Academic and professional background, courses followed:
My goal has always been to specialise myself in coherent, complementary domains, both academically and professionally. Here’s how I’ve been able to achieve this in the course of my career:
I graduated from the Psychological Sciences and Education Faculty of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and took part in an “Erasmus” exchange at the University of Lyon 2, in the “adult clinic” department.
I then completed my academic training with a supplementary diploma in Prevention and well-being at work, at the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve.
A desire to increase the knowledge of psychoanalysis I had acquired through my own course of treatment led me to enrol at the Ecole de la Cause Freudienne until I had obtained the certificate of achievement, all the while continuing to participate in permanent seminars, colloquiums and study days organised by the School. I still follow courses there and my psychoanalytical work is supervised by one of the teachers at the ECF.
I have always been a big fan of cinema (and more specifically: the screenplay), I signed up as a free student at “Elicit” (master’s at the ULB) and in different training bodies which provide young authors with support in the writing process.
Finally, after investing almost ten years in psychiatry, I wanted to give my career a fresh impetus by specialising in perinatal psychology, from providing support for the different types of medically assisted reproduction to pregnancy and post-partum. I followed specific clinical training courses on perinatal psychology (UMH and UCL) and my work was supervised by neonatology specialists (ULB, UCL and in Paris). Finally, I acquired the basics of obstetrics thanks to a gynaecological team. This provided the link between my knowledge of psychology and the reality of the women and couples who come to me for support in the domains of fertility and neonatology.
Professionally, I was able to make use of this varied career path in different roles such as school counselling, organisational development, research into stress at work and the psychiatric follow up of hospitalised schizophrenic adults. I participated in writing projects for feature-length films and developed my clinical practice in a liberal cabinet with external collaborations.