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Introduction to the work of Wilfred Bion – With discussion groups


 5 Weekly online discussion groups

 Beginner level

  Access for 4 months

 5 video based modules

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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. Also serves as a natural progression for those who completed our Introductory Lectures course.

Course Content

This short course will give you an outline of Bion’s core ideas, their theoretical relevance and applications.

 Recorded Lectures

  1. Who was Wilfred Bion (14m44s)
  2. Bion’s early work with groups (18m59s)
  3. Bion’s work with patients in psychotic states (11m04s)
  4. The domain of K (19m19s)
  5. Bion’s later work (18m19s)

You can read a short bio about the teacher on this course, Mr. Chris Mawson, by clicking here

 Course Format

This course consists of recorded lectures, a transcript of the lectures, study questions, suggested reading and a glossary of terms. The study questions will help you to check your understanding and prepare any potential questions for participation in the live online discussion groups.

In the live online discussion groups you will be joined by up to seven other students and a senior analyst. There are 5 discussion groups as part of the course – one for each lecture. Please see below for the dates and times of these discussions.

For discussion groups, it is essential that you have a good degree of understanding of English language unless stated otherwise.

 Course Duration

  • Course content plus 5 live online discussion groups  – 4 months starting 29th October

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.

 Entry Requirements

You do not need any specific experience or qualifications to take the course. You must have a reasonably good internet connection to view our video content (around 400kbps – 2Mbps download speed, 400kbps+ upload speed).

To take part in discussion groups you need a computer, laptop, tablet or phone as well as a microphone (this is built in for many devices.) A webcam is also recommended. You will need to have Skype installed on your chosen device. Please make sure you have the most up to date version installed.


If you complete the course and attend at least 80% of the online discussion groups, you will receive a digital certificate of attendance. If you opt out of the discussion groups, you will not receive a certificate but you will have an email confirming that you registered for the course.

 Discussion Group Times

Please note: discussion group intakes are limited to 8 students.

Discussions for this intake will be on Mondays at 12:00pm – 1:30pm GMT on the following days:

19 November, 26 November, 03 December, 10 December, 17th December

Want to partake in discussion groups, but can’t make the above time? Please register your interest and preferred time here

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