Desiring (With) Bion: An Experience in Reading

@article{Giffney2013DesiringB,
  title={Desiring (With) Bion: An Experience in Reading},
  author={N. Giffney},
  journal={The American Journal of Psychoanalysis},
  year={2013},
  volume={73},
  pages={288-304}
}
  • N. Giffney
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The American Journal of Psychoanalysis
This article considers my experience of reading Wilfred R. Bion’s book Learning from experience (1962) and how transference operates in and around his work. I argue that Bion’s work cannot simply be read but must be felt. I highlight the importance of Learning from experience for psychoanalytic practitioners becoming more self-reflexive about our theoretical and clinical practices, but also to bring attention to the process through which many of us come to Bion’s insights “first hand” if you… Expand
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