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The practice of the systemic grid - Olivier BROSSEAU -EN1M4-EN3 - 2023/24

1.200,00 €




The practice of the systemic grid Level Foundations

By Vincent Gérard and Olivier Brosseau

A module of 6 sessions to understand the main issues of an intervention.

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


The module " Practice of the systemic grid " includes 18 hours of lessons, divided into 6 sessions and approximately 18 hours of personal work. It makes it possible to experiment with each step of the Palo Alto School's Brief Therapy Center grid from a perspective of strategic systemic intervention. Thanks to practical exercises in sub-groups, combining concrete practice and observation, you will have the opportunity to appropriate the main issues of an intervention: the contextualization of a problem, the position of the patient and his vision of the world, the clarification of an interactional sequence through which the problem is currently and concretely perceived, the clarification of the patient's attempts at solution and the formalization of a minimum intervention objective.

  • 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 Module " Practice of the systemic grid " allows to experiment 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

Experiment with each step of the brief therapy grid and organize a collection of information to describe the current functioning of the patient's problem.

Skills acquired at the end of the training

  • Install the therapeutic relationship using precise reformulation, methodical questioning, an appropriate and calibrated attitude in order to facilitate the patient's engagement in the process of change
  • Adopt a low position of non-normative and non-pathologizing questioning resulting from a systemic and interactional vision in order to reinforce the therapeutic alliance
  • Describe a problem in a concrete, up-to-date, dynamic and interactive way using the intervention grid in order to make the patient co-discover it and reinforce his commitment to the process of change
  • Co-construct with the patient a minimum therapeutic objective, by defining it in a specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and temporalized way, in order to create therapeutic optimism
  • Organize an intervention session using problem solving techniques aimed at reducing the complexity of the patient's problematic situation without distorting it


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

• Session 1: Tuesday 09/01/2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: LACT Group - 1 - What do we need for taking notes -S1-Olivier BROSSEAU-EN1M4-EN3-2023/24
• Session 2: Tuesday 01/16/2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: LACT Group - 2 - Intervention contexts-S2-Olivier BROSSEAU-EN1M4-EN3-2023/24
• Session 3: Tuesday 23/01/2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: LACT Group - 3 - Attempts at a solution, logic, emotions -S3-Olivier BROSSEAU-EN1M4-EN3-2023/24
• Session 4: Tuesday 06/02/2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: 4 - Groupe Lact - Corrective emotional experiences -S4-Olivier BROSSEAU-EN1M4-EN3-2023/24
• Session 5: Tuesday 02/13/2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: LACT Group - 5 - Corrective emotional experiences-S5-Olivier BROSSEAU-EN1M4-EN3-2023/24
• Session 6: Tuesday 03/05/2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: LACT Group - 6 - Back to the grid / General reformulation-S6-Olivier BROSSEAU-EN1M4-EN3-2023/24

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 : €1,200 including tax
  • Lact student rate for the year : €840 including tax
  • Company/convention rate : €1,380 including tax


Version of 10-03-2023