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Bion in Practice

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 Self directed online learning

 Intermediate level

 Access for 3 months

 5 video based modules

Discussion groups available


New Chris Mawson and Nicola Abel-Hirsch introduce the course

In this course, Chris Mawson and Nicola Abel-Hirsch examine the work of Wilfred Bion from a practical perspective. Expanding on the introduction to Wilfred Bion, this course is focused on real, practical applications of Bion’s theories.

 Course format

This course consists of recorded lectures, a transcript of the lectures and a glossary of terms. There are also optional online discussion groups (see below for details).

 Recorded Lectures

All of the lectures are hosted by Chris Mawson and Nicola Abel-Hirsch.

Lecture 1 – The Task (31 minutes)

Lecture 2 – Observation (34 minutes)

Lecture 3 – Memory, desire and understanding (36 minutes)

Lecture 4 – Psychical Reality: A Practical Epistemology (45 minutes)

Lecture 5 – Change (27 minutes)

 Entry Requirements

This is an Intermediate course and requires a good understanding of psychoanalytic theory. You can find out more about our difficulty levels here.

You must have a reasonably good internet connection to view our video content (around 400kbps – 2Mbps download speed, 400kbps+ upload speed). In order to attend the online discussion groups, you must be able to use Skype.

 Course Duration

Course with discussion groups – 4 months
Course without discussion groups – 3 months
You will have access to all course materials at any time for the duration of your chosen course. This allows you to learn at your own pace and review particular topics as needed.


 Discussion Groups

Purchasing the discussion group course will allow you to attend all of the discussions, as well as access to the online course materials for 4 months.

Dates for the discussion groups will be announced soon. Register your interest here.


 About the lecturers

Chris Mawson is a fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis and a supervising psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society. He is the editor of several books on the work of Wilfred Bion including The Complete works of W. R. Bion (Karnac Books, 2014) and Bion Today (Routledge, 2010). He is also in private practice. He combines his knowledge of Bion’s theory with his own experiences of private practice on this course.


Nicola Abel-Hirsch is a fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis and a training and supervising analyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society. She has authored several articles and books about Wilfred Bion, most recently: Bion: 365 Quotes (Routledge, 2017). She was a visiting Professor at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex from 2013-2015.


 Online course only

Location: 100% online
There are no discussion groups with this option
Access period: 3 months
Price: £145

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 Contact us

If you have questions about the course, feel free to contact us at enquiries@iopa.org.uk


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