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The Work of Winnicott and Bion and their Clinical Relevance
30 September 2017

Fortnightly Workshops

Winnicott's Clinical Relevance

A series of five seminars and clinical discussion on the seminal work of Donald Winnicott. The course intends to provide an insight into some of his key ideas and why they continue to be of such importance. Discussion will focus on how they might be applied in the clinical setting. Topics for each seminar will include: Early Development; Transitionality; Playing; Use of an Object; Illness; Hate in the Countertransference. 

Bion’s Clinical Relevance

A series of five seminars. Bion accomplished a radical overhaul of psychoanalytic theory and technique and extended both in novel ways. This series will focus on the practical application of his ideas. Each seminar will have a theoretical component followed by a clinical case presentation. Bion’s writing can at times be even more difficult and arcane than Winnicott. 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 can be highly practical and have major significance for the problems that we all encounter in the consulting room.

Who the course is for

Anyone with an interest in Winnicott's and/or Bion's work and how their ideas can be used in the clinical setting with patients. It is suitable for those considering undertaking training or further training in the field and for those working in mental health who are wanting to expand their understanding of these concepts. The Bion seminars are also intended for post qualification clinicians with an interest in Bion and developments in clinical technique.

The Winnicott and Bion seminars can be taken separately or together.


bpf, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ

Course Leaders

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

Course Times

Saturdays – 10.00am – 12 noon. 

29 April; 6 and 20 May; 3 and 24 June 2017.

30 September, 7 and 28 October, 25 November and 2 December 2017.                                                                                                                                           

Course Fees

£480 for 10 combined seminars; £250 separately for 5 seminars (Bion or Winnicott). 

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing and subject to an admin fee of £25

100% refund will be given for cancellations up to 60 days before the course start date.

50% refund will be given for cancellations up to 30 days before the course start date.

No refund for cancellations received in less than 30 days before the course start date.

For further information and an application form, please contact:

Sandra Pereira, MSc, Postgraduate & Public Events Officer, British Psychotherapy Foundation, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ

Tel 020 8452 9823 E-mail: sandrap@bpf-psychotherapy.org.uk   www.britishpsychotherapyfoundation.org.uk

Access Information

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


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

Event Details
Reference CPD/9
Type CPD
Start Date 30/09/2017
End Date 02/12/2017
Start Time 10:00
End Time 12:00
Location bpf
Venue 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ
Tel: 020 8452 9823 Registered office: 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ
Company number 8238969 registered in England and Wales Registered charity number 1150806