Patrick 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.