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Elements of Psychoanalysis
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. ...more
Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Routledge
(first published July 1st 1977)
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A good book to read AFTER reading 'Learning From Experience.' Once you can understand concepts like container/contained, paranoid-schizoid position (PS) and depressive position (D), L/H/K links (as well as -K, etc.), you'll be ready for this book. Bion makes an interesting elaboration on the Oedipus myth, discussing the resistance to gaining knowledge (-K) as symbolized by Tiresias's reluctance to tell Oedipus that he's the one guilty of killing his father Laius. Finally, this book helps us unde ...more
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