Bion and Intuition in the Clinical Setting focuses on Bion’s investigation of the intuitive approach to clinical data and lays out how Bion’s method encouraged constant effort by the analysts to relinquish its reliance on sensory and conceptual-verbal faculties to make room for intuition.

Based on the work of the biannual Bion conference, this book includes contributions from the most eminent voices on Bion’s work. Spanning topics such as the primordial mind, intuitive comprehension and desire, the contributors in this volume illustrate how they incorporate the concept of intuition in their own clinical developments. Each chapter examines different elements of how Bion’s research approaches the difficulties faced by analysts in the approach and discrimination of primitive emotional levels in the patient-analyst communication.

This book will be of key interest to analysts and analytic therapists of all schools and is an essential resource for those that follow the work of Bion.

chapter |9 pages


ByAntònia Grimalt

chapter Chapter 1|11 pages

Negation as a method for intuiting psychoanalytic discoveries

Bion's turning point in “notes on memory and desire”
ByIlan Bernat

chapter Chapter 2|12 pages

The hidden side of the moon

Understanding/misunderstanding. Bion, no memory, no desire
ByAntonio Pérez-Sánchez

chapter Chapter 3|10 pages

Group construction of intuition

Fusionality and tenderness
ByRuby Mariela Mejia Maza

chapter Chapter 4|11 pages

Intuition, memory and desire

ByGuido Berdini

chapter Chapter 5|12 pages


Privileged tool to access the primordial mind
ByAlicia Beatriz Dorado de Lisondo, Naly Durand, Mariângela Mendes de Almeida

chapter Chapter 6|10 pages

Intuitive comprehension and dreaming in child analysis

ByTeresa Rocha Leite Haudenschild

chapter Chapter 7|9 pages

Intuition and analyst language

A language of emotion
ByCelia Fix Korbivcher

chapter Chapter 8|14 pages

The mystical experience in search of a session

ByJani Santamaría Linares

chapter Chapter 9|10 pages

Continuing to disturb the sleep of the world

Bion's intuitions on dreaming and reverie
ByJoanne Emmens

chapter Chapter 10|7 pages

Intuition and texture in reverie

ByFulvio Mazzacane

chapter Chapter 11|10 pages


A place for intuition?
ByMaria Adelaide Lupinacci

chapter Chapter 12|7 pages

Infant observation with the Esther Bick method

A privileged experience for the development of intuition
ByAlicia Beatriz Dorado de Lisondo, Silvia Neborak

chapter Chapter 13|12 pages

Interpretation and intuition

Transmission of scientific contents and emotional contexts in psychotic fields
ByGuelfo Margherita, Alexandre Patouillard, Federico Pone, Salvatore Rotondi, Loredana Vecchi