Lact - Palo Alto School Representative

Palo Alto School Representative

Center for training, intervention and research

Strategic systemic approach and hypnosis

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    Doors open on OCTOBER 17, 2023 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

      Relationship Clinician Diploma - reserved for students of the Clinical Masters - 2022/2023

      Relationship Clinician Diploma - reserved for students of the Clinical Masters - 2022/2023
      5.800,00 €





      Relationship Clinician Diploma

      clinical course for students of the Clinical Masters

      September 2022 - June 2023


      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 long training courses, an internship course and short courses, all oriented towards the mastery and expertise of the implementation of 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 " Relationship clinician for students of the Clinical Master " course includes 153 hours of lessons, 3 individual supervision sessions of 45 minutes and approximately 170 hours of personal work. It makes it possible to acquire a second general 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 level " Clinician of the relationship for the students of the Clinical Master " makes it possible to acquire a specialization of knowledge and additional transversal and transferable practical skills for different types of activities and functions of the professionals of accompaniment, education and the helping relationship or those involved in the clinical world.
      At the end of this training, you obtain a diploma of Clinician of the Relationship.

      Formation's goal

      Mastering Strategic Systemic Intervention: consolidating your practice and establishing your position as a strategic systemic intervener

      Skills acquired at the end of the training

      • Structure a strategic systemic intervention using the problem solving methodology and strategic questioning in order to develop an appropriate intervention strategy

      • Implement an appropriate intervention strategy acting on the emotional, behavioral, cognitive and interactional levels in order to implement, support and consolidate the change

      • Adapt his posture as a speaker and his 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

      • Develop their learning using the tools of self-observation of practice in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their interventions  


      EN2M3: Task prescriptions
        - Vincent GÉRARD (2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

      • 2022-09-07 - How to make it worse
      • 2022-09-21 - Miracle question / As if
      • 12-10-2022 - Prescriptions of symptoms and prescriptions concerning the relationship to oneself
      • 14-12-2022 - Requirements concerning relations with others

      EN3M1: Operative diagnosis and link with psychopathology
      - Dr. Alexandrina BEAU (2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

      • 12-09-2022: Generalities and anxiety disorders 
      • 26-09-2022: OCD, PTSD, adaptive, somatic and dissociative disorders 
      •  10-10-2022: TCA, depressive and bipolar disorders
      • 14-11-2022: Psychotic, sexual and personality disorders 

      EN2M1: Questioning and relationship
      - Claude de SCORRAILLE / Grégoire VITRY    (2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

      • 09-14-2022 (1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.) - Work on the minimum objective and exceptions. How to evaluate and follow in corrective emotional experiences?
      • 05-10-2022 - Finish the intervention and consolidate. Negotiation of repetitive requests for intervention: dependency, etc.
      • 09-11-2022 - Syntony, adjusting to different logics
      • 2023-01-04 - Resistance according to logic and system
      • 2023-01-25 - Symmetry and complementarity. Contradiction and paradoxes

      EN2M5: Strategic dialogue 
      - Claudette PORTELLI (2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

      • 28-09-2022 - Strategic dialogue: general points
      • 10-19-2022 - Non-verbal language and questioning
      • 16-11-2022 - Strategic questions and reframing 
      • 07-12-2022 - Paraphrases and evocation of sensations

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

      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

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

      EN1M1: The foundations of the strategic systemic approach - Claude de SCORRAILLE / Olivier BROSSEAU
      (2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

      • 04-10-2022 - Characteristics of the systemic model
      • 08-11-2022 - Constructivism and positivism. Systemic paradigm and linear paradigm. Systems theory
      • 2022-11-22 - Systemic: application in human problems; Strategic base of the model: cybernetics
      • 06-12-2022 - The Palo Alto School grid and its evolution 

      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

      EN2M2: Mobilizing the strengths of the individual
        - Terry SOO-HOO (4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. / 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

      • 08-12-2022 - Problematize to create clientele and to intervene. When attempts at a solution block the intervention
      • 2023-01-12 - Concerning patronage. How to choose who to see in the sessions: couple and family

      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

      EN2M4: Emotions 
      - Emanuela MURIANA (2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

      • 2023-02-01 - Fear / Anger
      • 2023-02-15 - Sadness / Pleasure
      • 2023-03-15 - Shame / Surprise / Disgust
      • 2023-03-29 - Guilt / Jealousy / Envy

      International Webinar
      (4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. / 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

