Event: Public Lecture: “Fat; Thin and Body Politics”. Presented by the Irish Analytical Psychology Association.
Date: Friday 18th May 2007.
Venue: The Emmett Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin
About The Speaker:
Susie Orbach is a psychotherapist 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, and with Louise Eichenbaum Understanding Women, Between Women and What do Women Want. The Impossibility of Sex is a series of imagined tales from therapy told from the psychotherapist’s point of view.
She is a founder member of ANTIDOTE (working for emotional literacy) and Psychotherapists for Social Responsibility. She is also convenor of ANYBODY (working on body diversity) and a board member of The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Susie is currently a Visiting Professor at the LSE and has been a consultant to the World Bank, the NHS and Unilever. She has a clinical practice and works with both individuals and couples.