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Dr Susie Orbach

Susie Orbach is a psychoanalyst and writer. She co-founded The Women's Therapy Centre in 1976 and The Women's Therapy Centre Institute, a training institute, in New York in 1981. Her books include Fat is a Feminist Issue, Hunger Strike, On Eating, What's Really Going on here?, Towards Emotional Literacy, The Impossibility of Sex and Bodies. Her latest book In Therapy: The Unfolding Story is an expanded edition of In Therapy (an annotated version of the highly regarded BBC Radio 4 series of the same name which drew 2 million listeners live). She has a clinical practice seeing individuals and couples and is a member of the Balint Consultancy.

In 2017 she was the recipient of the first Lifetime Achievement Award given by the British Psychoanalytic Council.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and starts a year as Academic Visitor at Hertford College Oxford in September 2019.

She is convenor of Any Body

Past and present Confer events
Embodied Approaches to Psychotherapy
Online module

Disordered Eating
Saturday 30 November 2019

The Future in the Consulting Room
Saturday 27 July 2019

Confer's 20th Anniversary Conference!
Saturday 24 November 2018

Women on the Couch
Saturday 16 June 2018

Psychotherapy is a Cultural Issue
Saturday 22 April 2017

Practising Relational Psychoanalysis - A Seminar Exploring Core Themes in Contemporary Psychotherapy
Saturday 28 April 2012

The Psychotherapeutic Challenge Of Understanding And Working With Intimacy - A Multi-Disciplinary Conference
19 & 20 June 2009

Susie Orbach - Three Papers for Discussion
28 February 2009

The Practitioner's Body
Friday 4 & Saturday 5 April 2008

The Psychotherapeutic Challenge of Working with Envy New Theory and Clinical Work Explored
8 December 2008

Live Supervision
28 January to 18 March 2010

Psychotherapeutic Work with Structures and Disorders of the Self
Wednesday 14 April - Wednesday 14 July 2010

Book of the Month
Brett Kahr's Top Ten Psychotherapy Books - 2018
Professor Brett Kahr certainly knows something about the art of authoring books. Over the years he has written or edited twelve volumes, and has served as series editor of some fifty further titles. Earlier this year, he published New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy: Exploring the Work of Estela V. Welldon (Karnac Books, 2018)... More >>
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...