Wilfred Bion

Coordinator: Rafael Lopez-Corvo

After Freud and Klein, Bion is possibly the third great contributor to the understanding of the psychology of the working mind. If, following Fairbairn, we consider Freud’s approach as a “psychology of impulses,” we could consider Klein’s as a “psychology of affects” and Bion’s as a “psychology of intuition”. However, there are not three different psychologies, for each one has added to the predecessor.

Dr. Lopez-Corvo is an authority on Bion. He has given many lectures on this subject, run courses, and published. Among his publications is The Dictionary of the Work of W.R. Bion. Because of the high level of interest in his course last year, the present course is built on the same themes with further elaborations and modifications.