer of Hypnosis, Systemic Brief Therapies and EMDR / HTSMA. Founder and organizer of HTSMA courses (Hypnosis, Strategic Therapies and Alternative Movements). He is the director of the Mimethys Institute in Nantes.

Nora BATESON: she is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and educator, as well as President of the International Bateson Institute, based in Sweden. Her work asks the question “How we can improve our perception of the complexity we live within, so we may improve our interaction with the world?”. An international lecturer, researcher and writer, Nora wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary, An Ecology of Mind, a portrait of her father, Gregory Bateson. Her work brings the fields of biology, cognition, art, anthropology, psychology, and information technology together into a study of the patterns in ecology of living systems. 

Dominique BÉRIOT: Expert in the systemic approach applied to change and team management in companies. Author and co-author of several books, films and educational CD about the management. Dominique Bériot was professor fo social relations and I was President of the Ethics Committee of the Institute Curie.


Dr. Julien BETBÈZE: Psychiatrist at the hospitals, head of service of the therapeutic family center of Loire-Atlantique, CHS of Blain. Professor at the Faculty of Psychology (DESS Cognitive and Clinical) in Nantes and at the EUR of Medicine. Teacher and trainer at the Arepta Milton Erickson Institute in Nantes. Co-author with Y. Doutrelugne, O. Cottencin, L. Isebaert and D. Megglé "Interventions and brief therapies: 10 concrete strategies, crises and opportunities" Masson editions, 2016.

Dr MARIE-CHRISTINE CABIÉPsychiatrist, psychotherapist, head of psychiatry center Paris 11, Hôpitaux de Saint Maurice. Author of: For brief therapy. The free choice of the patient as ethics in psychotherapy.

Robert DILTS: Recognized internationally as one of the foremost developers, trainers and practitioners of Neuro-Lingustic Programming (NPL), Robert has done consulting and training throughout the world to a wide variety of professional groups and organizations. He has lectured extensively on NLP, making presentations and giving keynote addresses for distinguished academic institutions and major corporations around the world. Robert is also the author of 21 books, several monographs and over 2 dozen articles on NLP.

Jim DUVALL: Jim Duvall is Co-Director of JST Institute and Editor of Journal of Systemic Therapies. He is a consultant, trainer, speaker, and author and who operates an international training and consulting practice from Galveston Island, Texas. Jim has facilitated hundreds of workshops, courses and has consulted with organizations internationally throughout Canada, US, Australia and Asia.

Teresa GARCIA RIVERAPsychotherapist. Founder of CIRCÉ - Center for Intervention and Research on the Changes and Evolution of Human Systems.

Stephen GILLIGAN, Ph.DHe was one of the original NLP students at UC Santa Cruz; Milton Erickson and Gregory Bateson were his mentors. After receiving his psychology doctorate from Stanford University, he became one of the premier teachers and practitioners of Ericksonian hypnotherapy. 

Dr. EDITH GOLDBETER-MERINFELD: Doctor in Psychology and Director of Training at the Institute of Studies of the Family and Human Systems of Brussels. She is an Honorary Professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and is a founding member of the European Association of Family Therapy (EFTA), the Belgian Group of Trainers in Systemic Psychotherapy and the Belgian Association of Systemic Psychotherapists (ABIPS). 

Mark MCKERGOW: Co-director of sfwork - The Centre for Solutions Focus at Work. He is an international consultant, speaker and author.

Patrizia MERINGOLO: she is professor of Social Psychology at the University of Florence and professor of Psychology of Groups and Community and Social Empowerment.

Dr. Robert NEUBURGER: Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, therapist. He is specialized in working with couple. He teaches at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He is the author of Exister: The most intimate and fragile of feelings; The family myth; The art of guilt; We stop, we continue. He is the Scientific Director of the Researche Center of the Family Association and Vice-President of the French Family Therapy Society.


Bill O'HANLON: Psychotherapist, author, and speaker. He co-developed Solution-Oriented Therapy, a form of Solution focused brief therapy and has authored or co-authored over 30 books.

Bernardo PAOLIPsychologist, hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. Business coach, trainer and lecturer.

