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Patrick Casement

Patrick Casement obtained his degree at Cambridge University, in anthropology and theology. He then trained to become a social worker, subsequently becoming an analytical psychotherapist and then a psychoanalyst and training analyst with British Psychoanalytical Society. His first book On Learning from the Patient (1985) became an international best seller in the field of psychoanalysis. A later book, Learning from Our Mistakes (2002), was awarded a Gradiva Award in America for its contribution to psychoanalysis. His last book Learning from Life: becoming a psychoanalyst (2006) is partly autobiographical - an unusual step for an analyst but one he felt able to take since retiring.


Past and present Confer events
My Most Remarkable Session
Saturday 14 January 2017

The Self-Disclosure Dilemma
Saturday 5 November 2016


Interpretation or Intersubjective Communication?
Saturday 19 March 2016

Learning from Life
Saturday 20 April 2013

Learning from Life
Saturday 27 February 2010

Live Supervision
Friday 6 February 2009

Beyond Interpretation
Saturday 5 July 2008






Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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