Patrick Casement

Patrick CasementPatrick Casement is a retired analytic psychotherapist, psychoanalyst and training analyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society.

He is the author of a number of seminal texts that have become required reading on many counselling and psychotherapy training courses. His first book On Learning from the Patient (1985) was an international best seller and introduced the concept of the ‘internal supervisor. A later book Learning from Our Mistakes (2002), was awarded a Gradiva Award in America for its contribution to psychoanalysis.

His last book, written in retirement, Learning from Life: becoming a psychoanalyst (2006) is partly autobiographical and addresses the connections between personal and life experience and the calling of a clinical career.

Patrick Casement’s Bookshop


On Learning From the Patient

On Learning From our Mistakes

On Learning From Life

Past events with Patrick Casement

Perspectives on Interpretation: What makes a good intervention in therapy?


Testimonials from Patrick Casement’s Training

“I have experienced a degree of learning I was not expecting”

“What a day – I’ll never forget it”

“Engaging – reassuring – educational and exciting. Very moving account from Patrick.”


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