Bernard Golse

Transition from one model to another – What for whom, and drivers of change?

Parent/infant joint therapies and interactive guidance

Original state of the art abstract and full presentation (audio and slides) by professor Bernard Golse (head of the Department of Child Psychiatry of the Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital in Paris and professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University René Descartes, Paris V) on parent/infant joint therapies and interactive guidance, for the ESCAP 2017 Congress in Geneva.


Early psychotherapeutic interventions called « parent-infant / baby joint therapies » have developed in three different directions over time: jointed therapies of psychoanalytic inspiration, interactive guidance and attachment therapies.
After recalling the main landmarks of this history of ideas, we will present more precisely the technique called interactive guidance initiated in the US by S. McDonough.
In the last part, we will show how, after interactive guidance has been alternatively proposed from a theoretical point of view to psychoanalytic psychotherapies, it is now necessary to think about the transition from one technique to another according to a specific therapeutic indication (what for whom?).

View Bernard Golse's original slide presentation (pdf, 8 pages).

View the abstract in French.
Read about Bernard Golse and AEPEA (l’Association Européenne de Psychopathologie de l’Enfant et de l’Adolescent).
Backgrounderread the overview article on interaction guidance by Monica Celebi in the Journal of Health Visiting (February 2014).