Elsa Forner

Elsa Forner

Participant 2015-2016

I'm a PHD candidate in social sciences at the EHESS in Paris. Previously, I graduated with MA degrees in social sciences, political sciences and literature. My dissertation research deals with the rise of cognitive and behavioural therapy (CBT) in France, especially through a professional lens such as psychiatrists and psychologists. Through ethnography, I'm interested in what matters in their everyday work with patients and understanding, beyond the political controversy between CBT and concurrent knowledge such as psychoanalysis, to what extend CBT is framing a new division of labor in medical institutions.