Leo van Biene graduated with an MBBS with honours from the University of New South Wales.
While undertaking psychiatric training in Boston, he developed an interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy, and undertook an advanced training as an “Adam’s House” Fellow in this field.
He subsequently held clinical appointments at Boston and Harvard Universities. After his return to Australia, he became a member of the teaching faculty for the University of Sydney’s Masters of Medicine in Psychotherapy at Westmead Hospital, where he served for almost 20 years.
He has been an active member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists, serving as its President and for many years as member of its teaching faculty.
He has taught and supervised throughout Australasia and has presented at conferences in Australia, the United State, Europe and Asia. He had been in private practice for over 35 years.
ANZAP 29th Annual Conference – Sydney
“Tracing the trajectory of relational transformations – a case presentation and discussion”
The Jung Society – Canberra
“The Use and Limits of Adaptation – a Family Story”
Westmead Psychotherapy Program for Complex Traumatic Stress. Grand Rounds.
Institute of Psychiatry, Cumberland Hospital
“The Vicissitudes of Self: A Case Presentation.”
Annual Meeting of the American Association for the
Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry .
New York City USA
“Processes of Clinical Reasoning: The Organization of Clinical Data in an Intersubjective Space.”
2nd International Congress on Borderline Personality
Disorders – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Symposium – Restoration of the Self in Personality Disorder
Co-presenter “The Hierarchy of Engagement and the Borderline Disorder”
RANZCP – Section of Psychotherapy
“Psychogenic Voice Disorder – A View Through the Lens of Self”
Psychotherapy Grand Rounds – Westmead Hospital
“Self Reflection: The heart of the clinical process”
The 5th World Congress for Psychotherapy
Symposium on The Conversational Model
Co-Presenter “The Hierarchy of Engagement”
International Association of Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IARPP)
Trauma Special Interest Group Steering Committee, Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Member of The Australian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ASTSS)
Member of The New South Wales Institute of Psychotherapy (NSWIPP)
Member of The Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (ANZAP)
Fellow of The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). Member of the Psychotherapy Section
Diplomate of The American Board of Psychiatrists and Neurologists (ABPN)
Papers Hierarchy of Engagement in Self in Conversation
Authors: Philip Graham & Leo van Biene
Publisher: ANZAP 2007 pp 177-196
Psychogenic Voice Disorder: a view through
the lens of Self.
Authors: Margaret Jacobs & Leo van Biene
European J. for Person Cantered Healthcare 2015
Vol 3 Issue 2 pp206-214
I Dont Have to Hide.
Author Leo van Biene
Community Mental Health Journal
Summer 1985 Vol.20 Issue 2.pp 163-164
The ANZAP Bulletin, Autumn 2009
Vol. 19 No1. Pp23-24