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Honorary Members

Patrick Casement Honorary Fellow

After reading Anthropology and Theology, Patrick worked as a probation officer and then as a family caseworker (in the East End). He subsequently trained as a psychotherapist and later as a psychoanalyst and is a well known speaker and presenter. His first two books - On Learning from the Patient (1985) and Further Learning from the Patient (1991) - have been selected by Routledge to launch their new series, "Classics in Mental Health". His third book, Learning from our Mistakes (2002) received a Gradiva award in the US for its contribution to Psychoanalysis. His last book, Learning from Life (2006), was written after he retired and is partly autobiographical. Patrick has recently survived an aggressive cancer and approaches each day with a renewed passion for life.

Rich Hycner Honorary Fellow

Rich is the author of Between Person and Person: Toward a Dialogical Psychotherapy (1993, Gestalt Journal Press) and the co-author with Lynne Jacobs of The Healing Relationship in Gestalt Therapy (1995, Gestalt Journal Press). He and Lynne are currently editing a new book Relational Approaches in Gestalt Therapy due to be published in February 2010. Rich has been a psychotherapist for thirty five years and is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in California. He and Lynne are described by Erving and Miriam Polster as belonging to the third generation of Gestalt therapists - bringing richness, clarification and thoughtful perspective to the continuing renewal of Gestalt therapy.

Professor Michael Jacobs Honorary Fellow

Michael Jacobs is visiting professor at Bournemouth University and the University of Leeds. His experiences of client work and developing skills as a supervisor have contributed to his many publications and a series of edited books. His publications include In Search of a Therapist, and Core Concepts in Therapy (Open University Press), The Presenting Past, now in its fourth edition, and Psychodynamic Counselling in Action (Sage), also in a fourth edition. More recently he has published in the UKCP series with Karnac Shakespeare on the Couch and Our Desire of Unrest. He has conducted workshops and lectured all over England. Now retired, with a small private practice, his interests lie in the interface between psychoanalysis and the arts, running an annual course Film on the Couch in his home town.

Donna Orange Honorary Fellow

Donna M. Orange holds two doctorates: one in Philosophy from Fordham University and the other in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University. A faculty member of the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity and a supervisor at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, she maintains a private practice in New Jersey.

Bob Stolorow Honorary Fellow

Robert D. Stolorow is one of the original members of the International Council for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, the group which evolved over 25 years from one begun by Heinz Kohut in 1980 and named by him the "Self Psychology Publications Committee". The 1995 recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Award (given by the Division of Psychoanalysis [Division 39] of the American Psychological Association), Dr. Stolorow has been a sought-after presenter, teacher, and supervisor on the national and international scene since the inception of his career. He is a founding faculty member and a training and supervising analyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles and a founding faculty member and supervising analyst at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity in New York City.