Lact - Palo Alto School Representative

Palo Alto School Representative

Center for training, intervention and research

Strategic systemic approach and hypnosis

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      ADVANCED LEVEL - 2022/2023 - DIPLOMA

      ADVANCED LEVEL - 2022/2023 - DIPLOMA
      6.300,00 €





      Resolve relationship and psychological issues

      Advanced level

      September 2022 - June 2023

      Philippe AIMPhilippe

      Katharina ANGER Katharina

      Mario BlaiseMario

      Olivier BROSSEAUOlivier

      Jean-Pierre COUTERONJean-Pierre

      Claude de SCORRAILLEClaude

      Vincent GERARDVincent

      Annagiulia GHINASSIAnnagiulia

      Gregory LAMBRETTEGregory


      Alain MorelAlain

      Giorgio NARDONEGiorgio

      Robert NEUBURGERRobert

      Chiara RATTOChiara

      Giulia RINALDIGiulia


      Gregoire VITRYGregoire


      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 specificities and originality allow you to:  

      • to know how to apprehend the complexity of human relationships and bring a biopsychosocial vision to the psychological and relational problems that develop in ever more volatile, unpredictable, complex and ambiguous contexts (VUCA in English). 
      • 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.

      Presentation of LACT 

      • Officially representing the Mental Research Institute of Palo Alto, the LACT intervention, research and training center offers you long training courses, short training courses, all oriented towards mastery and expertise in the implementation of mental health. strategic systemic intervention in different sectors of society (helping relationship, care, education, legal, etc.)
      • Lact is a Datadock, ODPC training organization, in a Qualiopi approach process.


      The Perfection level - allows those who already master a clinical practice, to approach and treat the main psychopathologies from a biopsychosocial perspective (panic disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, depression, addictions, relational disorders, etc.).

      It includes 168 hours of lessons, 3 individual supervision sessions of 45 minutes, approximately 160 hours of personal work, 147 hours of internship and a practice formalization dissertation to be written and defended. It makes it possible to acquire a third clinical level in methodology and practice in the strategic systemic approach.

      • 100% online, it alternates face-to-face half-days, individual and collective supervision, individual or sub-group working time.
      • it is provided by specialized international trainers from the medical world, business, scientific research and universities.


      The Advanced level - allows you to acquire techniques, strategies, therapeutic stratagems and specific protocols to treat different types of psychopathologies, some of which have become real best practices.

      At the end of these 3 levels of training, you obtain a diploma of Relationship Clinician in brief strategic therapy.

      Formation's goal

      Perfect your clinical practice as a Strategic Systemic Intervener on the most common life disorders and the main psychopathologies

      Skills acquired at the end of the training

      • Conduct a strategic systemic intervention based on an appropriate intervention strategy to help the patient resolve a life difficulty that is causing them problems or achieve a specific objective. 

      • Describe the dysfunctional and pathogenic regulatory dynamics associated with the most common disorders (self-to-self, self-to-others, and self-to-the-world) using the patient's perceptual and reactive processes to guide intervention strategy the most effective and efficient.

      • Adjusting his posture as a speaker and his strategic communication according to the personality of the patient and the nature of his difficulties in order to consolidate the therapeutic alliance and the effectiveness of the intervention

      • Enrich their learning around their practice self-observation tools in order to continuously improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their interventions.


      CTS-EN3M5 - MASTERCLASS - Prof. Giorgio NARDONE
      9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

      • 30-09-2022

      Welcome and exchange conference
      - Grégoire VITRY / Claude de SCORRAILLE / Olivier BROSSEAU 13-10-2022 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

      SYP-EN3-ENI-M0 - Sharing experience with SYPRENE -  Olivier BROSSEAU
      6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. / Wednesday

      12-10-2022 • 16-11-2022 • 14-12-2022 • 18-01-2023 • 15-02-2023 • 15-03-2023 • 12-04-2023 • 17-05-2023 • 14-06-2023 • 05-07-2023

      EN3M7 - Practice and improvement
      - Vincent GERARD and Olivier BROSSEAU 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

      • 17-10-2022
      • 28-11-2022
      • 12-12-2022
      • 09-01-2023

      EN3M21 - Improvement of practice and quality monitoring - Claude de SCORRAILLE / Grégoire VITRY

      (2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

      • 14-11-2022
      • 16-01-2023
      • 02-02-2023
      • 06-03-2023
      • 20-04-2023
      • 19-05-2023
      • 09-06-2023

      International Webinar 

      Four half-day conferences and webtrainings that bring together psychologists, doctors, researchers, therapists and philosophers specialized in systemic / strategic / hypnosis approach.

