Anthropological psychoanalysis. Bion s Journeying in Italy

Neri C. (2003). Anthropological Psychoanalysis, Bion’s Journeying in Italy in Lipgar R.M. e Pines M. (eds) Building on Bion : Roots Origins and Context of Bion’s Contribution’s to Theory and Practice, Jessica Kingsley Publ., London and New York

Bion held his last seminar in Rome on 17th July 1977. Francesco Corrao, on behalf of all the participants, expressed his gratitude for the lessons which had been given.
Bion thanked the participants for their gratitude and added that he hoped he would not seem rude if he compared Corrao’s description of his contribution to something of which he was aware but did not  much like – the nearest image he could give was of a leaf falling from a tree without our being able to tell on which side it would land.
At first I didn’t perceive the fact that he was expressing perplexity about, how his contribution would be received and worked through. I was more struck by the image he was using than by the content. In 1977, Bion was getting on in years and although in good health, he did not know what the future held for him. The image of the falling leaf remained in my mind as a farewell: his goodbye to the people with whom he had spent a week of fervent work

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Claudio Neri

È membro ordinario con funzioni didattiche della Società Psicoanalitica Italiana (SPI) e della International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA). È membro di The International Association of Group Psychotherapy (IAGP), del London Institute of Group Analysis e del Group Analytic Society (GAS). È membro onorario della Confederazione delle Organizzazioni Italiane per la Ricerca Analitica sui Gruppi ( COIRAG) e della Associazione per la Ricerca sul Gruppo Omogeneo (ARGO). È membro del comitato scientifico del “Clínica y Análisis Grupal”. È membro del comitato di controllo del Master in “Psicoanalisi e Psicopatologia” dell'Università di Losanna. È direttore della collana Prospettive della ricerca psicoanalitica dell'editore Borla (Roma) e della rivista telematica Funzione Gamma dedicata alla psicoterapia di gruppo. É inoltre membro del comitato scientifico della Revue de Psychothérapie Psychanalytique de Groupe , del European Journal of Family and Couple Therapy , della Revista de Psicoànalisis de las Configuraciones Vinculares e di The European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling . È inoltre membro del comitato dei lettori della Rivista di Psicoanalisi. È membro del comitato dei lettori del “Segretariato europeo per le pubblicazioni scientifiche” (SEPS).