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January 24th from 4 PM to 5 PM - Opening web-conference
Starting the processes of change within businesses and family systems



2018 - 2nd edition

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January 24th - March 28th - June 20th - October 3rd 


25 speakers
4 days of congress and certifying workshops
with numerous psychologists, researchers, therapists specialized
in brief therapies, systemic / strategic approach, hypnosis and NLP. 


Special guests:
Barbara ANGER DIAZ  Katharina ANGER  Dr. Eric BARDOT  Nora BATESON  Dr. Marie-Christine CABIÉ  Robert DILTS  Teresa GARCIA  Ph.D. Stephen GILLIGAN  Dr. Robert NEUBURGER  Bill O'HANLON  Wendel RAY  Dr. Dan SHORT  Dr. Terry SOO HOO

- attend in-person the 4 open web conferences from 4 PM  to 5 PM or to access the virtual platform at a later time 
- attend in-person the 4 online workshops from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM or to access the virtual platform at a later time 
- access personalized e-learning platformf
- visualize all recorded lectures and slides
- do the validation tests

Standard fee for all session: 200 €
Reduced partnership fee for all session: 160 €


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


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 1: wednesday January 24th from 4 PM to 8 PM (Paris time)
Implicit rules used as resources to start the processes of change within businesses and family systems
Rules of functioning within a system, or a family result from a game of regulations. Relational games get structured as time goes by, and give way to emerging characteristics specific to each group. Meta-rules do allow the system to evolve; without them, rules cannot be bent. Systems can sometimes keep individuals in a repetitive pattern which in turn becomes a source of suffering. All interventions within a system aim to go beyond the individuals and allows to highlight what implicitly irrigates the system.  The work around what is implicit deals with perception, emotions, behaviors, relationships, the individual and collective narrative, and to a larger extent, culture,  norms of regulation, cooperation, and mutual learning, etc…. Different school of thoughts will allow us to discover different styles of lectures of these implicit rules.

Inaugural conference and workshops  - President Teresa Garcia-Rivera.


  • 4:00 - 4:10 PM: Grégoire VITRY (LACT) et Sophie SUBERVILLE (MRI) Welcome 
  • 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 rules in the 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 2: wednesday March 28 from 4 PM to 8 PM (Paris time)
TOPIC: Brief therapies and hypnosis.

Inaugural conference and workshops  - President Dr. Eric BARDOT.


  • 4:00 - 4:10 PM: Grégoire VITRY (LACT) et Sophie SUBERVILLE (MRI) Welcome 
  • 4:10 - 4:15 PM: Dr. Eric BARDOT  Introduction 
  • 4:15 - 4:30 PM: Dr. Dan SHORT
  • 4:30 - 4:40 PM: Discussion and information
  • 4:40 - 5:00 PM: Bill O'HANLON


  • 5:30 - 6:00 PM: Q/A directly with Dr. Dan SHORT and Bill O'HANLON
  • 6:00 - 6:30 PM: Pr. Pedro VARGAS AVALOS
  • 6:30 - 7:00 PM: Dr. Thierry SERVILLAT 
  • 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Dr. Eric BARDOT
  • 7:30 - 8:00 PM: Ph.D. Margarita TARRAGONA

Session 3: wednesday June 20th from 4 PM to 8 PM (Paris time)
TOPIC: Family and systemic therapy. 

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


  • 4:00 - 4:10 PM: Grégoire VITRY (LACT) et Sophie SUBERVILLE (MRI) Welcome 
  • 4:10 - 4:15 PM: Dr. Marie-Christine CABIÉ Introduction 
  • 4:15 - 4:30 PM: Dr. Robert NEUBURGER
  • 4:30 - 4:40 PM: Discussion and information
  • 4:40 - 5:00 PM: Barbara ANGER DIAZ & Katharina ANGER


  • 5:30 - 6:00 PM: Q/A directly with Dr. Robert NEUBURGER and Barbara ANGER DIAZ & Katharina ANGER
  • 6:00 - 6:30 PM: Dr. Alain VALLÉE 
  • 6:30 - 7:00 PM: Dr. Julien BETBEZE
  • 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Pr. Patrizia MERINGOLO
  • 7:30 - 8:00 PM: Dr. Edith GOLDBETER-MERINFELD

Session 4 : 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) Welcome 
  • 4:10 - 4:30 PM: Ph.D. Stephen GILLIGAN
  • 4:30 - 4:40 PM: Discussion and information
  • 4:40 - 5:00 PM: Ph.D. Wendel RAY


  • 5:30 - 6:00 PM: Q/A directly with Ph.D. Stephen GILLIGAN and Ph.D. Wendel RAY
  • 6:00 - 6:30 PM: Jim DUVALL
  • 6:30 - 7:00 PM: Padraic GIBSON 
  • 7:00 - 7:30 PM: Bernardo PAOLI
  • 7:30 - 8:00 PM: Dr. Terry SOO HOO



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.

Dr. Padraic GIBSON: is a consultant clinical psychotherapist. He is currently the Clinical Director of The Bateson Clinic, Dublin, Ireland. He is on the clinical register of psychotherapists with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy, The Family Therapy Association of Ireland, and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and the European Association for Psychotherapy. Dr. Gibson is a lecturer and a senior research associate at Dublin City University and senior clinical researcher, clinical trainer and lecturer at the Centro di Terapia Strategica in Arezzo Italy directed by Professor Giorgio Nardone

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.

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

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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Travail de groupe en direct par chaque session 

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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:
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- 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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Session 1

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Session 2

 4 PM - 8 PM


Session 3

 4 PM - 8 PM


Session 4

 4 PM - 8 PM

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Each intervention lasts 15 minutes + 15 minutes for Q/A to talk directly with the speakers.

Thursday April 20th 2017

4h00-4h15 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : Welcome and introduction G. VITRY / S. SUBERVILLE

4h15-4h45 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : Ch-ch-ch-changes: the 3 ways to change problem patterns B. O'HANLON

5h00-5h30 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : Generative change R. DILTS

5h30-5h00 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : Break

6h00-6h30 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : The traumatic world and his process & HTSMA E. BARDOT

6h30-7h00 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : Article of Don Jackson and John Weakland about Family Therapy W. RAY

Thursday april 27th 2017

4h00-4h30 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : Mindfulness and positive psychology R. SIEGEL 

4h30-5h00 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : Single session therapy M. HOYT

5h00-5h30 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : Diagnosis, research and relation A. BEAU

5h30-6h00 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : Break

7h00-7h30 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : Caring for people dependent on alcohol : current events in G. Bateson's theory of alcoholism S. WIEVIORKA

Thursday may 4th 2017

4h00-4h30 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : The difference between descriptive and action language M. McKERGOW

5h00-5h30 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : When the work hurts C. de SCORRAILLE

5h30-6h00 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : Break

6h00-6h30 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : Pathology in large systems J. A. MALAREWICZ

6h30-7h00 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : PEARLsystem T. GARCIA RIVERA

Thursday may 11th 2017

4h00-4h30 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : The art of creating change: the experiential systemic approach of E. TRAPPENIERS

4h30-5h30 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : No more, no less : Brief Mental Health Services for Children J. DUVALL
Quantitative vs qualitative research J. DUVALL et W. RAY

5h30-6h00 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : Break

6h00-6h30 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : Working within the client's cultural context T. SOO-HOO

6h30-7h00 PM (GMT +1 Paris) : The pragmatics of Gregory Bateson P. VARGAS AVALOS