France

Available programmes:

1. Multidisciplinary Programme In Grenoble (Adult or CAP) (GRENOBLE)

2. General Adult Psychiatry Programe (PARIS)

3. General Adult Psychiatry Programe (AMIENS)

4. General Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Programme (AMIENS)

5. Resistant psychiatric diseases (LYON)

Detailed description of the programmes below!

Experience french psychiatry and its various approaches (cognitive, phenomenological, psycho-analytic) thanks to various units in different places in France: general and specific units, adult, child and adolescent or old age psychiatry, inpatient and outpatient care, addictions, forensic medicine, penitentiary psychiatry…

Learn about French psychiatric practice and get a feel for French life. Here’s a unique opportunity to combine a professional and social experience, in an exchange of different practices to mutually discover and improve mental health care in Europe. 

 

GRENOBLE

Multidisciplinary Programme in Grenoble (Adult or CAP)

Description:

There is a broad spectrum of psychiatric activities available for exchange trainees at our community hospital:

  • Adult psychiatry units (general psychiatry, addictology…)
  • Psychiatry emergency and admission unit
  • Outpatient centres (consultations, day time activities…)
  • Old age psychiatry multidisciplinary team
  • Child and adolescent ward, an outpatient clinic for adolescents with a mobile unit

The schedule will be defined depending on what you’re the most interested in. As you can see there are many specific units, and many different pathologies and age groups.
There are motivated senior doctors to introduce you to their specific field.
The idea is to get a global idea about french psychiatry.
If you’re interested in a specific field, you can spend more time in the ward of your will.
The idea is to adapt the program to your personal project.

City:

Grenoble

Unit / hospital:

Name of the hospital: Centre Hospitalier Alpes-Isère (CHAI)

Address, website:

BP 217
38 043 GRENOBLE cedex 9
Phone : +33 (0)4 76 56 42 56
Website: http://www.ch-alpes-isere.fr/

Length:

3-4 weeks

Periods available:

all year long

Requirements:

  • Language level required: very good French understanding (English speaking supervisor available).
  • Other: internship agreement (provided by the programme, to be returned signed by the trainee before arrival) + letter of agreement from the trainee’s head of department.

 PARIS

2. General Adult Psychiatry Programme (PARIS)

 

Programme information
The schedule will be defined depending on what you’re the most interested in. There are many specific units, and many different pathologies and age groups. There are motivated senior doctors to introduce you to their specific field. The idea is to get a global idea about french psychiatry. If you’re interested in a specific field, you can spend more time in the ward of your will. The idea is to adapt the program to your personal project.

Responsible senior doctor: Pr Philip GORWOOD

 

La CMME is the first psychiatric university hospital founded in Paris, in 1877. It is now linked to Paris-Descartes University. It includes :

  • 60 hospitalization beds
  • 4 PhD
  • 8-10 trainees
  • 3 units specialized in eating disorders, mood disorders and suicidology + addictology
  • 1 hospital day care treating eating disorders and addictology
  • Medical consultations for eating disorders, mood disorders, alcohol abuse, TDAH, ADHD, anxiety disorders…
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, body psychotherapy

– hospital:

Centre Hospitalier Sainte Anne, Clinique des Maladies Mentales et de l’Encéphale

– address, website:

1 rue Cabanis
75674 PARIS – Cedex 14
Tél. : 01 45 65 80 00

http://www.ch-sainte-anne.fr/Offres-de-soins/Psychiatrie/Psychiatrie-adulte/C.-M.-M.-E.

 

AMIENS

3. General Adult Psychiatry Programme (AMIENS)

4. General Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Programme (AMIENS)

Amiens

Amiens is the biggest town of the region Picardie. This region is located above Paris and Normandie, near the sea. Only one hour train far from Paris, so easy to go to visit Paris even during the day. Amiens is well-known for its beautiful gothic cathedral, one of the biggest in the world (Unesco patrimony),  its lovely quartier Saint Leu (photo) with canals, little houses, bars with lively student atmosphere and its «hortillonages» (little gardens in the middle of Somme’s canals). Amiens is also known as Jules Verne’s town and his house can be visited.

