This book presents many correlations which link remarkable theories from Bion with a detailed selection of the author's personal clinical experiences. It demonstrates the real existence of conditions that allow dialogue and clinical investigation by the analytic pair.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 498 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
'This closing volume of the series A Clinical Application of Bion's Concepts presents many correlations which link remarkable theories from Bion with a detailed selection of personal clinical experiences spanning almost four decades of psychoanalytic practice. The reader is invited to get in touch with theories of observation devised by Bion in the 1960s - which, alas, are still unknown to a sizeable number of members of the psychoanalytic movement. Starting from Bion, Sandler proposes models and modulating tools borrowed from mathematics and physics. Part I is a significant metapsychologicalwork and requests conditions of receptive minds, endowed with discipline and daring, to foster our adventure into exploring the Unknown in our clinical practice.'Despite its eminently practical intention, the book presents to some readers agreeable surprises in the form of developing theoretical elaborations. Some readers may feel the path travelled by Sandler as shocking: sometimes full of awe and fright. As in most situations like that, it may promote sensible and energetic rewards. I dare to say that "A personal equation in two movements" demands a loving reader equipped with courage and strict confidence, and shielded by mature compassion!'- From the Introduction by Antonio Sapienza