Philippe
Gutton
Psychiatrist and Chairman of Old’Up

A doctor, psychiatrist and psychanalyst, Philippe Gutton is also a lecturer at Paris VII University, where he headed the Clinical Human Sciences training and research unit for many years. He is part of the “first generation to live and experience long-lasting ageing” as emphasised by the members of Old’Up, an organisation he has chaired since March 2016. In this capacity, he provides his significant input on ageing well to dispel preconceived ideas about ageing.

 In 1983, Philippe Gutton launched the journal Adolescence, essentially aimed at psychoanalysts, psychologists and academics, which he directed up until 2014. He is a youth specialist and head of the School for Parents, and is equally at ease in the role of legal expert in court cases of juvenile delinquency, as he is in steering teenagers through rocky times. In 2016, he was appointed Chairperson of Old’Up, which sets out to“make the in creasing life expectancy purposeful and useful”.

Bibliography: 

  • "L'art de vieillir : Etre soi... toujours", éditions In press - 2018
  • "Quand l'adolescent s'engage : Radicalité et construction de soi", éditions In press 2017
  •  "Vieux et debout !" éditions In press, 2017