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Systemic and psychodynamic clinical Psychology Department

Université de Mons

Faculté de Psychologie & des Sciences de l’Education
 

Alcoology, burn out, traumatic incident, suicides, staff conflicts

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Cynthie Marchal

Conseillère scientifique - Valorisatrice en Sciences Humaines

+32-065374777

Cynthie.MARCHAL@umons.ac.be


General Contact

Service de psychologie clinique systémique & psychodynamique – Faculté de Psychologie et des Sciences de l’Education Place du Parc, 18 7000 Mons , Hainaut Belgium Hainaut BE


stephan.hendrick@umons.ac.be

http://portail.umons.ac.be/FR/UNIVERSITE/FACULTES/FPSE/SERVICESEETR/PSYCHO_CLINIQUE_SYSTEMIQUE_PSYCHODYNAMIQUE/Pages/default.aspx

 
 

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Main study areas and research topics

One of the areas of our department focuses on the therapeutic interventions. One of our research focuses on crisis situations and / or potentially traumatic situations from the psychic point of view . In particular, how experts in crisis intervention get involved ? What are their models and how do they regulate their actions in real situations ?
Another research focuses on the clinical team working with persons suffering of alcohol abuse. Research methods mainly bring out qualitative analysis .
Another axis addresses eating disorders and treatment evaluations of multifamily therapies. Research methods are mixed, both qualitative and quantitative .
Our department is the only one in French speaking Belgium to develop these research methods in relation to these issues. Our results are disseminated through scientific communications and publications at an international level.
 

Last Research Project

We supervise a research through a collaboration with the Therapeutics Centre for Adolescent with Eating disorder (called CTTA) attached to the hospital "The Domain", in Braine l'Alleud, Belgium.
Multiple Family Therapy (MFT) has already gained an established position in the treatment of eating disorders over the past decade. Still, there is little evidence in the literature on the effectiveness of MFT for treating eating disorders. This multifamily therapy program is offered to teenagers between 12 and 18 years with eating disorders (anorexia mostly) and their parents. This program consists of 21 intensive days distributed over one year. This is an outpatient treatment. Multifamily group typically includes 4-7 families.
A first study examined the effects of a Multiple Family Therapy (MFT), based on the Maudsley approach, on eating disorder symptoms, quality of life and percentage of Expected Body Weight (%EBW) in adolescents with eating disorders (ED). Eighty-two adolescents with ED, aged between 11 and 19 years, were assessed before and after treatment using a set of self-reports.
Results showed a significant increase in quality of life and in Expected Body Weight between the beginning and the end of treatment.  Symptoms specific to eating disorders (except for bulimia) significantly decreased during treatment. This study suggests that Multiple Family Therapy may benefit adolescents with eating disorders. 
A second study examines now the therpaeutic processus that could explain those results by interviewing experts and therapists on the one hand, by interviewing  the adolescents and their families on the other hand.
 

Industrial application fields

  • Mental Health
  • Staff supervision
  • Post-crisis management

Services proposal

  • The department of systemic and psychodynamic clinical psychology participates in the activities of the University Counselling Centre (CUCP). In this context, the department offers various psychotherapeutic treatments : Individual psychotherapy, couple therapy, family therapy, supportive therapies and personality assessments and diagnosis of attachment disorder in adults. 
  • The department also offers post-crisis management and therapeutic interventions following crisis situations and / or potentially traumatic situations.

 

Training proposal

Within the Counselling Centre of the University (decrived previously), the department also offers various training :

  • Public : teams or institutions working in the field of clinical psychotherapy
  • Examples:
    • Interventions in the context of psychiatric emergency
    • Interventions in crisis and post-crisis context
    • Brief therapies and interventions
    • Analysis of the demand in psychiatric institution
    • Aid in forensic situations (using "coercion")
    • Staff Clinical Coordination in the context of psychiatric hospital
    • (...)

Related Lab'insight Event

7

mai

2014

Au-delà du stress : burnout, addictions, décrochage professionnel,… que faire ?

le 7 mai 2014

Ce rendez-vous Lab'InSight a permis aux 6 chercheurs intervenants de présenter des outils de prévention, de diagnostic et bien d'autres méthodes pouvant répondre concrètement au besoin des entreprises et organismes publics présents.

Après une séance pléniaire présentant les compétences des laboratoires et des exemples de partenariat Recherche/Entreprise, un large débat s'est ouvert avec le public sur les thèmes du burnout et des addictions. Les participants ont ensuite pu rencontrer les experts des différentes disciplines lors d'entretiens B to B et initier un dialogue avec les Universités et Hautes Ecoles, en vue de possibles collaborations.  

 
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7

mai

2014

Au-delà du stress : burnout, addictions, décrochage professionnel,… que faire ?

le 7 mai 2014

Ce rendez-vous Lab'InSight a permis aux 6 chercheurs intervenants de présenter des outils de prévention, de diagnostic et bien d'autres méthodes pouvant répondre concrètement au besoin des entreprises et organismes publics présents.

Après une séance pléniaire présentant les compétences des laboratoires et des exemples de partenariat Recherche/Entreprise, un large débat s'est ouvert avec le public sur les thèmes du burnout et des addictions. Les participants ont ensuite pu rencontrer les experts des différentes disciplines lors d'entretiens B to B et initier un dialogue avec les Universités et Hautes Ecoles, en vue de possibles collaborations.  

 
Read more