The region Picardie is also well-known thanks to the famous Baie de Somme, one of the 8 most beautiful bays in the world according to Unesco. And Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme, is a lovely medieval village in the bay, from where William the Conquerant went to Great Britain. The seaside is also really beautiful with different landscapes along it : sand beach with dunes, shingle beach, cliffs… Picardie was also the place of a lot of well-known battles of the First World War (Bataille de la Somme). Some museums and war cemetery are really interesting (Musée des Abris d’Albert). In the South of the region, near Paris, there are also beautiful castles to visit : le château de Chantilly, le château de Pierrefonds, le château de Rambures.

Different services are offered in each programme. You can choose several services you’re interested in, and we’ll organise your planning together, depending of the time you would stay. You can also choose only one service you’re really interested in.

This modality has been thought to show you the French psychiatric sector work in a single training: emergencies => hospitalisation => consultations in the Medico-Psychologic Center / Daily Hospitalisation

  • For the General Adult and the Child and Adolescent Programme, you’ll follow the work of psychiatrists and registrars in Psychiatry.
  • For Addictions, Penitentiary Psychiatry and Forensic Medicine Programme, you’ll follow Dr. Boudigou in her work in those three different units, so you don’t have to choose, you’ll discover all of these three units.

3. General Adult Psychiatry Programme

(choose the services you’re interested in out of 6 different inpatient and outpatient services )

  1. Adult liaison psychiatry (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d’Amiens)
  2. Specialized Adult Unit (Centre Hospitalier Philippe Pinel-Amiens)
  3. General Adult acute and sub-acute unit (Hôpital psychiatrique Philippe Pinel-Amiens)
  4. Psychiatric Adult Emergencies (Hôpital psychiatrique Philippe Pinel-Amiens)
  5. Adult Counselling Center (Amiens)
  6. Daily Hospitalisation Unit (Amiens)

4. General Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Programme

(choose the services you’re interested in out of 7 different inpatient and outpatient services )

  1. Adolescent Unit (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire- Amiens)
  2. Mediation Therapy for Adolescent Center (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire- Amiens)
  3. Liaison Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire- Amiens)
  4. Consultations Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire- Amiens)
  5. Adolescent Psychiatric Unit Henry Ey (Hôpital Psychiatrique Philippe Pinel-Amiens)
  6. Child and Adolescent Counselling Center and Occupational Therapy (Amiens)
  7. Child Day Hospitalisation (Amiens)

N.B.: The Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) is the general hospital, and the Centre Hospitalier Philippe Pinel (CHPP) is the psychiatric hospital.

Any programme you choose, you’ll be authorized to attend:

– young doctors’ psychiatry lessons (around two days out of a month)

– young doctors’ monthly seminars (supervision of psychotherapy, reflexion about psychoanalitic fundamental texts, psychopharmacotherapy, psychiatric scientific articles reading, introduction to research methods…)

Length: 2-6 weeks 

Periods available:

All year long

Requirements:

  • Language level required: very good French understanding (English speaking supervisor available).
  • Other: internship agreement (provided by the programme, to be returned signed by the trainee before arrival) + letter of agreement from the trainee’s head of department.

3. General Adult Psychiatry Programme

  1. Adult Liaison Psychiatry (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d’Amiens)

Dr. Virginie Marechal

Description:

Service of consultation and liaison psychiatry in the general emergencies and in different services of medicine and surgery.

Team: Liaison Psychiatrist, Registers, Psychologists

You’ll learn about: suicidology ++, somatoform disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, delirium, eating disorders by people who are hospitalized for somatic troubles, link with General Praticians.

The specificity of this service is the link between somatic and psychiatric troubles.

Young psychiatric doctors formation (the same for the three first adult programs) :

– you’ll be authorized to attend young doctors’ psychiatry lessons (around two days out of a month) and seminaries

– once a week: clinical staff , bibliographic staff with head doctors (very interesting to learn about semiology, psychoanalytic theories, phenomenological theories, new publications…)

City: Amiens

Hospital: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d’Amiens

Unit: Antenne de psychiatrie

Adress: Avenue René Laënnec

80054 Amiens

France

+33 3 22 08 80 00

Website : www.chuamiens.fr/

  1. Specialized Adult Unit (Centre hospitalier Philippe Pinel- Amiens)

Dr. Valérie Yon

Description : Oppened Unit specialized in suicide crisis, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, sleep disorders. Short time of hospitalization (several days to several weeks). Some activities are offered by nurses (relaxation…).

