Seminar Leader: C. Saruk MD FRCP(C) DABPN
These five seminars expand on the theoretical and clinical concepts of Wilfred Bion introduced in year Two. These seminars provide an outline of some of Bion’s main theoretical and clinical concepts both as extensions and modifications of Freud’s and Klein’s ideas. This course will address the group psychology developed by Bion (1959) and survey the development of Bion’s thought especially its relevance for clinical work and understanding of serious psychopathology. We will also discuss his unique terminology for internal psychological experiences and the integration of his ideas in some current analytic approaches.
- To survey the development of Bion’s thought especially its relevance for clinical work and the understanding of serious psychopathology: i.e., (1.2) Integrate Bion’s theory of group psychology(1.2) Integrate knowledge of how human problems develop, from the viewpoint of the therapist’s theoretical orientation; (1.2) Integrate an understanding of Bion’s position on analytic listening and interpretation (1.2) Integrate a theory of change consistent with the therapists’ theoretical orientation; (1.2) Integrate knowledge of the impact of trauma on psychological functioning; and (1.3) Integrate knowledge of psychopathology.
Lopez-Corvo, R. (2003). Introduction. In The Dictionary of The Work of W. R. Bion (pp. 1-17). London: Karnac (2014).
Bion, W.R. (1961). Review section. In Experiences in Groups and Other Papers – The Complete Works of W.R. Bion Volume 4 (pp. 205-245). London: Karnac (2014).
Aguayo, J. (2016). Filling in Freud and Klein’s map of psychotic states of mind: Wilfred Bion’s reading of On Freud’s “Formulations regarding two principles in mental functioning” (pp. 19-35). G. Legorreta and L. J. Brown (Eds.) London: Karnac.
Lopez-Corvo, R. (2013). Introduction to Bion’s Psychoanalysis (provided).
Bion, W.R. (1957). Differentiation of the psychotic from the non-psychotic personalities. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 38, 266-275.
Symington, J. & Symington, N. (1996). Chapters 1-10: The Clinical Thinking of Wilfred Bion. London: Routledge.
Bion, W.R. (1958). On Arrogance. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 39, 144-146. (PEPWEB)
Bion, W. R. (1959). Attacks on linking. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 40, 308-315. (PEPWEB)
Lopez-Corvo, R. (2006). Chapter 10: Interpreting or translating the unconscious. In Wild Thoughts Searching for a Thinker: A Clinical Application of W.R. Bion’s Theories (pp. 137-151). London: Karnac
Lopez-Corvo, R. (2014). Chapter 11: Pre-conceptual traumas: inflicted by chance and repeated by compulsion. In Traumatized and Non-Traumatized States of the Personality. (pp. 157-173). London: Karnac.
Bion, W.R. (1967). Notes on memory and desire. In The Complete Works of W.R. Bion Vol. 6 (pp. 205-207). London: Karnac (2014).
Aguayo, J. (2014). Bion’s notes on memory and desire – its initial clinical reception in the United States: a note on archival material. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 95, 889-910.
Symington, J. & Symington, N. (1996). Chapters 11-15. In The Clinical Thinking of Wilfred Bion. London: Routledge
Bion, W.R. (1962). The psycho-analytic study of thinking. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 43, 306-310