ICAPP is delighted to invite you to join a new reading group, commencing in 2022. This reading group will traverse Bion’s writings from his early writings to later periods, via both primary and secondary sources.
DATES    24 February – April 7  and  5 May – June 23
TIME        Thursdays   2pm – 3.15pm
COST       $1050 for the 15 week series
For information & enrolment Annette Murphy amurphy@ammw.org
Participant numbers are limited to six
Bion’s thinking has significant influence over current psychoanalytic practice and as such his original work is important for practitioners to read. However, his writings are famously difficult, often frustrating, and seemingly impenetrable. This is particularly so when reading them by oneself.
This reading group is for anyone who is interested in, and wishes to delve into, Bion’s ideas in a spirit of slow exploration and in discussion with others. Together we will read and grapple with his ideas.
Although there is no prerequisite to have read Bion’s writings, participants are required to have previously read some psychoanalytic papers such as those written by Freud and or Klein.
It is recommended that prior to joining the reading group participants will have read:
 Ogden. (2004). An introduction to the reading of Bion. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 85(2), 285–300.Vermote. (2018). Reading Bion: The new library of psychoanalysis: Teaching series. Routledge.
  Participants are also requested to view:(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuE_JepuqDw) – a recording of one of Bion’s presentations at the Tavistock(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mD-CpbirwM) – a short introduction to Bion and his ideas
About Anette Murphy
 Annette Murphy is an individual, couple and family psychotherapist as well as a child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Originally trained in Occupational Therapy, with a Masters in Special Education Annette then trained in Family followed by Couple Therapy in the late 1990’s. Annette completed the ICAPP training in 2015. Annette has worked in private practice for the past 20 years .

Annette has previously taught at both TAFE and University and has presented at conferences particularly during her years as an Occupational Therapist and Parent- Infant Therapist. She currently teaches the Exploring Klein and Bion module in ICAPP’s full training program.