      • 01-26-2023: Addicted but not too much (3 p.m. - 5 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
      • 03-23-2023: System trades (09:00 - 19:30)
      • 22-06-2023: The feeling of helplessness (3 p.m. - 5 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
      • 05-10-2023: The adolescent-boring (there without) (3 p.m. - 5 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

      EN3M2 - Tutoring and defense - Olivier BROSSEAU and Grégoire VITRY

      2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

      • 23-01-2023
      • 28-06-2023

      EN1M4-EN3 - Observation of practice
      - Vincent GERARD and Olivier BROSSEAU 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

      One date among the following 5; a schedule will be communicated at the beginning of the year; students observe the exercises of the first year student practice course.

      • 30/11/2022 
      • 18/01/2023 
      • 08/02/2023 
      • 27/03/2023 
      • 17/04/2023 

      CTS-M1 - Monophobias - Panic attacks - Agoraphobia/claustrophobia - Pathological doubt - . Annagiulia GHINASSI

      • 13-01-2023 (2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. / 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.) 
      • 14-01-2023 (9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. / 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. // 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. / 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.) 
      • 20-01-2023 (2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. / 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.) 
      • 21-01-2023 (9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. / 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. // 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. / 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.)

      EN3M17 -
      Complex problems within couples and families - Robert NEUBURGER/Katharina ANGER 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

      • 30-01-2023
      • 13-02-2023
      • 10-05-2023
      • 22-05-2023

      EN3M9 -
      Addictions - Claudette PORTELLI/Gregory LAMBRETTE/Alain MOREL/Jean-Pierre COUTERON/Mario BLAISE 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. / 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

      • 09-02-2023
      • 16-03-2023
      • 03-04-2023
      • 15-05-2023
      • 28-06-2023

      EN3M16 -
      Harassment - Giulia RINALDI 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

      • 20-03-2023
      • 27-03-2023

      CTS-M7 - Depression - Post-traumatic stress disorder  - Lara VENTISETTE

      • 05-05-2023 (2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. / 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.) 
      • 06-05-2023 (9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. / 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. // 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. / 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.) 
      • 12-05-2023 (2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. / 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.) 
      • 13-05-2023 (9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. / 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. // 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. / 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.) 

      CTS-EN3M6 - Strategic intervention with children and adolescents - Simona MILANESE

      (9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. / 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. // 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. / 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.) 

      • 02-06-2023
      • 03-06-2023

      EN3M10 - School harassment
      - Philippe AÏM 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

      • 05-06-2023

      EN3M15 - Individual supervision and work on oneself - Claude de SCORRAILLE / Vincent GERARD

      •  3 individual sessions of 45 minutes in Paris or remotely

      EN3M13 - Collective supervision
      - Chiara RATTO 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

      • 13-03-2023
      • 13-04-2023
      • 26-05-2023
      • 19-06-2023

      Target audience and prerequisites

      Targeted audience :

      • Health and helping relationship professionals who can certify effective practice (doctor, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, pharmacist, nurse, etc.) 


      • Admission to this training takes place:
        • either on title: LACT PRACTICAL certificate in strategic systemic approach
        • either upon validation of professional and personal achievements: the VAPP (decree of 2013) can be granted to people who do not meet the aforementioned conditions, after explaining their reasons.
      • Clinical practice of the helping relationship
      • 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)


      Philippe AÏM : psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and former head of clinic at the Faculty of Nancy. Practitioner in Ericksonian hypnosis and brief solution-oriented therapies in Nancy and Paris, he also devotes himself to training in these methods in various organizations aimed at professionals. He has already published Listen, speak: treat with Vuibert and L'hypnose, ça marche vrai with Éditions Marabout.