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

      • 26-01-2023
      • 23-03-2023
      • 22-06-2023
      • 05-10-2023

      EN2M9: Ambivalence and emotions 
      - Dr. Dan SHORT (4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. / 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

      • 08-03-2023 - Emotions management at conscious and unconscious level
      • 24-05-2023 - Dealing with ambivalence with Ericksonian hypnosis

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

      • 13-03-2023
      • 17-04-2023
      • 19-06-2023

      EN2M8 - Forced intervention and indirect therapy
      - Bénédicte SERVAIS (2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

      • 11-05-2023 - Forced intervention and indirect therapy
      • 01-06-2023 - Forced intervention and indirect therapy

      EN2M17 - Couples and families
      - Dr. Robert NEUBURGER / Dr. Katharina ANGER (2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

      • 01-12-2022- Couples and families Dr. Robert NEUBURGER
      • 22-05-2023- Couple therapy Dr. Katharina ANGER
      • 12-06-2023 - Couple therapy Dr. Katharina ANGER

      EN2M10 - Solution-oriented intervention
      - Marie-Christine CABIÉ (2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

      • 01-06-2022 - Solution-oriented intervention

      EN2M12 - Individual supervision and work on oneself - Claude de SCORRAILLE / Olivier BROSSEAU / Vincent GERARD

      Target audience and prerequisites

      Targeted audience :

      • Support, education and helping relationship professional (coach, psychologist, manager, HR, consultant, doctor, nurse, education and social work professional, etc.)
      • Intervening in the clinical world (doctor, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, pharmacist, nurse, ...) 


      • Have obtained the Clinical Masters 
      • 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)


      Dr. Alexandrina BEAU : Psychiatrist trained in hypnotherapy and family therapy, she is enriched by the strategic approach of Palo Alto. Manager of the Family Therapy Center at NANCY Hospital.

      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.

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

      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".

      PhD Claudette PORTELLI : PhD in Psychology, CTS psychologist, trainer and coach (Italy - Malta). Author of "Knowledge through change", " Obsessions, compulsions, manias: understand them and overcome them quickly" and "Le nuove dipendenze".

      Dr. Terry SOO-HOO : Family and couple psychologist. Director of the Family Therapy Clinic at MRI Palo Alto. Associate Professor of Family and Couple Therapy at California State University East Bay.

      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.

      Emanuela MURIANA : Psychologist and psychotherapist, specialized at the CTS of Arezzo directed by Giorgio Nardone, and at the MRI of Palo Alto with Paul Watzlawick. She is a researcher and lecturer at the School of Specialization in Strategic Therapy and a professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Siena. She is also responsible for the affiliated practice of Strategic Therapy in Florence, where she carries out clinical and consulting activities.

      Dr. Dan SHORT : Clinical Psychologist. Expert in Ericksonian psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis. Executive Director of the Milton H. Erickson Institute of Phoenix. He has years of experience in diverse settings such as Domestic Violence Agency, University Counseling Center and in the school sector with the Department of Special Education.

      Dr. Marie-Christine CABIÉ : Psychiatrist, psychotherapist, head of the Paris 11 psychiatry center at the Saint Maurice Hospitals. Author of: For a brief therapy. The patient's free choice as an ethic in psychotherapy.

      Bénédicte SERVAIS: A graduate in social sciences, she first trained in the systemic approach oriented family therapy to specialize in 1996 in the Systemic and Strategic model of Palo Alto. Psychotherapist, Trainer, Supervisor and Research Associate at the Gregory Bateson Institute. Recognized as an Expert by the Courts, she fulfills missions of mediation and judicial expertise ordered in the context of conflicting parental separations and adoption.

      Dr. Robert Neuburger is a French psychiatrist, family psychotherapist, director of the Center for the Study of the Family Association.

      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.

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

      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
      • 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 certificate from the elements below

      Assessment methods

      • Participation 
      • Learning questionnaire
      • 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, among others)
      • 50 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 their professional practice, achievement of objectives, etc.)



      • Individual rate : €5,400 including tax before June 15 (€5,800 including tax after June 15)
      • Company and convention rate : €6,500 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 : 

      171 hours of training, including:

      > 153 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 student reception

      + 3 individual supervisions of 45 min
      + around 170 hours of personal work
      + 147 hours of internship 

      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 Claire on 01 48 07 40 40 or send us an email at  

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      50 trainers in France
      and abroad

      of our students satisfied with
      their training year at LACT *

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      A team of more than
      50 trainers in France
      and abroad

      of our students satisfied with
      their training year at LACT *

      Training "Create your business"

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


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