Lact - Palo Alto School Representative

Palo Alto School Representative

Center for training, intervention and research

Strategic systemic approach and hypnosis

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      Approach and quality of practice

      “Sessions as close as possible to your needs
      thanks to questionnaires to assess your well-being and your satisfaction. »

      Our approach, Brief Systemic and Strategic Therapy , helps the person to get out of what is causing them problems or suffering as quickly as possible. The systemic aspect provides a depathologizing and empowering vision of the problems by placing them back in their interactional logic. The strategic intervention, centered on the resolution of these problems, is based on the cessation of attempts at a solution, the focus on what is happening in the present and the use of prescriptions.

      Seven specificities of systemic and strategic brief therapy

      Efficient and effective

      This approach aims to treat patients with a wide range of mental disorders, usually under 10 sessions.

      We interview you to answer the following questions:

      • What is really the problem?
      • Who is involved? 
      • When does this happen?
      • Where does this happen?
      • How does it work / works?

      Global and interactional

      We are interested in two levels: 

      • The way your problem manifests itself in your current life context: your relationships and your environment.
      • The way you live this situation: your perceptions, your emotions and all your actions attempted to solve this problem.

      Thanks to this information, we model the dynamics of your problem in the form of an interactional diagram which allows us to adapt our intervention strategy.

      Strategic and paradoxical

      Despite your efforts, the problem persists? Your strategy is ineffective.  

      This is why we are interested in what keeps your problem in the present and we focus on finding solutions.

      Once we understand how the system (dys) works, we lead you to perform one or more different or even contrary to your habits tasks. 

      Our requests are sometimes surprising and contrary to common sense (but always simple to implement).

      Active and pragmatic

      We try to understand how you live this situation that makes you suffer.

      Our goal: to relieve your psychological suffering as quickly as possible by leading you to new experiences that allow you to face the present and the future in a more serene way.

      The goal ? Make the first changes appear, initially minimal but concrete, which allow you to create a virtuous circle towards change and deep emotional modifications in relation to your problem.

      It is an approach that is active, empowering and mobilizing.

      Focused on problem solving

      We use a problem solving approach which is a process of problem identification and alternative solution implementation aimed at creating lasting change. 

      The change is induced by the exchange, the questions, the reframings and the prescriptions of concrete actions.

      The results are emerging through new experiences to bring you to find peace.

      Process the emotions

      We reach out to your emotions, understand them and help you transform them according to your goals.

      It is a non-normative and depathologizing approach 

      All your symptoms, emotions and behaviors are the result of your adaptation to the context in which you live.

      You are neither sick nor doomed, you just need a new balance!

      Guided by the Ericksonian method

      To solve your problem, we use your language, your skills and your resources. We use therapeutic metaphors and suggestions that allow you to work with your more creative right brain to naturally change perceptions and beliefs that don't or no longer serve you.

      Our practice quality indicators

      Our practice development tool

      We created SYPRENE®, a new international practice improvement research network based on the effectiveness and efficiency of strategic therapies. Thanks to a therapeutic work encoding system as well as your regular feedback, we evaluate our results according to 5 criteria:  

      1. The biopsychosocial axis : we observe your problem by including various perspectives (biological, psychological and social) as well as your active participation. We take into consideration your expectations, your beliefs, your behaviors and your life context in general.
      2. Circular process analysis : this allows us to understand the dynamics of your problem with you, others and/or the world by observing your solution attempts and your perception/reaction system.
      3. Efficiency : we aim for efficiency in a minimum of sessions and time.
      4. Problem solving : we measure the effectiveness of our therapeutic interventions using questionnaires and scales.
      5. Well-being : we regularly assess the evolution of your situation and your well-being.

      Our first results

      The first results of SYPRENE are promising. They suggest that strategic therapy helped patients achieve considerable improvement.

      The results indicate a rate of improvement in problem solving of 80% as assessed by practitioners and 90% as assessed by patients. 

       Additionally, patients reported a significant improvement in their psychosocial functioning with a large effect size.

      In 76% of cases, this improvement was assessed as achieving a reliable and clinically significant change. These results reflect the considerable improvement of the problematic situations of the patients and the reduction of the subjective suffering for the majority of the patients.  

       Encouraging results were obtained with an average of 5.4 sessions, in an average of 5.3 months, as well as an improvement in the therapeutic relationship and a significant reduction in the rate of abandonment of therapy.

      Your concerns, our priority

      We constantly adjust our posture to meet your expectations as closely as possible and focus on your problem and your objectives. Our approach is specific to each problem: a patient, a problem, a different strategy.  

      For this, we send you evaluation questionnaires at each session concerning:

      (1) Your personal, interpersonal, social and overall well-being (ORS) enabling you to: 

      • Monitor the progress of your symptoms 
      • Explore the impact of therapy on your relationship
      • Observe the effect of the intervention strategy
      • Determine the next steps to achieve your treatment goals 

      (2) Your satisfaction with therapy and the alliance with your therapist (SRS) to: 

      • Make sure you felt heard, understood and respected
      • Check that we have worked on what you wanted
      • Guarantee the adjustment of the approach and our posture to your needs
      • Make sure you were satisfied with the session overall

      (3) A questionnaire to assess your general condition  (GHQ12) consisting of 12 questions is sent to you:

      • Before your first and fourth appointment
      • After your last appointment
      • 6 months later (even if you did only one session) 

      (4) We regularly assess your results using a problem solving scale from 0 to 10.

      (5) Six months after your first appointment, we send you a follow-up questionnaire (with or without an appointment) in order to:

      • Make sure things are better for you
      • Check the maintenance of your results over time
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