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Practice and development - Olivier BROSSEAU/Vincent GERARD - EN3M7 - 2022/23

800,00 €




Practice and Improvement
Level Improvement

By Vincent Gérard and Olivier Brosseau

This 4-session module allows you to deepen the practice of the strategic systemic approach. 

The systemic and strategic approach

It is based on an intervention method developed by the School of Palo Alto and developed by its current research centers. Its specificity and originality are:

  • to know how to apprehend the complexity of human relations and bring a biopsychosocial vision to the psychological and relational problems that develop in ever more volatile, unpredictable, complex and ambiguous contexts. 
  • to be strategic in terms of relational regulation by relying on 2 essential techniques which are problem solving and strategic communication, which make it possible to reduce the complexity of a relational situation without distorting it and to obtain effective operational effects and sustainability in resource development and problem solving.

"A look at the world, an intervention model and a strategic and pragmatic approach to voluntary change."
Claude de Scorraille


Practice and improvement module includes 12 hours of lessons, divided into 4 sessions and approximately 12 hours of personal work. It allows the student to improve in the implementation of each step of the grid of the Brief Therapy Center of the School of Palo Alto in a perspective of strategic systemic intervention and in his posture as a speaker. Through role-playing, combining concrete practice and observation, you will have the opportunity to consolidate your mastery of the main issues of an intervention: technical mastery of the grid (position and vision of the patient's world, context of the problem and formalization of a minimum intervention objective, decryption of the perception-reaction system which opens the strategic path of the intervention) and mastery of your strategic communication aiming at the therapeutic alliance and the effectiveness of the intervention ( reformulation, tools of strategic communication, tuning and syntonization with the patient).

  • 100% online, it alternates face-to-face half-days including individual or sub-group work time.
  • it is provided by specialized international trainers from the clinical and business worlds.

The “ Practice and improvement ” module allows to deepen the implementation of the intervention grid of the strategic systemic approach.
This additional cross-cutting contribution is transferable to different types of activities and functions of support, education and helping relationship professionals or stakeholders in the clinical world.

Formation's goal

Perfect your technical and relational practice within a framework of strategic systemic intervention and reinforce the self-observation approach of your practice.

Skills acquired at the end of the training

  • Present their intervention framework including a simple presentation of their intervention methodology and feedback tools in order to secure the patient and stimulate their commitment to the therapeutic process
  • Build a solid therapeutic relationship using precise reformulation, strategic questioning, an attitude calibrated to the specificity of the patient in order to maintain and strengthen their mobilization and commitment
  • Diagnose the systemic and interactional dynamics of the problem using strategic dialogue in order to implement prescriptions intended to help the patient solve his problem
  • Giving a 180-degree prescription of the main identified solution attempt with a view to blocking it and bringing the patient into a corrective emotional experience
  • Organize each session by respecting the different stages of the strategic systemic intervention with a view to reducing and/or solving the problem
  • Reinforce a process of self-observation of practice using the session documentation tool and patient feedback in order to develop a discipline of self-improvement of practice


Classes will take place from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

• Session 1: Monday 17/10/2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: Practice and improvement - S1 - Olivier BROSSEAU/Vincent GÉRARD - EN3M7 - 2022/23
• Session 2: Monday 28/11/2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: Practice and improvement - S2 - Olivier BROSSEAU/Vincent GÉRARD - EN3M7 - 2022/23
• Session 3: Monday 12/12/2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: Practice and improvement - S3 - Olivier BROSSEAU/Vincent GÉRARD - EN3M7 - 2022/23
• Session 4: Monday 09/01/2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: Practice and improvement - S4 - Olivier BROSSEAU/Vincent GÉRARD - EN3M7 - 2022/23

Target audience and prerequisites


  • Baccalaureate standard
  • Correct command of French (being able to express oneself orally and in writing)
  • Commitment to practicing intervention sessions
  • Digital prerequisites:
    • Have a computer (with camera and microphone) and a phone in good working order
    • Have a regularly used email address
    • Have internet access with sufficient speed (videoconferencing, video playback)
    • Have a place suitable for monitoring the training
    • Know how to use basic digital tools: internet, messaging, search engine
    • Know how to use word processing tools, spreadsheets and presentation tools (power point type)


Vincent GÉRARD : Clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and trained in Erichsonian, systemic hypnosis and solution-oriented therapy. For more than 25 years, he has been offering concrete, rapid and effective therapeutic tools to people who are confronted, at some point in their lives, with a personal, family, professional or emotional problem. He is a lecturer, he has trained many psycho-medico-social workers in Belgium, France, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

Olivier BROSSEAU : Strategic coach, therapist in strategic systemic approach and associated with LACT. He teaches and trains via the web at the relationship clinic within the international school LACT at the IAE of Paris within the Master of Administrations and Businesses module "Organizations and behaviors". It intervenes in the field of the regulation of psychosocial disorders in the form of individual consultation and collective intervention within companies and institutions (executives, managers, employees). Co-author "When work hurts", "Strategies for change, 16 therapeutic prescriptions".


Modality, means and teaching aids

  • Live distance courses integrating simulations, role-playing, exercises and case studies to promote the participation and involvement of all students and interaction with teachers
  • A course rhythm allowing the integration of personal work
  • Interactive and experiential approach
  • Individual work, in pairs and sub-groups during and outside the sessions
  • Personalized Moodle account including course videos and educational animations, course materials, documentary bases and all types of educational documents, review exercises, accessible 24/24

Assessment and follow-up

Obtaining the certificate for this module requires: 

  • to have passed 75% of the homework to be done outside of class (MCQ, videos, homework, collaborative work, etc.) 
  • to have attended at least 75% of the course sessions 

Assessment of student satisfaction

At the end of the training, a satisfaction questionnaire will be completed by each participant so that they can assess the relevance of the content of the training with regard to their professional practice and the achievement of their objectives.

--> 95% of our students are satisfied with their training  = number of students who gave a score greater than or equal to 7 out of 10 (0: "not at all satisfied"; 10: "completely satisfied")


  • Special rate : €800 including tax
  • Price reserved for lac students : €560 including tax
  • Company/convention rate : €920 including VAT

Version of 28-01-2022