Charles Ashbach, Ph.D. obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Joseph’s University. He obtained his master’s and doctoral degrees from Temple University and completed a post-doctoral training from the Washington School of Psychiatry. For over 35 years Dr. Ashbach has been on a psychotherapy journey spanning a wide spectrum of theoretical orientations, leading him ever deeper into the study, treatment and mysteries of the mind.
Dr. Ashbach is co-author of the book Object Relations, the Self and the Group, a study of group dynamics in light of internal objects and narcissism. He is the author of numerous articles and publications.
He is chair of the Philadelphia chapter of the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI), and founding faculty member of the national IPI system.
He has been active in teaching and training therapists throughout the United States and Europe for many years and has sought to bring a more dynamic, creative and imaginative approach to the difficulties involved in becoming an alive co-traveler in the therapeutic enterprise.
He is currently working on a book: Suffering and Sacrifice in the Clinical Encounter.