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Stora, J.B. (2013). France: La Société de Psychosomatique Intégrative (SPI), La Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris—Psychoanalysis, Medicine, and Neurosciences. Neuropsychoanalysis, 15(1):110.

(2013). Neuropsychoanalysis, 15(1):110

France: La Société de Psychosomatique Intégrative (SPI), La Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris—Psychoanalysis, Medicine, and Neurosciences

Jean Benjamin Stora

Three main events were held during 2012. In February, a study day focused on the use in psychotherapy of body relaxation as a preliminary to psychosomatic psychotherapies. For some patients with serious difficulties in mentalizing, it is recommended to build up a self psychic image using body therapies; starting with the body helps to construct a mental apparatus and strengthen defenses. Dr. Myriam Brun-Valicon, SPI vice-chair, Dr. Pierre Bonnardot, vice-chair of the French Society of Psychosomatic Medicine, and Eric Hadjeri and Thierry Villac, psychotherapists, gave presentations that are now available on the SPI websites:



On 31 March, the study day was devoted to the role of pain in the psychosomatic equilibrium of somatic patients. Jean Benjamin Stora (Chairman of the SPI, Endocrinology Service) gave a presentation on the role of pain, illustrated by case material; Dr. F. Tafforeau and Dr. Joseph Lore spoke on the neurophysiology and clinical approaches to pain; and psychotherapist Nadine Henri gave a presentation on the incidence of pathological mourning in chronic pain.

Finally, every year SPI organizes a symposium on integrative psychosomatics with a medical service. This year, Prof. Patrice Debré, Head of the Department of Immunology Ap-Hp, unité Inserm UMR-S 945, gave a presentation entitled “From Passive Defense to the Targeted Attack: The Comparative Evolution of Immunology.

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