Doctor of Medicine, University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France, 1972.
Resident in psychiatry University Hospital of St. Etienne, 1970—1975, medical assistant in adult psychiatry, 1975—1978, head department child psychiatry, since 1979. Associate professor child psychopathology University Lyon, 1992—2003.
Member Interministerial of child Protection, 2002—2003. Member of European Network of Clinical Research About Child Protection (founder), French Society Child Psychiatry.
Married Genevieve Netter, May 21, 1988. 2 children.