Life Space Intervention Course by Eurocides – France

with No Comments

Oktober 2018 – Eurocides, France

Since 2016 Eurocides has been offering LSCI training in the French language to public and private educational centres and organisations involved in delivering services for sentenced minors. Following this success a training session was announced on the LSCI method specifically for professionals working in penitentiary establishments and/or services in the English language.

LSCI – 1st Training session in English in Bordeaux (FR) – Sept. 2018

This training session, the very first one in English, took place between 10 and 14 September 2018 in Bordeaux (France). A group of officers and therapists working in prisons in Cyprus and Malta participated in this training programme and were awarded an LSCI certificate as well as a recognized EUROPASS mobility certification.


The participants had the opportunity to learn a new method of positive pedagogical construction, while exchanging good practices and experiences. Moreover, in their free time they explored Bordeaux, enjoying the history and art which this city is famous for and enriching their cultural knowledge of this UNESCO heritage site. All this made this week a successful and memorable experience.


LSCI – Back to Malta the 2 trainees teach their colleagues – Sept. 2018

Some participants of the course:

– My opinion about Life Space Crisis Intervention is that it is a very useful and excellent technique if you manage to use it not only at work but also in the whole of your life. Life time is running very quickly. Generally, to control the workpressure sometimes you have to be very calm to solve all the situations and if you manage to use LSCI it will be very perfect to avoid crisis situations and will be helpful for everybody (Constantinos KOKKINIS, prison warden from Cyprus)

– The LSCI Training added greatly to our repertoire of techniques, providing us with new tools to deal with frequently-occurring crises with clients. Professionally it has served to fill an existing gap in our knowledge, in dealing with clients whose behaviour escalates a crisis situation and what was previously treated only as such. We are now able to further develop a crisis situation into a positive learning outcome for the client – thus greatly decreasing the possibility of its reoccurrence – by bringing awareness and alternative behaviour training to the client. I would highly recommend LSCI training to anybody working with both youths and adults in closed and small community settings. (Gail DEBONO, psychology assistant, Correctional Services Division, Psychological Services, Prison of Malta) 

The LSCI training has proven to be inspirational for our correctional officers and professional staff who were present in Bordeaux. Moreover, from what I have witnessed during the dissemination of the training, officers as well as psychologists, care plan coordinators and social workers could identify with the situations presented and were receptive to the techniques applied through knowledge of LSCI. Feedback gathered from the participants of the dissemination sessions was positive and encouraging for our Department to engage in similar future initiatives. (Mariella CAMILLERI, assistant director, Correctional Services Division, Prison of Malta) 


Eurocides organises another LSCI course in September 2019. If you wish to register, we advise you to obtain an ERASMUS+ Mobility file and apply for a European grant which could cover all of the costs. Deadline for submitting a grant application: January 15, 2019 (allowing a two-week period for organisations to obtain the required signatures from legal representatives).

To contact Eurocides: / Tel +33 6 11 72 92 54