Dr. Wendel RAY: Endowed Chair of Marriage & Family Therapy, University of Louisiana–Monroe.Senior Research Fellow and former Director of the Mental Research Institute (MRI), and founding director of the Don D. Jackson Archive of Systemic Literature.

Dr. Joël de ROSNAY: he holds a Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a French futurist, science writer, and molecular biologist. De Rosnay has written several books and essays on the sciences of complexity, emerging information technology, and their implications for the future evolution of humanity.

Claude de SCORRAILLE: Psychologist, psychotherapist and co-founder of LACT. She teaches at the IAE of Paris (Master of Administrations and Enterprises).

Dr. Thierry SERVILLAT: Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist in Nantes (France). Former Head of Clinic. Former President of the Francophone Confederation of Hypnosis and Brief Therapies (CFHTB). Head of the Milton H. Erickson Institute in Rezé, Member of the Francophone Confederation of Hypnosis and Brief Therapies. Former Head of the Milton H. Erickson Institute in Nantes (IMHENA).

Dr. Dan SHORT: Ph.D. he is psychologist with a private practice in Scottsdale, AZ; he is a member of the Graduate Faculty at Ottawa University and is a professional consultant for mental health clinicians and supervisor for graduate internships. Dr. Short’s Associate Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation.

Dr. Terry SOO-HOOClinical Director of the Family Therapy Clinic at MRI. Professor at the California State University East Bay in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. 

Sophie SUBERVILLE:  Executive Director of Mental Research Institute of Palo-Alto, she has a masters in science in clinical psychology.

Dr. Margarita TARRAGONA: She is a psychologist who specializes in personal and relational transformation. As a clinician, coach, and organizational consultant, she incorporates scientific findings on flourishing from positive psychology with conversational and narrative ways of working with clients, with the goals of generating dialogue and expanding their life stories. Margarita is the author of Positive Identities: Positive Psychology and Narrative Practices.

Dr. Alain VALLÉE: After a career as a hospital psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, now he practices as systemic psychotherapist. He teaches hypnosis and brief therapies in several university as well as in various French and foreign institutes.

Pr. Pedro VARGAS AVALOSPsychotherapist specialized in Ericksonian hypnosis. President of the Academy of Systemic Therapy (Zaragos). Professor at UNAM University (Mexico).

Pr. Thierry SERVILLAT: Psychiatrist at Rezé (Loire Atlantique) at the Interdisciplinary Center for Integrative Therapies (CITI), President and Pedagogical Director of the Milton H. Erickson Institute of Rezé, Editor of TRANSES.

Grégoire VITRYDirector and co-founder of LACT. Scientific Director of the International LACT Research Program and Director of the International School in systemic approach with CIRCÉ.

One-Session Registration Fee:  
> Standard fee: 60 € 
> Reduced partnership fee* : 50 € 

This registration allows to attend the webinar and the certifying workshops and to exchange and ask questions to the speakers. Certificate are issued at the end of the session. 
You will have at disposal a personalized e-learning platformf. Moodle allows to :

  • visualize all recorded lectures and slides
  • share and chat with all participants
  • do the validation tests

4 Sessions Registration Fee:
> Standard fee: 200 €
> Reduced partnership fee*: 160 €

This registration allows to attend all sessions.Certificate are issued at the end of each the session. 
You will have at disposal a personalized e-learning platformf. Moodle allows to :

  • visualize all recorded lectures and slides
  • share and chat with all participants
  • do the validation tests

For the students from partner schools and institutes. 



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Connection to ZOOM platform.

The webinar and Discussion break will be hosted by ZOOM. You will be able to connect with your PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone or phone. 
To join the webinar, click on the connection link that you received on the day you enrolled and on the day of the web-conference.

Warning: the days of the webinar, please login at 15:45 (Paris Time) just to test your Internet connection, audio, and video.

Your e-learning environment on MOODLE platform.

If you have enrolled in the webinar you will have access to Moodle; this platform will contain all videos, slides, tests and support from the webinar.
To access your personalized space:
- type
- go to Conférences / formation --> Espace formation : Login Moodle

You will be able to connect with the same id and password that you chose when registering to the webinar.

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