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Practice observation -Olivier BROSSEAU/Vincent GERARD- EN3-EN2M6 - 2023/24

300,00 €




Practice observation

By Vincent Gérard and Olivier Brosseau

Observation of practice is one of the pillars of learning. At different times of their training, students in strategic systemic approach are led to observe experts in their practice (vicarious learning) and the learning work of their peers (at the same level of training), or of students succeeding them in the Training courses.


If you are an Advanced Level student, this module allows you to observe the learning work of practical level students, in their practice course (EN2M6 - Practice of the systemic grid).

As an assistant to the practice exercises carried out in a sub-group, you join a pair of students forming a therapist-patient couple and you observe the questioning of the student therapist and the quality of the therapeutic alliance. This observation can give rise to a questioning (addressed to the therapist or to the patient) to help the pair to progress in their exercise.



This contribution makes it possible to consolidate the learning in the concrete implementation of an observation of practice and a strategic systemic intervention; it can be observed by different types of activities and functions of professionals in support, education and the helping relationship or those involved in the clinical world.

Formation's goal

Stimulate the observation of practice and formulate an observation in the form of didactic questioning

Skills acquired at the end of the training

  • Identify the sequencing of the questioning of the observed therapist-student and the effects on his patient-student, through observation and questioning, in order to reinforce his own practice
  • Formulate an observation in the form of a didactic questioning aimed at helping the therapist-student observed to redirect his own questioning towards the constituent elements of the grid
  • Identify the learning rhythms of the practice through the observation of less experienced students in order to measure your progress and those that remain to be improved or discovered.


For Advanced Level students in Strategic Systemic Approach

One date among the following 5; a schedule will be communicated during the year; the students observe the exercises of the practical course of the second year students.

• Session 1: Wednesday 29/11/2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: The practice of the systemic grid - S1 - Olivier Brosseau/Vincent Gérard - Getting started with SYPRENE - EN2M6 - 2023/24
• Session 2: Wednesday 01/17/2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: The practice of the systemic grid - S2 - Olivier Brosseau/Vincent Gérard - EN2M6 - 2023/24
• Session 3: Wednesday 02/07/2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: The practice of the systemic grid - S3 - Olivier Brosseau/Vincent Gérard - EN2M6 - 2023/24
• Session 4: Wednesday 03/27/2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: The practice of the systemic grid - S4 - Olivier Brosseau/Vincent Gérard - EN2M6 - 2023/24
• Session 5: Wednesday 04/17/2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: The practice of the systemic grid - S5 - Olivier Brosseau/Vincent Gérard - EN2M6 - 2023/24

Target audience and prerequisites

Any student involved in the training courses Strategic systemic approach - Relationship clinician Advanced level

  • 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
  • Interactive and experiential approach
  • Analysis and sharing of experiences (via Wooclap, in particular)
  • The role of the practical course exercise assistant (EN1M4 and EN2M3) is formalized in Moodle upstream in order to frame the exercise and guarantee students in an exercise situation a framework of safety and benevolence in their learning.

Assessment and follow-up

Obtaining the certificate for this module requires: 

  • to have been able to return orally or in writing (via wooclap or by email), the fruit of his observations and the type of questioning implemented during observation
  • to have followed at least 75% of the number of sessions planned in this module 


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 : €300 including tax
  • Lact student rate for the year : €210 including tax
  • Company/convention rate : €345 including VAT

Version of 02-03-2023