Emotion and Behaviour Analysis – Démann Method

Understand, feel, move forward!

An analytical method that uses emotions to regulate behaviour.

AEMD Marina Picasso Prize 2018

Nominees List

 

Emotion and Behaviour Analysis – Démann Method

Understand, feel, move forward!

An analytical method that uses emotions to regulate behaviour.

AEMD Marina Picasso Prize 2018

Nominees List

Professor Martin Debbané from the University of Geneva is the first laureate of the AEMD Marina Picasso Prize 2018. He received this honour on March 30th at the Beau Rivage Hotel. In addition, Maya Corman and Swann Pichon both received honourable mentions.

Martin Debbané

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences (FPSE in French) at the University of Geneva, and Assistant Professor at University College London

Martin Debbané is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences (FPSE) at the University of Geneva, and Assistant Professor at University College London. Anxious to build bridges between clinical practice and empirical research, his team’s work aims at understanding the emergence of psychopathology and psychological processes that promote mental health. The scientific methodology of his team integrates the clinical perspectives of psychotherapeutic evaluation and intervention, developmental and experimental psychology, as well as cognitive neuroscience. As a psychologist specialising in psycho-dynamically oriented psychotherapy, he is a trainer and supervisor certified by the Anna Freud Centre for mentalisation-based psychotherapeutic treatments. He heads the Developmental Clinical Psychology Unit and co-directs the Laboratory of Developmental Neuroimaging and Psychopathology at the Medico-Pedagogic Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

Reference literature: Debbané M. Mentaliser: de la théorie à la pratique clinique. (2016). Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique: De Boeck Supérieur; 272 pages.

Web page of M.Debbané at the Geneva Institute

Swann Pichon

Researcher and Teacher at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Geneva

Swann Pichon is a Researcher and Teacher at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences at the University of Geneva. The work of his team aims at understanding how personality, cognitive control and emotions interact and contribute to the emotional functioning of the individual. He also works to understand the impact of video games on the social behaviour of its users. His team is made up of psychologists, who use experimental psychology techniques, such as functional brain imaging, to understand the connection between emotional states and brain states, and measure the effects of behaviour-changing interventions. His team also hosts student game designers, who work on the development of serious video games. The aim of this work is to understand how video game technology can be adapted to take advantage of its positive aspects for learning (motivation, constant feedback, progressive difficulty etc.) and the training of cognitive functions such as attention and emotional regulation. This line of research aims at understanding if these techniques can bring new tools that implement, adapt and customise certain training exercises resulting from cognitive-behavioural therapies.

Maya Corman

PhD student in second year of Health Psychology at Clermont-Auvergne University (UCA in French)

I completed all my university studies at Clermont-Auvergne University (UCA), during which time I gained the title of psychologist thanks to work carried out in Judicial Protection of Youth which aimed to improve the emotional skills of young people placed in foster care.

I then completed a Master’s degree in Research, as a year of preparation for my thesis, on alcohol consumption among young adults. An attentive training technique centred around sounds and a mind-awareness technique (body scan) have been implemented as interventions to reduce alcohol consumption and its associated psychological symptoms.

Currently, I am a PhD student in second year of Health Psychology at Clermont-Auvergne University (UCA) under the management of Michaël Dambrun, Régis Peffault De Latour and Jacques-Olivier Bay. I am writing a thesis which aims to identify the beneficial and harmful factors for the evolution and outcome of a transplant in terms of mental and physical health. This thesis work also aims to propose a preventive intervention programme of attention regulation and emotions to help the person to better face and manage this potentially traumatic event.

This programme is going through the test and development phase. In addition to being implemented in the hospital, this programme will be offered to different communities with various problems.

Areas of research: Health psychology – clinical psychology – social work psychology

Theoretical approaches: Integrative – transdiagnostic – holistic-humanistic approach.

Publications:

Corman, M. Dambrun, M. Bay J-O., & Peffault De La Tour, R. (accepté). Adaptation française et analyse des qualités psychométriques du questionnaire d’évitement et de fusion (AFQ) chez une population adulte.

Corman, M., Monier, F., Sicard, A., Da Fonseca, A., Didelot, T., Hallez, Q. & M. Dambrun (2017). L’Expérience de mort imminente (EMI): une synthèse de la littérature. L’Année psychologique, 117(01), 85-109.

Chakroun-Baggioni, N., Corman, M., Spada, M. M., Caselli, G., & Gierski, F. (2017). Desire thinking as a confounder in the relationship between mindfulness and craving: Evidence from a cross-cultural validation of the Desire Thinking Questionnaire. Psychiatry Research, 256, 188-193.

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