This book is an unusual collection of papers about Bion, the man and his attitude to group psychotherapy... What makes fascinating reading is the historical development of Bion's work. The earlier chapters set the stage for understanding how (and possibly why) Bion developed his understanding of group dynamics and group psychotherapy and will make Bion more understandable to the uninitiated.'
- Stanley Schneider, International Journal of Group Psychotherapy
'Bion's approach has generated a great deal of intellectual ferment, and it is to the editor's credit that this volume contains a number of substantial challenges to this approach, rather than simply being a homage to him.'
- Harold S. Bernard, Contemporary Psychology
Wilfred Bion's synthesis of the approach of classical psychoanalysis based on the individual with that of group dynamics has been of enduring influence. The distinguished contributors to this volume, who have either been closely or personally associated with Bion, or stimulated to research by his ideas, examine his theories and demonstrate that a later generation is still actively working with the implications of Bion's writings.
1. Working with Bion in the 1940s: the group decade, Eric Trist, University of Pennsylvania. 2. Bion revisited: group dynamics and group psychotherapy, J.D.Sutherland, formerly of the Tavistock Clinic, London. 3. Northfield revisited, Harold Bridger, Institute for Human Relations, Zurich. 4. Major Bion, Patrick de Mar , Group-Analytic Society, London. 5. Research with Bion's concepts, Herbert A. Thelen. 6. Beyond Bion: the basic assumption states revisited, Victor L. Schermer. 7. Basic assumption groups and working groups revisited, Karl Konig, Department of Clinical Psychotherapy, Gottingen. 8. After basic assumptions, James P. Gustafson, University of Wisconsin and Lowell Cooper, California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley. 9. Bion's contribution to the understanding of the individual and the group, Leon Grinberg, Argentine Association of Group Psychology and Psychotherapy. 10. Bion and Foulkes: basic assumptions and beyond, Dennis G. Brown, Group-Analytic Practice, London. 11. The space of madness, Salomon Resnik, Universit de Lyons. 12. The influence of Bion's ideas on my work, Bernardo Blay-Neto, Catholic University, Sao Paolo, Brazil. 13. Group personality: task and group culture, K. Armelius and B-A Armelius, University of Umea, Sweden. 14. Ambiguity and paradox in group relations conferences, Barry Palmer. 15. Beyond the frames, W. Gordon Lawrence. 16. The problems of context in group-analytic psychotherapy, Earl Hopper, British Psychoanalytical Society. 17. Beyond the small group: society as an intelligible field of study, Olya Khaleelee, OPUS and Eric Miller, Tavistock Institute of Human Relation. References. Index.
Series: International Library of Group Analysis
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 3rd August 2000
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51
Weight (kg): 0.61