The W.R. Bion Tradition

1st Edition

Howard L. Levine, Giuseppe Civitarese

Published November 4, 2015
Reference - 538 Pages
ISBN 9781782200369 - CAT# K378155
Series: The Lines of Development

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Table of Contents

Series Editors’ Foreword -- Editors’ Preface -- Personal, Historical -- Impressions of my analysis with Dr. Bion -- A long meeting with Bion -- Non-analytic influences on the psychoanalytic theorizing of Wilfred Bion -- W. R. Bion: his cultural, national, and historical background, and its impact on his thinking -- “I shall be blown to bits”: towards Bion’s theory of catastrophic trauma -- Previously Unpublished Supervisions -- Supervision A34 -- Commentary on supervision A34 -- Supervision D14 -- Commentary on supervision D14: a language for the job -- Supervision A42 -- Commentary on supervision A42 -- Clinical/Theoretical: One -- Turbulence and growth: an encounter between Ismalia and Isaura -- Mental states and emotional relations in the analytic setting: implications for therapeutic work -- The function of evocation in the working-through of the countertransference: projective identification, reverie, and the expressive function of the mind—Reflections inspired by Bion’s work -- The truth object: growing the god within -- Making contact with psychotic and autistic phenomena: container/contained and autistic transformations -- Clinical/Theoretical: Two -- Changes in technique and in the theory of technique in a post-Bion field model -- Containing systems in the analytic field -- The hat on top of the volcano: Bion’s ‘O’ and the body-mind relationship -- Bridging the gap: from soma-psychosis to psychosomatics -- A Note and a Short Story -- Flying thoughts in search of a nest: a tribute to W. R. Bion -- A Clinical Exchange -- A silent war: dreading recovery -- Dreaming into being -- St. Sulpice -- Sense, Myth, and Passion -- Sense, sensible, sense-able: the bodily but immaterial dimension of psychoanalytic elements -- Myth, dream, and meaning: reflections on a comment by Bion -- Passion -- Late Papers and Basic Concepts -- “Notes on memory and desire”: implications for working through -- On Bion’s text “Emotional turbulence”: a focus on experience and the unknown -- On “Making the best of a bad job” -- Reflections on “Caesura” (1977) -- Evidence -- Is the concept of O necessary for psychoanalysis? -- Groups -- Affect, reverie, mourning, and Bion’s theory of groups in our time -- Containing primitive emotional states: approaching Bion’s later perspectives on groups -- Bion and the large group -- The influence of Bion on my research -- Aesthetics -- Using art for the understanding of psychoanalysis and using Bion for the understanding of contemporary art -- The buried harbor of dreaming: psychoanalysis and literature—towards a Bionian, non-archaeological approach -- Communicating pictures: aesthetic aspects as a developmental tool for the container-contained interaction


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