Introduction to the work of W Bion
short course will give you an outline of Bion’s core ideas, their theoretical
relevance and applications.
This course is delivered entirely online, with optional live online discussion groups.
The course consists of short recorded lectures, a
transcript of the lectures, study questions, suggested readings and a glossary of terms.
Students will have access to all of these materials at any time, for the duration of the course
These features of the course allow students the freedom to follow the course at their own pace. (see 'Course Length' below for more information).
Lecture one: Who was Wilfred Bion
Lecture two: Bion’s early work with groups
Lecture three: Bion’s work with patients in psychotic states
Lecture four: The domain of K
Lecture five: Bion’s later work
Who is this course for?
Both clinicians and students from a variety of
disciplines such as philosophy, medicine, psychology, literature, wanting to
expand their knowledge on Bion’s ideas and its applications. Particularly suited for overseas students.
There is a Chinese and a Japanese version of the recorded lectures.
Online course only: £85
Online course plus discussion groups and certificate: £180
BPaS certificate for those attending the online plus discussion groups versions of this course.
2 months –
online version only (5 lectures)
3 months - online with discussion groups (5 lectures and 5 discussion groups). Online live discussion group times will be on Wednesdays at 5 - 6.30pm GMT. Other times will be offered shortly.
If you are interested in discussion groups, but are not able to join at the above time, please let us know your preferred time (with time-zone) at firstname.lastname@example.org
For discussion groups, it is essential that you have a good degree of understanding of English language unless stated otherwise.
To register your place, please follow the relevant link below:
Political Mind series
This is a series of lectures that can be streamed according to your interests. This series will focus on the effects that economics and society have in the mind of the individual. You can watch an introduction to the series by its creator, Psychoanalyst David Morgan by clicking here.
Available now - Click here to view our Vimeo page
Lectures currently available for streaming: (videos are available for one month once purchased, or three months if you purchase the series)
Dr Jonathan Sklar
"Europe in Dark Times: Alterity, Hatred and
Professor Joshua Cohen
"Varieties of Inertial Experience: Psychic Life in the Shadow of the Ego Ideal" (42:22)
"Psychoanalysis and Feminism. A Modern Perspective" (43:06)
"Migration, Trauma and Identity" (43:42)
We are also making the following video available for free:
"The Individual and Social Unconscious" (12:41)
Individual videos: £15
Series (4 videos): £50
From time to time, we will be offering online discussion groups for £20. Please express interest by emailing email@example.com and stating which lecture you would like to discuss.
For discussion groups it is essential that you have a strong broadband connection (around 400kbps - 2Mbps download speed, 400kbps+ upload speed) and a good degree of understanding of English language, unless stated otherwise