Introduction to the work of Wilfred Bion - with discussion groups (Starting 30th August)

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This short course will give you an outline of Bion’s core ideas, their theoretical relevance and applications. This version of the course does not include discussion groups

Who is this course for?

Both clinicians and students from a variety of disciplines such as philosophy, medicine, psychology, literature, wanting to expand their knowledge on Bion’s ideas and its applications. Particularly suited for overseas students. Also serves as a natural progression for those who completed our Introductory Lectures course.

Course Content

This short course will give you an outline of Bion’s core ideas, their theoretical relevance and applications. 

Recorded Lectures

  1. Who was Wilfred Bion (14m44s)
  2. Bion’s early work with groups (18m59s)
  3. Bion’s work with patients in psychotic states (11m04s)
  4. The domain of K (19m19s)
  5. Bion’s later work (18m19s)

Here you can watch Mr Chris Mawson introducing his course.

You can read a short bio about the teacher on this course, Mr. Chris Mawson, by clicking here


Course Format

This course consists of recorded lectures, a transcript of the lectures, study questions, suggested reading and a glossary of terms. The study questions will help you to check your understanding and will not be assessed.
These features of the course allow students the freedom to follow the course at their own pace.

In the live online discussion groups you will be joined by up to seven other students and a senior analyst. There are 5 discussion groups as part of the course – one for each lecture. Please see below for the dates and times of these discussions.


Course Duration

3 months 

**Please note that all course content can be accessed at anytime for the duration of the course.**


Entry Requirements

The course is open to all including those completely new to the subject and no specific experience or qualifications are required.

You must have the technology necessary to enrol in our Moodle platform, which requires a strong broadband connection (around 400kbps - 2Mbps download speed, 400kbps+ upload speed).

To take part in discussion groups you need a computer, laptop, tablet or phone as well as a microphone (this is built in for many devices.) A webcam is also recommended. You will need to have Skype installed on your chosen device. Please make sure you have the most up to date version installed.

For discussion groups, it is essential that you have a good degree of understanding of English language unless stated otherwise.



If you complete the course and attend at least 80% of the online discussion groups, you will receive a digital certificate of attendance. If you opt out of the discussion groups, you will not receive a certificate but you will have an email confirming that you registered for the course.



With discussion groups: £200


Dates and times of discussion groups

Mondays at 18:45pm - 20:15pm BST on the following days:

03 Sept, 10 Sept, 17 Sept, 24 Sept, 01 Oct


Why study with us?

Further information

August 30th, 2018 12:00 PM   to   November 20th, 2018 12:00 PM
With discussion groups £ 200.00
If selected, only members with the status New, Current or Grace and those that have a website account will be able to register for this event.

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