The Clinical Thinking of Wilfred Bion

In this major contribution to the series Makers of Modern Psychotherapy, Joan and Neville Symington concentrate on understanding Bion's concepts in relation to clinical practice, but their book is also accessible to the educated reader who ...

The Clinical Thinking of Wilfred Bion

Author: Joan Symington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134870906

Page: 216

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Winner of the 2013 Sigourney Award! Psychoanalysis seen through Bion's eyes is a radical departure from all conceptualizations which preceded him. In this major contribution to the series Makers of Modern Psychotherapy, Joan and Neville Symington concentrate on understanding Bion's concepts in relation to clinical practice, but their book is also accessible to the educated reader who wishes to understand the main contours of Bion's thinking. Rather than following the chronological development of Bion's ideas, each chapter looks in depth at an important theme in his thinking and describes how this contributes to his revolutionary model of the mind.

The Clinical Thinking of Wilfred Bion

Clinical. Thinking. of. Wilfred. Bion. Wilfred Bion (1897–1979) is considered a
provocative and illuminating contributor to the debate on the nature of
psychoanalysis. His understanding of the processes involved constitutes a
radical departure ...

The Clinical Thinking of Wilfred Bion

Author: Joan Symington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134870914

Page: 216

View: 200

Winner of the 2013 Sigourney Award! Psychoanalysis seen through Bion's eyes is a radical departure from all conceptualizations which preceded him. In this major contribution to the series Makers of Modern Psychotherapy, Joan and Neville Symington concentrate on understanding Bion's concepts in relation to clinical practice, but their book is also accessible to the educated reader who wishes to understand the main contours of Bion's thinking. Rather than following the chronological development of Bion's ideas, each chapter looks in depth at an important theme in his thinking and describes how this contributes to his revolutionary model of the mind.

Primitive Mental States

... of Psychotherapy, and is joint author with her husband, Neville, of the book The
Clinical Thinking of Wilfred Bion. ... He held a senior staff position in the Adult
Department of the Tavistock Clinic from 1976-1985 and was Chairman of the ...

Primitive Mental States

Author: Shelley Alhanati

Publisher: Jason Aronson Incorporated

ISBN: 9781568216850

Page: 267

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This is the first volume of an annual dedicated to the study of primitive mental states. We are drawn to and fascinated by the primitive, yet its meanings are multiple and complex. Primitive has been used synonymously with early, original, unorganized, organizing, random, deep, regressed, savage, fundamental, Dionysian, demonic, pregenital, and archetypal, among other terms. Primitive mental states are paradoxically described as highly sophisticated and deeply unsophisticated; as originating in culture or biology; as being spiritual, intrapsychic and intrasubjective. As is clear, though the meaning of primitive cannot be captured by a single definition, it does refer to something powerful, and that something is the subject of this series. With contributions from experts in many different fields, this first volume should be of interest to therapists, students of literature, and anyone interested in exploring the workings of the mind.

The Growth of Mind

The book attempts to understand better what this unconscious state is like and how we can think about it, underpinned by the belief that the better we understand it, the more its structure changes.

The Growth of Mind

Author: Neville Symington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429829604

Page: 118

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The Growth of Mind is the product of a series of ten lectures by Neville Symington. It offers an understanding of the mind and its capacity to discover truth, establishing this as the foundation stone for our judgment and critique of the human world. Although the book’s field of exploration lies in psychological processes met in the consulting-room, grounded in the general principles of psycho-analysis, the book’s mode of enquiry is to elucidate a knowledge of individual people. Exploring the mind’s active role in understanding, the book suggests that the act of understanding has a transformative function, and that to be a person is to be a part of a community. It suggests that the super-ego is a sign of some undeveloped function within the personality. If the ego and all its functions are fully evolved, then the super-ego will only be minimally present in the personality. Symington posits that the unconscious represents an agglomerative mass in an undifferentiated and indistinguishable state, rather than a realm of distinguishable thoughts or feelings that are not currently present to consciousness. The book attempts to understand better what this unconscious state is like and how we can think about it, underpinned by the belief that the better we understand it, the more its structure changes. The Growth of Mind is aimed at professionals and researchers who have a basic understanding of the mind and its mode of operating. It will help readers become aware of this knowledge, strengthening it in the process and allowing it to become a foundational source of inspiration.

A Pattern of Madness

Critical of psychiatry's mere symptomatology, and of much psychotherapeutic practice as superficial and sterile, the present volume probes compellingly into the narcissistic pattern in an effort to delineate its structure in all its ...

A Pattern of Madness

Author: Neville Symington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042991041X

Page: 248

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Author of many respected psychoanalytic works including Narcissism: A New Theory, Emotion and Spirit, Making of a Psychotherapist and Spirit of Sanity, the distinguished psychoanalyst Neville Symington's latest book expands, refines and deepens what has become an ever more impressive, far-reaching and absorbing inquiry into the nature of madness and sanity. It is Symington's central contention that the core psychopathology of our times can be identified and designated as narcissism, although self-centredness, egoism or solipsism might serve equally well. Critical of psychiatry's mere symptomatology, and of much psychotherapeutic practice as superficial and sterile, the present volume probes compellingly into the narcissistic pattern in an effort to delineate its structure in all its complexity and thereby gain a measure of perspective and distance from this most intractable of psychic states.

Assessment of Parenting Competency in Mothers with Mental Illness

Maltreatment and disabilities : A populationbased epidemiologic study . Child
Abuse & Neglect : The International Journal , 24 , 1257-1273 . Symington , J. , &
Symington , N. ( 1999 ) . The clinical thinking of Wilfred Bion . New York : Brunner
 ...

Assessment of Parenting Competency in Mothers with Mental Illness

Author: Teresa Ostler

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN:

Page: 188

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Proven, step-by-step approach to fairly assessing the parenting of mother with mental illness and risk of child abuse/maltreatment

Counselling and Coping

The Clinical Thinking of Wilfred Bion . London : Routledge . Trowell , J . and
Marion , B . ( 1995 ) . The Emotional Needs of Young Children and their Families
: Using Psychoanalytic Ideas in the Community . London : Routledge . Ullman , R
. B ...

Counselling and Coping

Author: Kerry Gibson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 143

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Coping with your role as counsellor takes a heavy toll, whether you are a trauma counsellor, a nurse in an HIV/Aids clinic, a teacher, a policeman, or a human resources manager. This concise, and highly readable book, built on case studies and real-life experience, and drawing on the best theory and research, provides the guidance needed to stay reflective, healthy and effective. It discusses issues of containment and expectation, effective listening, HIV/Aids and trauma counselling, cultural difference, and balancing your counselling role with day-to-day responsibilities. This is essential reading for all students of psychology, counselling and social work.

Woodward of Mahinda

... Press , 1974 ) Symington , J & N . The Clinical Thinking of Wilfred Bion (
London : Routledge , 1996 ) Vitharana , V & de Silva , K . “ Souvenir Programme -
Musical Evening to commemorate the Memory of Ananda Samarakoon , 1998 ” .

Woodward of Mahinda

Author: Michael Powell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 442

View: 726

Imprisoned Pain and Its Transformation

This is particularly important in borderline patients in whom such unmasking interpretations may be ego-depleting in that they do not take into account the immediate meaning of the child’s communication.

Imprisoned Pain and Its Transformation

Author: Joan Symington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429914784

Page: 256

View: 691

In this chapter Anne Alvarez describes how supervision with Sydney Klein played a decisive part in transforming her understanding of the importance of the grammar of interpretation—that not all interpretations have to unmask hidden desires on the negative side but, rather, can help the evolving process of growth and understanding. This is particularly important in borderline patients in whom such unmasking interpretations may be ego-depleting in that they do not take into account the immediate meaning of the child’s communication.

Imprisoned Pain and Its Transformation

In this volume a wide range of clinicians reflect on the debt they owe to his work, and in particular on the idea of analysis as a means for understanding and transforming psychic pain.

Imprisoned Pain and Its Transformation

Author: Hyam Sydney Klein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781855752436

Page: 244

View: 848

This book is a festschrift for Sydney Klein, an eminent British Psychoanalyst whose work on such topics as children, groups, psychosomatic illness, delinquent perversions, manic states, and autistic phenomena is known worldwide. His thinking reflects the work of Melanie Klein and Wilfred Bion, as well as that of other eminent writers, such as Frances Tustin. In this volume, clinicians from a wide range of backgrounds reflect on the debt they owe to his work, and in particular on the idea of analysis as a means for understanding and transforming psychic pain. The papers cover a wide range of topics, from theoretical papers to detailed clinical discussions. Edna O'Shaughnessy discusses the anal organization of the instincts, Michael Feldman writes on projective identification, Leslie Sohn on the envious superego, Anne Alvarez on work with borderline children, and Mauro Maura on autism. In these and the other contributions, readers will find a depth of experience and clarity of thought reflecting amply Sydney Klein's contribution to psychoanalysis. This book is invaluable for anyone concerned with the state of psychoanalysis today.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Author: Henry Colin Gray Matthew

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780198613558

Page: 970

View: 648

50,000 biographies and 60 million words record the lives of the men and women who shaped all aspects of British history. All walks of life are represented, new fields greatly increased alongside more traditional areas. A new focus gives extended coverageto the regions, Britons abroad and former colonies.

Narcissism

The author presents fresh insights into the subject of narcissism, drawing on his vast clinical experience of treating people suffering from this disorder.

Narcissism

Author: Neville Symington

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781855750470

Page: 137

View: 425

The author presents fresh insights into the subject of narcissism, drawing on his vast clinical experience of treating people suffering from this disorder.

A Different Path

"Symington has written a dozen books about psychoanalysis, but this one is different from all the others.

A Different Path

Author: Neville Symington

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781782204275

Page: 323

View: 323

"Symington has written a dozen books about psychoanalysis, but this one is different from all the others. It is an emotional autobiography that starts with his own birth and gives a character sketch of his mother and father and his upbringing in Portugal, with a two-year period in Canada, and takes the reader through to the age of 45 by which time he was a qualified psychoanalyst, married with two sons and, at the time, living in London"--Publisher's description.

Unruly Pleasures

For Regan , Karras and the other characters in the film , the resulting destruction
signifies , in Bion's terms , that the link Regan ... 26 Joan Symington & Neville
Symington , The Clinical Thinking of Wilfred Bion ( London : Routledge , 1996 ) ,
p .

Unruly Pleasures

Author: Xavier Mendik

Publisher: Fab Press

ISBN:

Page: 253

View: 185

The first British volume dedicated to the critical consideration of cult movie making from the margins to the manstream. In a series of innovative articles by leading film critics and theorists, the book deals with aspects of the medium including the cult film's definitions, genres, film styles and gender depictions.

Psychoanalysis as a Journey

Symington N. ( 1990 ) , The possibility of human freedom and its transmission (
with particular reference to the thought of Bion ) , Int . J. Psycho - Anal . , 71 , 95–
106 . Symington J. and N. ( 1996 ) , The Clinical Thinking of Wilfred Bion ...

Psychoanalysis as a Journey

Author: Franco Borgogno

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 260

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This book brings together twelve of Franco Borgogno's essays written since 1981. Revised and brought up to date for this edition, they give the reader an idea of the development of his philosophical and working stance, as he has progressed from being a trainee to becoming a training analyst. Psychoanalysis as a Journey is a title which perfectly mirrors the essays it contains: the reference is to the journey of insights in the minds of the pioneers of psychoanalysis, Freud in particular, but also Ferenczi, Heimann, Bion; the journey made by their legacy in psychoanalytic institutions, the journey made by the analyst as he grows, learns and applies what he has learnt, and also the journey of the patient. A highly stimulating and thought-provoking volume. It is quite rare to come across a book that combines sound theoretical and clinical psychological arguments with generous disclosure of the progression and development of an author's thought. What this volume offers, however, is just such an itinerary, or rather journey, and moroever one that is strictly psychoanalytic. Different levels of this journey emerge as we read. The first is that of Freud's theoretical development, from his first intuitions that led to the creation of psychoanalysis, to the key works of his maturity. Another concerns the vicissitudes of every psychoanalytic process as manifested in the analyst-patient interaction. A further level of this journey is the evolution of the analytic thought of Franco Borgogno himself, as reflected in the sequence of papers he presents to us here and the highly involving theoretical odyssey they prove to be. Book jacket.

Illusions

A Psychodynamic Interpretation of Thinking and Belief Michael Jacobs. Kuhn TS
( 1962 ) The Structure of Scientific ... Symington J , Symington N ( 1996 ) The
Clinical Thinking of Wilfred Bion . London : Routledge . Thorner HA ( 1981 )
Notes ...

Illusions

Author: Michael Jacobs

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 240

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