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New Approaches to Working with Bodies Today

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Saturday, 25 November 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00

New Approaches to Working with Bodies Today

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New Approaches to Working with Bodies Today

A one day seminar with Susie Orbach

London, 25 November 2017

10.00 am – 4.00 pm

As practising therapists and counsellors, we witness the impact of calls for bodily transformations, enhancements and ‘perfectibility’ in the consulting room. Our clients may not be consulting us on body troubles, but whatever their emotional predicaments and conflicts, concern for the body is nearly always folded into them. At this intellectually stimulating and practical seminar, Susie Orbach explores our challenges as therapists in a culture where the individual is deemed accountable for his or her body and judged by it. She contends that the body itself has grown as complicated a place as sexuality was for Freud. It too is shaped and misshaped by our earliest encounters with parents and carers, who also contain in themselves the representations of culture, with its multitude of injunctions about how the body should appear and be attended to. Relying on a psychoanalytic and developmental approach and drawing on findings from the labs of neuro-psychoanalysts and neuro-psychologists, Susie looks closely at the implications for our therapeutic interactions and explains starting points for a theory of body development which are just as compelling as our existing theories of the mind.  

About the speaker

Susie Orbach first wrote about the body in Fat is a Feminist Issue in 1978 bringing the issues of compulsive eating and body troubles to a wide audience.  Despite writing books on many other topics, she’s returned to the theme of the body many times. In 1986, she published Hunger Strike, in 2002 she published On Eating and in 2009 the award winning Bodies in The Great Ideas series. She has written many professional papers and popular articles on the topic and been the Keynote Speaker at Government conferences in Australia, Austria, Germany and the UK. She is author of a recent Government paper Two for the Price of One and an expanded version of her new publication In Therapy is being released in 2018.

She sits on The Government’s expert panel on Body Confidence and gave testimony to the APPG Inquiry in 2013. Together with her colleagues in New York, Susie has developed the BODI – Body Observational Diagnostic Interview – an instrument that enables therapists understand the issues of embodiment more deeply. Susie sees clients for individual and couple therapy and has been an advisor to the NHS, The World Bank and Unilever.

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Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre
Kings College London
WC2R 2LS Strand Campus, King’s Building
United Kingdom

Saturday, 25 November 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00


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nscience is an independent organisation that seeks to explore the interdisciplinary richness of mental health disciplines. Through a series of seminars, workshops and conferences that are conducted throughout the year, we aim to present the latest advances in theory and research to practitioners; with a view to furthering their continuing professional development.

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