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Bion, Wilfred R. (Wilfred Ruprecht) 1897-1979

Works: 429 works in 1,680 publications in 6 languages and 74,412 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish  History  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction  Case studies 
Subject Headings: Psychoanalysts 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Author of introduction, Creator
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Experiences in groups, and other papers by Wilfred R Bion( Book )

99 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provdies a basis for synthesis of the approach of classical psychoanalysis based on the individual with that of group dynamics. The processes described are shown to apply to all kinds of human interaction and the book has relevance not only for psychologists but for all whose work involves association with others, whether in committees or major social institutions
Second thoughts; selected papers on psychoanalysis by Wilfred R Bion( )

47 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second Thoughts is a collection of papers on Schizophrenia, Linking and Thinking, and his commentary upon them in the light of later work. Originally composed between 1950 and 1962, it derives its title from the lengthy critical commentary which Bion attached to these case histories in the year of publication, 1967, and represents the evolutionary change of position marked in his three previous books and brought to further refinement in the present work
Cogitations by Wilfred R Bion( )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cogitations, the last of the posthumous publications, is a collection of occasional writings representing Bion's attempts to clarify and evaluate both his own ideas and those of others by casting them in written form and frequently addressing them to an imaginary audience. Covering a period between February 1958 and April 1979, Cogitations delves into a wide range of material - psychoanalysis and science, mathematics and logic, literature and semantics. Some form a background to Bion's theoretical development, showing the doubts and arguments leading to the ideas expressed in his books, others highlighting and detailing some of the more abstract points in them, and some exploring topics destined for books that were to remain unwritten
Elements of psycho-analysis by Wilfred R Bion( )

34 editions published between 1963 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of Psycho-Analysis is a 20-chapter text that describes the phenomena whose various aspects can be seen to fall within the grid categories of psycho-analysis. The elements of psycho-analysis are ideas and feelings as represented by their setting in a single grid-category. The opening chapters deal with the psychoanalytic objects, which are associations and interpretations with extensions in the domain of sense, myth, and passion. The remaining chapters are extensive discussions of the psychoanalytic phenomena, including ideas, feelings, pain, association and interpretation, conflicting
Taming wild thoughts by Wilfred R Bion( )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taming Wild Thoughts brings together previously unpublished works from two different periods of the author's life which are linked, as the author says in her introduction, by the concept of classifying and conceptualizing thought. The first paper, "The Grid", dates from 1963 and is a discussion of great clarity about one of the author's most widely-used conceptual tools; it predates his more discursive paper of the same title (published in Two Papers) by several years. As a teaching paper on this topic, this version of "The Grid" is without parallel, and will doubtless be of great value to all students of his work. The second part of the book consists of transcripts of two tape-recordings made by Bion in 1977. They underline his interest in "wild" or "stray" thoughts; and they provide an insight into his extraordinary sensibility at the time of A Memoir of the Future
Two papers: the grid and the caesura by Wilfred R Bion( )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Grid, an instrument devised by Bion to help the analyst record and elaborate observations arising from the analytic encounter, demonstrates how mathematics can be applied to locate the development, evolution and transformation of psychic elements and events. Caesura takes its title from Freud's observation: "There is much more continuity between intra-uterine life than the impressive caesura of the act of birth would have us believe". Here Bion speculates on the relationship between physiological and psychological birth, and the possibility that a pre-natal "primitive sensitiveness" may carry over and inform later psychological life."--Provided by publisher
Brazilian lectures 1973 São Paulo, 1974 Rio de Janeiro/São Paulo by Wilfred R Bion( )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These lectures, delivered in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro during 1973 and 1974, reveal Bion in his most vital and challenging mode both in respect of the material he presents, and in his responses to the questions from his audience
Clinical seminars and other works by Wilfred R Bion( )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning from experience by Wilfred R Bion( )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1984 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals with emotional experiences that are directly related both to theories of knowledge and to clinical psycho-analysis, and that in the most practical manner
The Italian seminars by Wilfred R Bion( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Previously unpublished in English, this book comprises lectures W.R. Bion gave in Rome, in 1977. The volume consists of questions from the floor and Bion's fascinating and, at times, controversial answers. The lectures are divided in two: the first part was organized by the Italian Psychoanalytical Society and the second by the Via Pollaiolo Research Group. Bion's replies examine such diverse subjects as difficulties in the interaction between the therapist and the patient; music and psychoanalysis; non-verbal communication in the consulting room; and methodology in psychoanalysis.'What I want to draw attention to is this idea that the human animal has a mind, or a character, or a personality. It seems to be quite a useful theory, and we behave as if we thought it was more than that. When it comes to being psychoanalysts and psychiatrists, this cannot be treated as if it were simply an entertaining theory. Nor do patients come to see us because they are suffering from an entertaining theory. We could say that there is one collaborator we have in analysis on whom we can rely, because he behaves as if he really had a mind and because he thought that somebody not himself could help. In short, the most important assistance that a psychoanalyst is ever likely to get is not from his analyst, or supervisor, or teacher, or the books that he can read, but from his patient.'- W.R. Bion"--Provided by publisher
The Tavistock seminars by Wilfred R Bion( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previously unpublished lectures from Wilfred Ruprecht Bion. The book consists of eight talks Bion gave at the Tavistock Clinic between 1976 and 1979. Topics explored include the importance of observation; dreams; art and psychoanalysis; and the significance of time in psychoanalysis. In addition, this volume includes an illuminating interview of Bion by Anthony G. Banet in 1976.'In your practice you will find yourself under pressure. You say whatever you have to say, and then there is an entirely new situation. You don't really know what is going on because it is an entirely new situation, things will not be the same. It is likely enough that the patient will say, "Why don't you say something?" Or if not the patient, the relatives - "Why don't you do something?" So you are always under pressure prematurely and precociously to produce your idea. Poor little thing! Pull it up by the roots and have a look at it - it hasn't got a chance. So you have to act as a sort of parent to the idea - protect it and give it a chance to grow in spite of these pressures; you have to be able to tolerate this state of ignorance.'- W.R. Bion
Attention & interpretation by Wilfred R Bion( )

37 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in English and German and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bion's central thesis in this volume is that for the study of people, whether individually or in groups, a cardinal requisite is accurate observation, accompanied by accurate appreciation and formulation of the observations so made. The study represents a further development of a theme introduced in the author's earlier works, particularly in Elements of Psychoanalysis (1963) and Transformations (1965) Bion's concern with the subject stems directly from his psycho-analytic experience and reflects his endeavor to overcome, in a scientific frame of reference, the immense difficulty of observing, assessing, and communicating non-sensuous experience. Here, he lays emphasis on he overriding importance of attending to the realities of mental phenomena as they manifest themselves in the individual or group under study. In influences that interpose themselves between the observer and the subject of his scrutiny giving rise to opacity, are examined, together with ways of controlling them
A memoir of the future by Wilfred R Bion( )

31 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transformations by Wilfred R Bion( )

34 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do I dare disturb the universe? : a memorial to Wilfred R. Bion by James S Grotstein( )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the contributors to this compilation knew Bion personally and were influenced by his work. They include: Herbert Rosenfeld, Frances Tustin, Andre Green, Donald Meltzer and Hanna Segal
Attention and interpretation; a scientific approach to insight in psycho-analysis and groups by Wilfred R Bion( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock
Elements of Psycho-analysis. by Wilfred R Bion( )

15 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements is a discussion of categorising the ideational context and emotional experience that may occur in a psychoanalytic interview. The text aims to expand the reader's understanding of cognition and its clinical ramifications
A Memoir of the Future : Volumes I, II & III by Wilfred R Bion( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bion's semi-autobiographical psychoanalytic novel
Learning from experience by Wilfred R Bion( Book )

45 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transformations: change from learning to growth by Wilfred R Bion( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transformations: Change from Learning to Growth is a 12-chapter text that explores the fundamentals and principles of psycho-analytic theories, transformations, and invariants. This book begins with a clinical illustration of the distinction between the patient's experience and the psycho-analyst's experience. The succeeding chapters cover the influence of verbal expression, emotional experience, state of mind, and consciousness in psycho-analysis and transformation. These topics are followed by discussion on the relationship of the "no-thing” and the thing, wherein the personality that is cap
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Second thoughts; selected papers on psychoanalysisCogitationsElements of psycho-analysisTaming wild thoughtsTwo papers: the grid and the caesuraBrazilian lectures 1973 São Paulo, 1974 Rio de Janeiro/São PauloClinical seminars and other worksLearning from experience
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