Team: 2 psychiatrist, 4 registrars, a psychologist, a social worker, a head nurse and nurses

You’ll learn about:

– good using of anti-depressive drugs, anxiolytics, sleeping drugs

– pluridisciplinary work, with nurses, social workers, a psychologist formed in psychoanalysis, and in systemic therapy

– the French sector work

Young psychiatric doctors formation (the same for the three first programs) :

– you’ll be authorized to attend young doctors’ psychiatry lesson (around two days out of a month) and seminaries

– once a week: clinical staff , bibliographic staff with head doctors (very interesting to learn about semiology, psychoanalytic theories, phenomenologic theories, new publications…)

City: Amiens

Hospital: outdoors unit linked to the Centre hospitalier Philippe Pinel

Unit: Unité Psychiatrique Adulte (UPA)

Adress:

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d’Amiens Site Nord

Place Victor Pauchet

80054 Amiens

France

+33 3 22 22 80 00

Website : www.ch-pinel.fr/

  1. General Adult Acute and Sub-acute unit (Centre Hospitalier Philippe Pinel-Amiens)

Dr. Catherine Pech, Dr. Mathilde Sainfel

Description:

Closed Unit for adults with very different psychiatric disorders: first episode psychosis, schizophrenia and other chronic psychosis, serious mood disorders, serious personality disorders.

Team: Psychiatrists, registrars, a psychologist, a social worker, a head nurse and nurses.

You’ll learn about:

– different phases of schizophrenia according to age (1st psychotic episode, delirium phase, autistic phase) and their different cares.

– good using of anti-psychotic drugs, anti-depressive drugs, anxiolytics

– pluridisciplinary work, with nurses, social workers, rehabilitation workers

– the French sector work to help patients in day to day life

– Occupational Therapy

Young psychiatric doctors formation (the same for the three first programs) :

– you’ll be authorized to attend young doctors’ psychiatry lesson (around two days out of a month) and seminaries

– once a week : clinical staff , bibliographic staff with head doctors (very interesting to learn about semiology, psychoanalytic theories, phenomenologic theories, new publications…)

City: Amiens

Hospital: Centre Hospitalier Philippe Pinel

Unit: Pavillon d’entrée « Les Myosotis » – Secteur G08

Adress:

Route de Paris

80044 Amiens

France

Tél: 03 22 53 46 46.

Website : www.ch-pinel.fr/

  1. Psychiatric Adult Emergencies (Centre Hospitalier Philippe Pinel-Amiens)

Dr. Baptiste Busson

Description:

Unit of adult psychiatric emergencies of the geographic department (Somme) : first episode psychotique, schizophrenic decompensation, mood disorders, anxiety disorders,…

There are also 4 beds for short hospitalizations.

Team : two psychiatrists, 2 registrars, a social worker, a psychologis, a head nurse and nurses

You’ll learn about:

– psychiatric evaluation in the emergencies in French

– emergency cares

– different laws concerning psychiatric hospitalizations (free hospitalization, hospitalizations without agreement of the patient …)

City: Amiens

Hospital: Centre Hospitalier Philippe Pinel

Unit: Unité d’Accueil et d’Orientation (UAO)

Adress:

Route de Paris

80044 Amiens

France

Tél: 03 22 53 46 46.

Website : www.ch-pinel.fr/

  1. Adult Counselling Center (Amiens)  

Dr. Catherine Pech, Dr. Alain Legrand

Description:

It’s a psychologic consulting center with psychiatrist consultations, psychologist consultations, nurse consultations, social workers consultations, monthly psychiatric medicines giving.

There’s also an outdoor activity

  1. of visiting psychiatric patients at home to keep the link with cares, and also
  2. of escorting patients in different outdoors activities (visiting flats, shopping, administrative procedures…)

You’ll learn about:

  • Consulting psychiatric activity
  • Multidisciplinary psychiatric work
  • Contact with psychiatric patients in real life

City: Amiens

Hospital: outdoors unit linked to the Centre Hospitalier Philippe Pinel

Unit: Centre Médico-Psychologique G08

Adress:

67 rue Delpech

80044 Amiens

France

– Tél: 03 22 53 46 46.

Website : www.ch-pinel.fr/

  1. Daily Hospitalisation Unit

Dr. Legrand

Description:

Daily hospitalisation is for patients whom mental health need cares during the day. They could come every day, or some days of the week. The patient come back home at night. Most of them are psychotic patients.

This alternative to complete hospitalisation permit:

  • keeping the patient in real life
  • helping him to control symptoms and anxiety in day-to-day life
  • keeping social connections
  • training brain by activities with nurses
  • having a better took of medecines thanks to nurses

You’ll learn about:

  • Consulting psychiatric activity
  • Multidisciplinary psychiatric work
  • Contact with psychiatric patients in real life

City: Amiens

Hospital: outdoors unit linked to the Centre Hospitalier Philippe Pinel

Unit: Hôpital de jour « Les Fougères » – Secteur G08

Adress:

67 rue Delpech

80044 Amiens

France

Tél: 03 22 53 46 46.

Website : www.ch-pinel.fr/

4. General Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Programme

Different services are offered. You can choose several services you’re interested in, and we’ll organise your planning together, or you can choose only one service.

This modality has been thinking to show you the French psychiatric sector work in a single training : emergencies => hospitalisation => consultations in the Medico-Psychologic Center / Daily Hospitalisation

Length : 2-6 semaines

  1. Adolescent Unit (Amiens Regional Teaching Hospital Center- CHRU Amiens)

Pr Guilé – Dr. Pripis

Description:

It’s a paediatric service with both paediatricians and adolescent psychiatrists (12-16years old). Clinic is varied : anorexia, depression, anxiety, suicidology, borderline personality disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, some begining of psychosis. Hospitalisations are quite short (some days to some weeks).

Team: 2 consultants in pedopsychiatry, one in pediatrics, and registrars, a head nurse and nurses, psychologist, teachers, educators from the « daily center »(2), social worker. You’ll also see child and adolescent psychiatric emergency work and if you want, child and adolescent psychiatric liaison work.

You’ll learn about:

  • Adolescent process and understanding of adolescents’ problems links with the construction of the personality, bogy’s changement, family, school, other teenagers…Dr Pripis has also a systemic formation.
  • The Adolescent medication
  • The French multidisciplinary work with indoor and outdoor persons who deal with the adolescent (parents, family, school, local team, social workers…)
  • The child and adolescent protective work.

City: Amiens

Hospital: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d’Amiens

Unit: Unité de Médecine pour Adolescents (UMA)

Adress:

Avenue René Laënnec

80054 Amiens

France

+33 3 22 08 80 00

Website : www.chuamiens.fr/

  1. Mediation Therapy for Adolescent Center (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire- Amiens)

Dr. Pérot

Description:

It’s a center of adolescent mediation therapy. Educators and animators work there with different activities to help teenagers in expressing their emotions, (re)socialization, approach their problems by different media (art, writing, boardgames, theatre, musicotherapy, role-playing games…). The patients are the adolescents hospitalized in the Adolescent Unit (1), and sometimes also outdoors patients who have social phobia, agoraphobia, OCD which prevent them to have a normal schooling. There are also 2 teachers for adolescent with long-term hospialisation and athey also do academic level evaluations.

Team: Dr. Pérot, child and adolescent psychiatrist, educators, animators, teachers, psychologist.

You’ll learn about:

  • Mediation therapy
  • Adolescent process, and seeing adolescents’ problems in another way of thinking

City: Amiens

Hospital: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d’Amiens

Unit: Centre de jour pour Adolescents

Adress:

Avenue René Laënnec

80054 Amiens

France

+33 3 22 08 80 00

Website : www.chuamiens.fr/

  1. Child and Adolescent Liaison Psychiatry (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire- Amiens)

Chef de service: Pr Guilé

Médecin responsable: Dr. Chapoy-Tirel

Description:

Service of consultation-liaison Child and Adolescent psychiatry by two specialized consultants in different services of paediatrics (medecine and surgery).

