Susie Orbach

Susie Orbach

Biography

Susie Orbach is a psychotherapist and writer. With Luise Eichenbaum, Orbach created the Women’s Therapy Centre in 1976 and the Women’s Therapy Centre Institute, a training institute in New York, in 1981. She has been a consultant for The World Bank and the NHS. Her ground-breaking first book, Fat is a Feminist Issue (London: Paddington Press, 1978), remains one of the most widely read texts of the British women's liberation movement. She has reshaped psychoanalytic thinking by insisting on a gendered understanding of human development. She is convenor of Endangered Bodies, which challenges contemporary culture that promotes negative body image.

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