bion's clinical relevance seminars

  • 22 September; 6 & 20 October; 24 November, 1 December 2018
  • 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ

Wilfred Bion accomplished a remarkable and radical overhaul of psychoanalytic theory and technique and extended both in novel ways.

This series of seminars will focus on the practical application of his ideas. Bion’s writing can at times be difficult and arcane. The aim of the seminars will be to clarify his ideas and ground them in the everyday realities of the clinical situation from which they arose. Bion’s writings from the early and middle periods of his career are highly practical and have major significance for the problems that we all encounter in the consulting room.

who is it for

The seminars are intended for post qualification clinicians with an interest in Bion and developments in clinical technique.

course content

Each seminar will have a theoretical component followed by a clinical case presentation.

The seminars will be facilitated by a senior member of the bpf who has a particular interest in Bion and clinical technique.


The five seminars will last two and a half hours from 10:00 to 12:45 with a discussion of theory papers lasting 1hr followed by a clinical case discussion of 1½ hrs.

entry requirements

You will need to be a post qualification clinician to apply.



On offer of a place, you will be invited to register and pay via debit card through a secured payment page.

Please note that the bpf will not be held responsible for travel/hotel expenses made or incurred in the unlikely event of this course either being cancelled or postponed. See our cancellation and refund policies for more information.

how to apply

To apply for this course, please download and complete the application form supplied and email it to Sandra Pereira at

Alternatively, please print it and return it to Sandra Pereira at 37 Mapesbury Road | London | NW2 4HJ

download application form


Currently there are no resources available for this course.

access information

The building has limited access - please call us on 020 8452 9823 to discuss your needs.

contact us

If you have any questions please contact Sandra Pereira, MSc, Postgraduate & Public Events Officer, British Psychotherapy Foundation, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ Tel 020 8452 9823 Fax 020 8452 0310 E-mail:

The bpf welcomes applications from all sections of society. The bpf values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Image of Wilfred Bion: By Unknown, The original uploader was Kaesar at Italian Wikipedia (Scan of the original photograph) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons