Démann Method Emo-Behavioural Analysis

Understand, feel, move forward!

An analytical method that uses emotions to regulate behaviour.

AEMD Marina Picasso Prize 2018

Nominees List

 

Démann Method Emo-Behavioural Analysis

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 recipient of the AEMD Marina Picasso Prize 2018. He received this distinction on 30th March at the Beau Rivage Hotel. In addition to Martin Debbané, the other two nominees were Maya Corman and Swann Pichon

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 Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Geneva

Swann Pichon is a Researcher and Professor 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.

AEMD Marina Picasso Prize

The AEMD Marina Picasso Prize for the development of new therapeutic EFT/CBT models

Since 2017, the AEMD Foundation provides funding to professionals who develop innovative concepts focused on emotion and grants an annual prize.

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The 3 finalist projects were presented at the annual AEMD ceremony on April 5th 2019. After careful consideration from the jury, the winner received the AEMD Marina Picasso Foundation Prize for the development of new therapeutic EFT/CBT models as well as a grant for his research or project. The 2 other nominees were given an honourable mention and a funding.

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The Foundation

The AEMD Foundation, a recognised nonprofit organisation under Swiss law, and affiliated non-profit structures, supports the AEMD, offers matching contribution for the payment of therapeutic sessions, educational tools, a training program, supervision of AEMD-trained therapists,  and provides funding to the annual AEMD Marina Picasso Prize.

Individual counselling

"From intellectual postures to deception, we often fool ourselves". An innovative method to live better alongside our neurosis.

Business support

Emotions are an essential management tool. Instead of putting up emotions, let’s learn to use them to achieve our professional goals.