Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities

(To become Faculty of Arts and Science starting September 2019)

Diploma in Interventions and Systematic Therapies

12 credits


IST510Modalities of Intervention and Systematic Management
3 credits
The course deals with:
Change process
Therapeutic tools
Clinical, institutional and network applications
IST515Stakes of the Clinic Family and the Couple
3 credits
The course processes, analyzes and studies:
Experiential approaches (co-construction in family / couple work, resonances, triads, alliances, myths, floating objects, metaphorical material / floating objects, nonverbal language)
Stages of the life cycle, family events (specificities of the systematic approach with children and adolescents, problems related to parenthood)
Couple crises and relational pathologies
IST505Systematic Epistemology
3 credits
The course focuses on:
Systematic approaches (narrative, contextual, strategic, etc.)
Schools, theories and techniques of family and couple therapies
Ethical contract in systematic (mandate, creation of a therapeutic context, cooperative exchanges ...)
IST520Systematic Interventions in Mental Health and the Institutional Network
3 credits
The course covers:
Relational problems in institutions, networks, communities (conflicts, paradoxes, double messages, relationship to power ...)
General and systematic psychopathology (specific clinical issues related to mourning, depression, suicide, violence, trauma, migration, addiction)


The curriculum of this diploma in IST focuses on theoretical inputs, clinical practice and personal development. The diploma offers a thorough education on approaches relating to the field of family ties. At the end of the curriculum, clinical and health psychologists, psychiatrists and psychotherapists, can incorporate into their professional practice the contribution of systematic practice. Doctors, nurses, psychologists and specialists in the medical, social and educational sectors can integrate structures to accompany families going through difficulties.

Program Educational Objectives

1. Graduates will develop skills relating to the indication of systematic psychotherapy; and to the modalities of interventions adapted to the contexts of groups, networks, family, couples and individuals.
2. Graduates will develop soft skills in personal assessment and their professional context.
3. Graduates will be qualified systemic psychotherapists, professional and ethical in the performance of psychological practice and the support of couples and families.

Program Outcomes

a. Students will adopt a methodological approach in construction of a systemic framework.
b. Students will recognize the key concepts, methods and models of psychology in the clinical and familial systemic practice.
c. Students will examine and define relational disorders in institutions, networks and communities by formulating intervention hypothesis.
d. Students will put into practice the acquired learning and evaluate the training.
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