      PhD Katharina ANGER : Renowned speaker and co-founder of the Center for Systemic Action. She is a research associate at the MRI in Palo Alto and at the Brief Therapy Center, CAIPSI in Mexico City and at the Erickson Institute in Madrid. She is also a supervisor at the YAI National Institute for the Disabled, an organization that helps people with mental disabilities and their families throughout their lives.

      Dr. Mario BLAISE : Psychiatrist and family therapist. He directs the Marmottan Medical Center in Paris, a public care structure for addiction and drug addiction. He also acted as a family therapist at the Monceau center.

      Olivier BROSSEAU : Therapist, coach, supervisor and trainer in strategic systemic approach, associated with LACT. He teaches at the IAE of Paris within the Master of Administrations and Companies the module "Organizations and behaviors".

      Jean-Pierre COUTERON : Pyschologist, he has worked since 2014 in a center for care, support and prevention in addictology and a consultation for young consumers of the Oppelia association in Boulogne-Billancourt. Since the 1990s, he has campaigned for harm reduction policies in terms of drugs, in particular in favor of the opening of consumption rooms at lower risk.

      Claude de SCORRAILLE : Psychologist, psychotherapist and co-founder of LACT, of which she is the president. She runs the OCD and Anxiety Disorders Clinic in partnership with the European center the OCD Clinic. She teaches and trains via the web at the relationship clinic within the international school LACT. Within the CSAPA of Montreuil, she has a consultation specializing in addiction disorders and supervises the team. She is the co-author of several books and regularly gives conferences.

      Vincent GÉRARD : holds a master's degree in clinical psychology and postgraduate training. 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.

      Annagiulia GHINASSI: psychologist, psychotherapist and thanatologist. She consults and trains within the school of clinical specialization of Professor Nardone's Center for Strategic Therapy.

      Grégory LAMBRETTE is a doctoral student in psychology at the University of Lorraine; psychologist/psychotherapist/supervisor in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg within a consultation center in the field of additions and trainer at the Gregory Bateson Institute.

      Simona MILANESE : Graduated from the School of Specialization in Brief Strategic Psychotherapy of the Strategic Therapy Center of Arezzo, in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine (in the United States). She is an associate researcher at the Strategic Therapy Center and works as a psychotherapist in Turin and Asti. She has published the books "Alimentazione: falsi miti e inganni del marketing" (Alpes Italia, 2019) and "Il tocco, il rimedio, la parola" as well as "Communication between doctor and patient as a therapeutic tool" (Ponte alle Grazie, 2015), written with Roberta Milanese.

      Dr. Alain MOREL : Psychiatrist, Managing Director of the OPPELIA association, President of the Association for Research and Promotion of Experiential Approaches (ARPAE), Co-founder of the European Federation of Drug Addiction Workers.

      Pr. Giorgio NARDONE : he is the founder with Paul Watzlawick of the Strategic Therapy Center of Arezzo. Currently he works in research, training and therapy at the Center for Strategic Therapy in Arezzo. He is director of the Higher School of Brief Strategic Therapy. He is the author of numerous books and he gives conferences, seminars, workshops and workshops to the general public around the world.

      Robert Neuburger is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, therapist specializing in couple issues. He teaches at the Free University of Brussels, trains and supervises therapists in France and abroad. In addition to being scientific director of the CEFA (Center for the study of the family association) and vice-president of the French Society for Family Therapy, each month he receives a Internet user for his first session of therapy.

      Chiara RATTO : Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Researcher at the CTS of Arezzo (Italy). Head of practice in Milan, Brescia, Seregno (MB) and Borgomanero (NO).

      Giulia RINALDI is a psychologist, psychotherapist and researcher associated with the Center for Strategic Therapy in Arezzo, directed by Professor Giorgio Nardone. She is registered in the Register of Psychologists, Tuscany Region (n. 3487) and specialized in Brief Strategic Therapy, Model of Giorgio Nardone, at the School of Specialization of Arezzo directed by Prof. Giorgio Nardone and recognized by the Ministry of University and Scientific Research.

      Lara VENTISETTE : psychologist and psychotherapist, specialized in brief strategic psychotherapy. She is the psychological coordinator of the Zerotre Spazio Infanzia infant center. For five years she has created an innovative psychological coaching called PsicoStyling® to improve self-esteem.

