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Questioning and relationship - Claude DE SCORRAILLE/Grégoire VITRY - EN2M1 - 2022/23

1.000,00 €



Web training module 2022/23

Questioning and Relationship

Adopt and practice a systemic global vision
to act quickly on the process

Claude de SCORRAILLE and Grégoire VITRY

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


Questioning and relationship module includes 15 hours of lessons, divided into 5 sessions and approximately 15 hours of personal work. It explores the strategic potentials of questioning and of the intervening party's relational attitude towards a patient and their resistance to change. Thanks to practical exercises based on role plays, observations of real cases or case studies, you will have the opportunity to explore the adjustment capacities of the speaker - of his strategy, his communication and/or his relational attitude - in his questioning approach to optimize the therapeutic alliance in the service of the desired change.

  • 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 world, business, scientific research and universities.


The " Questioning and Relationship " Module allows you to experiment with essential elements common to any type of therapeutic intervention to develop and consolidate the therapeutic alliance. It introduces the Practical level course of the LACT training in 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.


Objective of the module

Structure and adjust the relational strategies of the practitioner in the service of an effective, efficient and ecological therapeutic alliance with the patient

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

  • Reassure the patient with the help of a rigorous and flexible intervention framework in order to stimulate his commitment to the process of change
  • Deepen your knowledge of the patient's perception-reaction system, by observing and questioning his relational dynamics, in order to choose and implement an appropriate intervention (direct, indirect, paradoxical depending on the resistance profile).
  • Adjust questioning communication to the way in which the patient relates (relational dynamics, resistance profile) using an adjusted relational strategy (attunement, strategic communication, empathy breakdown, irreverence) in order to reinforce the therapeutic alliance and patient compliance
  • Question the corrective emotional experiences obtained by the implementation of prescriptions and/or reframing to assess the impact on the progressive consolidation of change"

Dates and times

• Session 1: Wednesday 09/14/2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: Questioning and relationship - S1 - Claude DE SCORRAILLE and Grégoire VITRY - EN2M1 - 2022/23
• Session 2: Wednesday 05/10/2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: Questioning and relationship - S2 - Claude DE SCORRAILLE and Grégoire VITRY - EN2M1 - 2022/23
• Session 3: Wednesday 09/11/2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: Questioning and relationship - S3 - Claude DE SCORRAILLE and Grégoire VITRY - EN2M1 - 2022/23
• Session 4: Wednesday 04/01/2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: Questioning and relationship - S4 - Claude DE SCORRAILLE and Grégoire VITRY - EN2M1 - 2022/23
• Session 5: Wednesday 25/01/2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: Questioning and relationship - S5 - Claude DE SCORRAILLE and Grégoire VITRY - EN2M1 - 2022/23
• Session 6: Friday 03/02/2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: Questioning and relationship - S6 - Claude DE SCORRAILLE and Grégoire VITRY - EN2M1 - 2022/23

Target audience and prerequisites

  • Any student or professional in the field of accompaniment and relationship, health professionals and helping relationship.
  • Have obtained the foundation level certificate in strategic systemic approach or equivalent.


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. CERMES3 researcher.

Methods, means and educational materials

Interactive and experiential approach

  • Individual work, in pairs and sub-groups during and outside the sessions
  • Excerpts from intervention sessions or complete sessions 
  • Group facilitation method (LS/Wooclap)
  • Analysis and sharing of experiences

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 price : 1000 € including tax
  • Lact student rate for the year : €700 including tax
  • Company/agreement rate : €1,150 including tax


Version of 25-01-2022