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Strategic intervention with children and adolescents- Simona MILANESE - CTS - EN3M6 - 2023/24

1.200,00 €



Web training module 2023/24

Strategic intervention with children
and adolescents

"Helping Parents Help Their Children"

in partnership with the Center for Strategic Therapy of Prof. NARDONE

Simona Milanese

Medical specialist, psychotherapist and official researcher at the Strategic Center for Psychotherapy directed by Professor Giorgio Nardone

In partnership with CTS  

This 2-session module presents a corpus of real sessions conducted by expert speakers from which students can work and sharpen their observation and identify all the elements that characterize a systemic and strategic intervention.


This 2-day module is dedicated to understanding and managing issues that affect children and young people in family and educational contexts. For some disorders, intervention protocols are described in detail. The theoretical presentation is accompanied by viewing of real sessions of filmed psychotherapeutic interventions.

The course is divided into two days

  • The first is devoted to the resolution of the disorders encountered in children and young people through indirect therapy, that is to say the psychotherapeutic intervention carried out with the parents, who are elected as "co-therapists". By modifying the attitude and the behavior of the parents towards the problem or the disorder presented, one modifies the mechanisms which maintain it in time, which leads to its resolution. Issues are addressed by age group.
  • The second day is devoted to the problems of children in educational contexts. Intervention protocols for certain disorders are analyzed: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, for example, oppositional defiant disorder, selective mutism, avoidance disorder or school phobia.

For each protocol, the techniques, strategies and stratagems of "diagnosis-intervention" will be analyzed.

Formation's goal

  • Analyze the strategic intervention process: definition of the problem to be solved and the objective to be achieved, analysis of the solutions attempted, development of an intervention strategy, verification of the results.
  • Observe the main dynamics of the different family models.
  • Present the strategic model of indirect therapy.
  • Distinguish issues by age group.
  • Identify, for each problem or age group, the main attempts at solution, the malfunctions to work on and the strategies to solve the problem.s.
  • Analyze the main intervention protocols for disorders of children and young people in developmental contexts.
  • Check the theoretical content in the light of the vision of the real cases presented.

Training content

  • Link the elements of observed sequences to the fundamental concepts of the strategic systemic approach.
  • Situate the different stages of a strategic systemic intervention.
  • Identify the verbal/non-verbal language of the patient and the tuning and adjustment work of the practitioner.
  • Situate the work of the intervener on the axis problem/objective/attempts to solve from the complaint/request of the patient/client.
  • Identify the impact of the therapist's framework of intervention and strategic communication on the therapeutic alliance and the patient's commitment to the process of change.
  • Characterize the elements of the practitioner's posture and the adjustment of his position according to the situation of the patient/client and at the different stages of the intervention.
  • Compare the different styles of intervention and implementation of the intervention grid according to the interveners.

Dates and times

Sessions will take place from:

• Session 1: Friday 05/31/2024 from 09:30 to 18:00 Europe/Paris: Strategic intervention with children and adolescents - S1 - Simona MILANESE - Translator: Silvia SPOLAORE - CTS - EN3M6 - 2023/24
• Session 2: Saturday 01/06/2024 from 09:30 to 18:00 Europe/Paris: Strategic intervention with children and adolescents - S2 - Simona MILANESE - Translator: Silvia SPOLAORE - CTS - EN3M6 - 2023/24

Skills acquired at the end of the training (pedagogical objectives)

  • Conduct a strategic systemic intervention by implementing its steps with rigor and flexibility in order to adapt to the uniqueness of the patient and his situation.
  • Strengthen the patient's therapeutic alliance by activating strategic communication and feedback tools for better patient engagement and better compliance with prescriptions.
  • Correct their own maneuvers and technique by applying a practice self-observation routine in order to improve the efficiency of their interventions.

Target audience and prerequisites


This Diploma is open to health and helping relationship professionals who can certify effective practice.

  • Minimum BAC+4 level with clinical practice in the helping relationship,
  • Psychologists, doctors, psychiatrists, health and helping relationship professionals who can certify an effective practice,
  • 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)


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.

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

Evaluation and monitoring methods

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
  • Price reserved for students of the school : €840 including tax
  • Company rate : €1,380 including tax

Version of 11-05-2023