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Fontaine Pierre

Born in 1924. Prof. Emeritus of Child & Family Psychiatry, Faculty of Psychology, Cath. Univ. of Louvain. (Belgium).
Psychodramatist trained by Anne Ancelin Schützenberger since 1958 and later also by Dean and Doreen Elefthery (1967). Founded in 1963 and directed till 1993, the psychodrama training school La Verveine Brussels, now directed by Chantal Nève. My specialities: psychodrama training and psychodrama with persons with a motor or mental handicap.
Was co-chair of the VI. International Psychodrama Conference in Amsterdam (1971) and during years member of the IAGP Board of Directors.

Was at the start of FEPTO in 1993 and at its foundation in Leuven in 1996. Vice-president and chair of the Training Committee 2000 – 2008.
Main recent PD publications: P. Fontaine (Ed) Psychodrama Training. A European View (2d Ed. 2001). Preparing as editor Psychodrama; Studies and Applications (2008)

Other activities: poverty and especially collaborative research with poor persons. Publications (Editor) La connaissance des pauvres (1996)
I founded and was during years in charge of a Clinical department of child and family psychiatry at my university and of the training of child psychiatrists. My theoretical orientation is mostly Systemic.

I am married with Dorothee, who was also a psychodramatist working in psychiatric hospital and my co-trainer at La Verveine.


FEPTO Conference

17th FEPTO Conference:
From External Violence to Internal Shadow: When Psychodrama Helps To
Confront Reality

5th to 7th of May, 2023
Liege, Belgium

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Annual Meeting

29th FEPTO AM:
Spontaneity and Creativity in the Transforming World
30 years of FEPTO and beyond

7th to 11th of May, 2023
Liege, Belgium

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