Psychological Help for Entrepreneurs Suffering from Acute Psychological Difficulties

Agenda APESA

  • FRIDAY 24/05/2019
    • Présentation du dispositif Apesa à la Cour d’Appel de Reims

    • Présentation du dispositif Apesa au TC de Reims

  • TUESDAY 28/05/2019
    • Présentation du dispositif Apesa au Rotary Club de Saintes

  • WEDNESDAY 29/05/2019
    • Assemblée générale constitutive de l’association APESA Yvelines

  • THURSDAY 06/06/2019
    • Présentation du dispositif Apesa dans le cadre du Comité aquitain d’histoire de la Sécurité sociale (CAHSS) sur la protection sociale des travailleurs indépendants

  • SATURDAY 15/06/2019
    • Présentation du dispositif Apesa lors du colloque “JUSTICE et EMOTION” organisé les 14 et 15 juin à la Rochelle par l’Ecole du Centre Ouest des avocats

  • FRIDAY 28/06/2019
    • Présentation du dispositif Apesa lors de la Journée annuelle des CIP Territoriaux dans les locaux de la CCI de Paris (2 Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris).

  • FRIDAY 27/09/2019
    • Participation d’APESA France aux 51èmes journées du GEPS, qui se dérouleront à Brest, du 25 au 27 septembre 2019, sur le thème ” La prévention du suicide : entre souci de soi et souci de l’autre”.



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The founders of APESA concept, Jean-Luc DOUILLARD, clinical psychologist and Marc BINNIÉ, associate clerk of the Commercial Court of Saintes (France), started from a simple observation: the poor financial health of a company often also affects psychological health of many entrepreneurs, being small or big, who are investing not only capital but their own life in their company.

The severe psychological distress that sometimes results from failures and expresses itself during hearings, in meetings with practitioners of insolvency or with advisors, was widely left until now untold.

However, know the law and apply it strictly does not impose to ignore the suffering.

Thanks to a proper training, it is possible without distorting its own function and without becoming at all oneself a psychologist, with the agreement of the concerned person, to become quite simply, first a sentry then a whistleblower to switch efficiency a relay to specialized psychologists who will take care of the “inaudible and unspeakable” suffering of some defeated entrepreneurs.

To this end, APESA associations, combining the sustainability of a national platform and the closeness of a local area network, support them so that the failure is only the first step of a personal or professional recovery.

Today, more than forty Commercial Courts have already expressed their intention to implement APESA services, while consular chambers, accountants and professional organizations are joining this movement.