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      Task prescriptions - Vincent GERARD - EN2M3 - 2023/24

      Task prescriptions - Vincent GERARD - EN2M3 - 2023/24
      1.200,00 €



      WEB TRAINING MODULE 2023/2024

      Task prescriptions

      By Vincent Gerard

      This 4-session module presents the fundamental elements of the systemic model and its main strategic characteristics. 

      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


      Task prescription module includes 12 hours of lessons, divided into 4 sessions and approximately 12 hours of personal work. It makes it possible to identify and implement the different types of prescriptions (anthropological, reflexive, suggestive, behavioral) specific to the strategic systemic approach which aim to help the patient solve his problem. With the help of practical simulation exercises, in sub-groups, you will have the opportunity to appropriate the main issues of the prescription of tasks: general reformulation of the functioning of the patient's problem, implementation of a double therapeutic constraint, taking into account the position of the patient and his vision of the world, hypnotic rhetoric facilitating the appropriation of the prescription by 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 " Prescription of tasks " module allows you to appropriate a way of prescribing to the patient specific exercises aimed at helping him in solving his problem.

      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

      Select and communicate appropriate prescriptions for strategic systemic intervention

      Skills acquired at the end of the training

      • Contractualize the patient's commitment in the therapeutic process using the therapeutic double bind with a view to the application by the patient of the prescriptions intended to create change
      • Identify the different types of prescriptions, according to their nature (anthropological, reflexive, suggestive, behavioral) or their orientation (problem or solution), in order to implement them according to the stages of the intervention and their relevance to the patient specificity
      • Frame, contextualize and communicate the prescription to the patient using a general reformulation, a co-construction taking into account the position and the resources of the patient as well as a personalized hypnotic rhetoric, in order to increase compliance of the patient
      • Repeat the prescriptions that have had the effect of initiating a change (emotional, cognitive, behavioral, relational) to promote the emergence of a new redundancy and reinforce the change in the patient


      • Session 1: Wednesday 06/09/2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: Task prescriptions - S1 - Vincent Gérard - Tasks - The 4 stages of brief therapy - EN2M3 - 2023/24
      • Session 2: Wednesday 09/20/2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: Task prescriptions - S2 - Vincent Gérard - Reference prescriptions - EN2M3 - 2023/24
      • Session 3: Monday 02/10/2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: Task prescriptions - S3 - Vincent Gérard - Essential tasks in strategic therapy - EN2M3 - 2023/24
      • Session 4: Wednesday 13/12/2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: Task prescriptions - S4 - Vincent Gérard - Other essential tasks - EN2M3 - 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.

      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 incl. tax

      Version of 17-02-2023

      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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