Emotion and Behaviour Analysis – Démann Method

Understand, feel, progress!

An analytical method centered on emotions to adjust behaviours. 

The AEMD Foundation

 

Emotion and Behaviour Analysis – Démann Method

Understand, feel, progress!

An analytical method centered on emotions to adjust behaviours.

The AEMD Foundation

The AEMD aims to result in a live-better for its patients, which entails social, society and economical progress.

History

 

Founded in 2000, The Emotion and Behaviour Analysis – Démann Method, is the result of the reflections and years of experience of its founder David Démann. When starting his career as a mental health practitioner, David Démann found himself unable to embrace one therapeutic approach. He considered that the ideal method needed to combine behaviour therapy, a specific therapeutic work on emotions, while mobilising the fundamentals of psychoanalysis. It needed to be a tool altogether practical and efficient for patients, but avoiding superficial counselling. David Démann could not find an appropriate method, so he decided to invent one instead. He designed the therapeutic approach he needed to practice. The AEMD Method is inspired by behaviour therapy models, provides innovative tools in respect of emotional management using some of the fundamentals of psychoanalysis. It should be a tool that would be practical as well as efficient for the patients,  but avoiding superficial counselling. David Démann could not find the appropriate method, so he decided  to invent it instead. He designed the tool he needed to practice: the AEMD Method, inspired by behaviour therapy models, provides innovative tools in respect of emotion management using as well as some fundamentals of psychoanalysis.

The original AEMD Association, a non-profit organization under the Swiss law, was created in Switzerland in 2010. Seven years later, it was recognised as a public-interest non-profit foundation. The French AEMD Association (Non-Profit Organizations, Law of 1901), was created in January 2016.

Their mission is to financially support therapeutic sessions for low-income patients, to promote the AEMD Method and train new AEMD psychotherapists.

The Emotion and Behaviour Analysis – Démann Method can be summarised in one acronym: AEMD (standing for L’Analyse Émo-comportementale Méthode Démann).

Our actions

 

– Encourage and support innovative research projects within the frame of the annual AEMD Marina Picasso Prize ;

– Allow low-income patients to get access to treatments through either a participation or 100% funding of their sessions ;

– Ensure the transmission of AEMD knowledge to new psychotherapists (through theoretical and didactic training, therapeutic session shadowing, individual and group supervisions…) ;

– SSupervise the continuous professional development of psychotherapists through specific seminars and workshops, information days, exchanges and collective work sessions ;

– Support and promote the AEMD Method (for instance with the creation of new offices)..

Governance

The AEMD Foundation abides by strict rules:

– Funds are exclusively of private origin (donations). We thank our donators who have supported the association since its creation and especially Marina Picasso, who made this collective adventure possible.

– The AEMD Foundation funds are splitted as follow: 40% for the training of psychotherapists, 40% for the partisal or full payment of the sessions of low-income patients and 20% for the organisation of seminars (monthly meetings/supervisions and summer seminar). In addition, the Foundation contributes to the development of other related non-profit structures in other countries.

Once a year, a commitee decides the allocation of the funds and validates the financial and moral report, under the control of a Swiss accounting trustee (contact details available on request).

Upcoming new AEMD office – Madrid opening coming soon.

20 years dedicated to patients

On the June 26th 2020, in Paris, the AEMD Foundation

will celebrate its 20th anniversary.

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