Bion's ego psychology: implications for an intersubjective view of psychic structure.

@article{Brown2009BionsEP,
  title={Bion's ego psychology: implications for an intersubjective view of psychic structure.},
  author={Lawrence J Brown},
  journal={The Psychoanalytic quarterly},
  year={2009},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={27-55}
}
Of all Freud's writings, Bion was most deeply influenced by "Formulations on the Two Principles of Mental Functioning" (1911), and the author asserts that much of Bion's major theoretical thinking may be seen as an elaboration of this paper. Bion's introduction of the concept of alpha function, which "may be regarded as a structure" (Bion 1962, p. 26), constitutes what the author calls "Bion's ego psychology". A clinical implication of Bion's ego psychology is a focus upon the unconscious… CONTINUE READING

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