Wilfred R. Bion
 
Wilfred R. Bion (1897 -1979) was born in India and first came to England at the age of eight to receive his schooling. During the First World War he served in France as a tank commander and was awarded the DSO and the Legion of Honour. After reading history at Queen’s College, Oxford, he studied medicine at University College London, before a growing interest in psychoanalysis led him to undergo training analysis with John Rickman and, later, Melanie Klein. During the 1940s his attention was directed to the study of group processes. Abandoning his work in this field in favor of psychoanalytic practice, he subsequently rose to the position of Director of the London Clinic of Psychoanalysis (1956-62) and President of the British Psychoanalytical Society (1962-65). From 1968 he worked in Los Angeles, returning to England two months before his death in 1979. A pioneer in group dynamics, he was associated with the 'Tavistock group', the group of pioneering psychologists that founded the Tavistock Institute in 1946 on the basis of their shared wartime experiences. He later wrote the influential Experiences in Groups, in 1961, an important guide for the group psychotherapy and encounter group movements beginning in the 1960s, and which quickly became a touchstone work for applications of group theory in a wide variety of fields. Bion's training included an analysis with Melanie Klein following World War II. He was a leading member in the Kleinian school while in London, but his theories, which were always based in the phenomena of the analytic encounter, eventually revealed radical departures from both Kleinian and Freudian theory. While Bion is most well known outside of the psychoanalytic community for his work on group dynamics, the psychoanalytic conversation that explores his work is concerned with his theory of thinking and his model of the development of a capacity for thought.
 
Books by Wilfred R. Bion :
 
Another Part of a Life and the Other Side of Genius - Family Letters
252 pages, 6" x 9 1/4",
Paper: 978 1 85575 845 2
Price: $61.95
Published: October 2009 
 

 
144 pages, 5 3/4" x 9",
Paper: 978 0 946439 08 9
Price: $47.95
Published: May 1984 
 

 
Seminars, Case Presentation and Supervision
208 pages, 6" x 9",
Paper: 978 1 78220 520 3
Price: $53.95
Published: December 2017 
 

 
128 pages, 5 5/16" x 8 3/8",
Cloth: 978 0 902965 13 3
Price: $27.95
Published: May 1980 
 

 
Parts 1 & 2
224 pages, 5 3/4" x 9",
Paper: 978 0 946439 78 2
Price: $75.00
Published: May 1990 
 

 
352 pages, 5 3/4" x 9",
Paper: 978 1 85575 061 6
Price: $72.00
Published: May 1994 
 

 
424 pages, 5 3/4" x 9",
Paper: 978 0 946439 98 0
Price: $79.95
Published: May 1991 
 

 
120 pages, 5 3/4" x 9",
Paper: 978 0 946439 06 5
Price: $48.95
Published: May 1984 
 

 
130 pages, 5 3/4" x 8 3/4",
Paper: 978 1 85575 339 6
Price: $36.95
Published: July 2005 
 

 
128 pages, 5 3/4" x 9",
Paper: 978 0 946439 05 8
Price: $47.95
Published: May 1984 
 

 
Part of a Life
292 pages, 6" x 9",
Paper: 978 1 85575 000 5
Price: $75.00
Published: May 1982 
 

 
Volumes I, II, & III
688 pages, 5 3/4" x 9",
Paper: 978 0 946439 79 9
Price: $83.95
Published: May 1990 
 

 
Selected Papers on Psychoanalysis
192 pages, 5 3/4" x 9",
Paper: 978 0 946439 04 1
Price: $47.95
Published: May 1984 
 

 
72 pages, 5 3/4" x 9",
Paper: 978 1 85575 168 2
Price: $32.95
Published: May 1997 
 

 
70 pages, 5 3/4" x 8 3/4",
Paper: 978 1 85575 344 0
Price: $36.95
Published: July 2005 
 

 
192 pages, 5 3/4" x 9",
Paper: 978 0 946439 07 2
Price: $47.95
Published: May 1984 
 

 
Grid and Caesura
64 pages, 5 3/4" x 9",
Paper: 978 0 946439 77 5
Price: $37.95
Published: May 1989 
 

 
321 pages, 5 3/4" x 9",
Paper: 978 1 85575 153 8
Price: $70.95
Published: May 1997 
 

 
Edition: 2 , 
320 pages, 6" x 9",
Paper: 978 1 78220 358 2
Price: $48.95
Published: February 2016