      Grégoire VITRY : Director and co-founder of LACT. Scientific director of the international LACT research program and director of the international LACT training school.

      Educational means and materials

      • Live distance courses integrating simulations, role-playing, exercises and case studies to promote the participation and involvement of all students and interaction with teachers
      • Simultaneous translation of courses given by international trainers
      • 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
      • Analysis and sharing of experiences, in particular through the use of tools created by the school (SYPRENE)
      • Encouragement to practice through the case exchange
      • Personalized Moodle account including course videos and educational animations, course materials, documentary bases and all types of educational documents, review exercises, accessible 24/24
      • A promotion referent, a link between the students and the teaching team
      • A network of promotion students led by the referent 

      Evaluation and monitoring

      A jury deliberates on obtaining the diploma based on the elements below

      Assessment methods

      • Participation 
      • Learning questionnaire
      • 2-minute videos of sessions with patient/client
      • Memory, defense
      • Individual and collective supervision
      • Self-assessment questionnaire

      The conditions for obtaining the certificate require:

      • to have passed 75% of the homework to be done outside of class (questionnaires, videos, homework, collaborative work, etc.) 
      • to have attended at least 80% of the course sessions
      • to have followed the 3 individual supervisions (mandatory presence)
      • to have obtained the average in the evaluations whose marks are attributed by the trainers (individual supervision, memory, defense among others)
      • 20 hours of practice with patients/clients during the year
      • Practical internship (147h) and thesis defense 


      Assessment of student satisfaction

      • A satisfaction questionnaire is offered at the end of the training (relevance of the content with regard to his professional practice, achievement of objectives, etc.)

      --> 100 Advanced Level students are satisfied with their year of training = number of students who gave a mark greater than or equal to 7 out of 10 (0: "not at all satisfied"; 10: "completely satisfied")


      • Individual rate : €6,100 including tax before June 15 (€6,300 including tax after June 15)
      • Company and convention rate : €6,700 including tax
      • Possibility of payment in 3 instalments + €50 administration fee 
      • Possibility of payment in 10 installments + €150 administration fee 

      Dates and duration


      Start of training: September 2022
      End of training: June 2023

      Duration :

      168 hours of training, including:

      > 141 hours of lessons of 3 hours each, weekly rhythm between October and June, excluding school holidays,
      > 16 hours of international Webinar in brief therapy (4 hours in January, March, June and September 2022)
      > 2 hours of conference and reception of students
      > 3 hours of individual supervision of 45 minutes
      + 147 hours of internship
      + approximately 160 hours of personal work

      Registration methods, access deadlines and contacts

      To register : 

      • Fill in the pre-registration file and let yourself be guided by the instructions on the site
      • At the end of the procedure, your file will be examined by our selection committee. If you are admitted, you will receive an email replying to your pre-registration.
      • You will receive an answer no later than 30 days before the start of the training.

      The minimum processing time for your file is approximately 1 to 2 weeks. In the case of acceptance, you can make the payment according to the chosen methods.

      In the case of registration after the start of the training, your file may be rejected.

      For any questions, you can contact us at 01 48 07 40 40 or send us an email at  

      Training courses


      LACT access

      have the BAC level

      104 hours of lessons
      3 individual supervisions
      Approximately 105 hours of personal work

      access via LACT



      DU access

      have the BAC+3 level
      and clinical experience

      89 hours of lessons
      3 individual supervisions
      90 hours of personal work
      + 147 hours of internship

      access via DU  Paris8



      LACT access

      have the BAC level

      104 hours of lessons
      3 individual supervisions
      Approximately 105 hours of personal work

      104 hours of lessons
      3 individual supervisions
      Approximately 105 hours of personal work

      access via LACT

      DU access

      have the BAC+3 level
      and clinical experience

      89 hours of lessons
      3 individual supervisions
      90 hours of personal work
      + 147 hours of internship

      access via DU  Paris8

      Version of 16-02-2023

      A team of more than
      50 trainers in France
      and abroad

      of our students satisfied with
      their training year at LACT *

      International partnerships

      The quality certification was issued under
      the following category of actions: Training action

      A team of more than
      50 trainers in France
      and abroad

      of our students satisfied with
      their training year at LACT *

      International partnerships

      The quality certification was issued under
      the following category of actions: Training action


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