Introduction to Bion - 10 seminars over 10 months
An introduction to the work of W.R. BION
10 seminars with Simon Good UKCP, BPC. Simon graduated from the Guild of Psychotherapists in 1994. He has extensive experience in training and is at present, supervising students on the Guild Supervision course.
Counts as 15 hours CPD.
Psychoanalysis seen through the Bion’s eyes is a radical departure from all conceptualisations which preceded him. We have not the slightest hesitation in saying that he is the deepest thinker within psychoanalysis - and this statement does not exclude Freud. (Symington and Symington, 1996,p. xii)
This series of seminars/discussions will focus on some of the main concepts to be found in Bion’s writings. Bion brought a piercing light into classical analytic theory and technique. He believed that the therapist is in a never ending ‘process of becoming’ authentic. The aim of the seminars is for the therapist to find a personal recognition of the thinking of Bion and apply this to their clinical work. The main focus will be on Bion’s understanding of thinking (Grid) and how with the controversial notion of ‘O’ creates within the therapist an authentic drive towards ‘Truth’ (Grotstein).
The seminars run one Saturday per month:
- October 13th
- November 3rd
- December 8th
- January 12th
- February 9th
- March 9th
- April 13th
- May 18th
- June 15th
- July 13th
There are two seminars each Saturday you may choose which time suits you: Either 1pm to 2.30pm or 2.45pm to 4.15pm. There is a maximum of 14 per group.
Venue: Guild of Psychotherapists. 47 Nelson Square, Blackfriars Rd. London SE1 0QA. Room 1A (3 mins from Southwark Tube).
£250 for members of the public and registered Guild members; £200 for Trainees, free photo copies included in cost.
To book: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 020 7401 3260.
Payment in full is needed to reserve a place. Please state which time is required.
About Simon Good
Simon Good is director of training at Enfield Counselling Service.
Graduated from the Guild of Psychotherapists in 1994. He has extensive experience in training and is at present supervising students on the Guild Supervision course.