You’ll learn about:

  • The specificity of this service is the link between somatic and psychiatric troubles by Child and Adolescents
  • Child anxiety , Somatoform disorders, Mood disorders, Eating Disorders, Family systemic disorders
  • Child psychiatric medication
  • The child and adolescent protective work
  • The French multidisciplinary work with indoor and outdoor persons who deal with the child (parents, family, school, local team, social workers…)

City: Amiens

Hospital: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d’Amiens

Unit: Equipe de liaison pédo-psychiatrie et psychologie de l’enfant et de l’adolescent

Adress:

Avenue René Laënnec

80054 Amiens

France

+33 3 22 08 80 00

Website : www.chuamiens.fr/

  1. Consultations Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire- Amiens)

Chef de service : Pr Guilé

Description:

This consultation service is linked with the adolescent unit and the liaison team. So you’ll see children and adolescents you could have seen in hospitalization before, who present the different diagnostics cited before. You maybe also could see psychologists’ interviews.

City: Amiens

Hospital: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d’Amiens

Unit: Consultations de psychopathologie de l’enfant et l’adolescent

Adress:

Avenue René Laënnec

80054 Amiens

France

+33 3 22 08 80 00

Website: www.chuamiens.fr/

  1. Adolescent Psychiatric Unit Henry Ey (Centre Hospitalier Philippe Pinel)

Hôpital psychiatrique Philippe Pinel

Dr. Legrand

Description:

Closed unit for adolescents presenting psychosis, autism, severe mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, behavioural troulbes, drug addictions…This unit is for more severe psychiatric troubles, than the adolescent unit.

Team: 2 adolescents psychiatrists, 2 registrars, a head nurse and nurses, psychologist, teachers, educators, social worker.

You’ll learn about:

  • Diagnostic thoses mental illness
  • Muldisciplinary discussions about adolescent’s situation, diagnostic, phenomenology
  • Adolescent interviews
  • Adolescent’s Medication
  • The child and adolescent protective work
  • The French multidisciplinary work with indoor and outdoor persons who deal with the child (parents, family, school, local team, social workers…)

City: Amiens

Hospital: Centre Hospitalier Philippe Pinel

Unit: Unité d’hospitalisation pour Adolescents Henri Ey

Adress:

Route de Paris

80044 Amiens

France

Tél: 03 22 53 46 46.

Website : www.ch-pinel.fr/

  1. Child and Adolescent Counselling Center and Occupational Therapy (Amiens)

Pr Guilé

Description:

  • It’s the center of counselling for children and adolescents.

The team has child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers…

  • The Occupational Therapy center (CATTP) received adolescents for group activities 2 or 3h last. The team has a Child and Adolescent Pyschiatrist, and educators.

You’ll learn about:

  • Child and Adolescent psychiatry from the early childhood to 17 years old
  • Anxiety Disorders, Phobia Disorders, Mood Disorders, Behavioural Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Child Psychotic Spectrum Disorders…
  • Child and adolescent protective work
  • The French multidisciplinary work with indoor and outdoor persons who deal with the child (parents, family, school, local team, social workers…)

City: Amiens

Hospital: outdoors unit linked to the Centre Hospitalier Philippe Pinel

Unit: Centre Médico-Psychologique Nord Enfants et Adolescents / Centre d’Accueil Thérapeutique à Temps Partiel Adolescents (CATTP)

Adress:

2 bis place au Feurre

80 000 Amiens

France

Tél: 22.91.11.22

Website: www.ch-pinel.fr/

  1. Child Day Hospitalisation (Amiens)                                                                                                                                      

Dr. Pérot

Description:

It’s a day hospitalisation unit for children from 5 to 12 years old with Autism Spectrum Disorders. It’s organised as group activities, considering each child difficulties that must be worked. Parents are often met in consultation or in “parents-child working group”.

