Professor Susi Orbach's has a Ph.D from the psychoanalysis unit at UCL, an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Stony Brook University in New York, is a Doctor of the University of Essex and is currently a Visiting Professor at the LSE.
As a psychotherapist and writer, her interests have centred on psychoanalysis, gender, countertransference and the body, psychoanalysis and the public sphere, the construction of femininity and emotional literacy. Her first book Fat is a Feminist Issue was followed by three books on eating problems, Fat is a Feminist Issue 2, Hunger Strike and the recent On Eating. She has also written three books on women¹s psychology with Luise Eichenbaum, and two collections of Guardian columns called What¹s Really Going on Here and Towards Emotional Literacy. The Impossibility of Sex, is a series of imagined tales from therapy told from the psychotherapists point of view.
In 1976 she co-founded The Women¹s Therapy Centre and in 1981 The Women¹s Therapy Centre Institute, a training institute in New York. She is a founding member of ANTIDOTE (working for emotional literacy) and Psychotherapists for Social Responsibility. She is a convenor of ANYBODY (working on body diversity) and also of the London grouping of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy whose Board she sits on. She has been a consultant to the World Bank and the NHS. She has just published a global study on Beauty with Dove where she works as a consultant reconstructing their advertising to women.
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Professor Orbach will be in Toronto to present a day with the TICP September 10, 2005.