Team: Child and Adolescent psychiatrist, registrars, nurses, educators.

City: Amiens

Hospital: outdoors unit linked to the Centre Hospitalier Philippe Pinel

Unit: Hôpital de jour « La Marelle » (Secteur Nord)                                                                                

Adress:

18 bd Carnot

000 Amiens

France

Tél: 03.22.91.59.06

Website: www.ch-pinel.fr/

 

Lyon

Resistant psychiatric diseases

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Hospital: Centre Hospitalier Le Vinatier

Unit: University departement of resistant psychiatric diseases (69Z19)

Department Head: Dr. Frédéric HAESEBAERT frederic.haesebaert@ch-le-vinatier.fr

Adress: 95 Boulevard Pinel 69500 Bron

Official website: http://www.ch-le-vinatier.fr/
Have a look at the historical context ! : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre_hospitalier_Le_Vinatier

DESCRIPTION :

The university departement of resistant psychiatric diseases contains a 3-beds unit dedicated to polysomnography and sleep disorders (unité Jouvet), a 14-beds hospitalization unit (unité Deniker) and a unit dedicated to neuromodulation : ECT, rTMS and tDCS (unité Cerletti).

During the internship, the trainee will take part in the diagnosis, treatment and care of resistant depressions and other resistant psychiatric disorders (in particular resistant hallucinations). The trainee will be mainly active on the hospitalization and neuromodulation units but also may attend sleep medicine consultations. He will have an easier access to the neuromodulation techniques (ECT, rTMS, tDCS) which includes the opportunity to recieve a training to understand and handle these techniques. The trainee will also be able to attend the diagnosis consultations and tertiary & expert care consultations, targeted to resistant psychiatric diseases.

Le service universitaire des pathologies résistantes contient une unité de sommeil avec 3 lits d’enregistrement de polysomnographie (unité Jouvet), une unité de 14 lits d’hospitalisation (unité Deniker) et une unité de neuromodulation (unité Cerletti). L’interne participera essentiellement aux activités en lien avec le diagnostic et la prise en charge des dépression résistantes mais aussi d’autres situations résistantes en psychiatrie (hallucinations résistantes notamment). Il sera principalement positionné sur l’unité de neuromodulation et l’unité d’hospitalisation mais pourra aussi accéder aux consultations d’hypnologie.

Lors du stage, l’accès aux techniques de neuromodulation (ECT, rTMS, tDCS) sera également facilité et l’interne aura l’opportunité d’avoir une formation pour l’ensemble de ces techniques.

Il pourra également participer aux consultations d’aide au diagnostic et aux consultations de soins tertiaires ciblées sur les pathologies résistantes.

Useful websites : Lyon official website, TCL (Public transports)

Length:

2 to 4 weeks

Periods available:

All year long.

Requirements:

  • Language level required : very good French understanding (English speaking supervisor available)
  • Other: internship agreement (provided by the programme, to be returned signed by the trainee before arrival) + letter of agreement from the trainee’s head of department.

Travel information

  • VISA needed: Check with your embassy
  • Travel and health insurance needed:
    Yes, you should check with the competent authority in your own country

Accommodation

  • With host:
    In Grenoble : Yes, at the local coordinator’s place, for 15 days if needed.
    In Paris: No, finding a place to stay before arrival is highly recommended.

Contact

National coordinator: 

Esther Aymard

esther.aymard@orange.fr

Local coordinators:

Paris: Wayne GUILLAUME

wayne

wayne.guillaume@hotmail.fr

Amiens: Julia Simmonds
Julia Simmonds

ju-1969@hotmail.fr

Grenoble: Mircea Radu

National trainees associations coordinator | Dr. Mircea Radu | France | nta.coordinator.gm@efpt.eu

mircea_cristian_radu@yahoo.fr

Lyon: Hugo Turbé

National/ local trainee organisation website:
National organisation: http://www.affep.fr/
EPFT delegate in France: efpt@affep.fr
Paris local organisation: http://www.parispsychiatrie.fr/
Lyon local organisation:  http://la-clip.org/