1st Edition

Bion’s Legacy in São Paulo Theoretical Applications from the São Paulo Psychoanalytic Society (SBPSP)

Edited By Evelise Marra, Cecil Rezze Copyright 2022
    212 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    212 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This collection illuminates the legacy of Wilfred R. Bion in Brazil, illustrating Bion’s continued influence on the work of the São Paulo Psychoanalytic Society (SBPSP), how Bionian ideas are applied in contemporary psychoanalysis, and how current practice has evolved over time.

    Evelise de Souza Marra and Cecil José Rezze bring together theoretical and clinical approaches to provide a thorough perspective on Bionian work in Brazil. The book includes chapters by senior analysts, well-respected teachers and analytic clinicians in contemporary Brazilian psychoanalysis, each of which explores a topic central to Bion’s formulations. With discussion of key themes including turbulence, emotional experience, transference, caesura and mental pain, this book demonstrates how Wilfred R. Bion’s thought has been developed, transformed and applied in Brazil since his visits there in the 1970s.

    Bions Legacy in São Paulo will be of great interest to psychoanalysts in practice and in training, particularly those looking to understand Bion’s influence in more depth, and for anyone interested in the practice of psychoanalysis in Latin America.

    1. From Learning from Emotional Experience to Wild Thoughts. Turbulence! Cecil José Rezze  2. Me and the Other in the Analysis Room Antonio Carlos Eva  3. Contributions of Bion’s Thought to the Theory
    and Techniques of Contemporary Psychoanalysis Alicia Beatriz Dorado de Lisondo  4. α□Function: Catastrophic Anxiety – Panic – Container with Reverie Antonio Sapienza  5. Learning from Emotional Experience and the Grid: Theory and Practice Cecil José Rezze  6. Emotion, Non-Emotion and Analyst Language Celia Fix Korbivcher  7. Clinical Use of Myths in Psychoanalysis: Myth, Psychoanalysis and Psychic Reality Celso Antonio Vieira de Camargo  8. Issues Related to "Cure," "Improvement," "Normality" and "Abnormality": Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapies Claudio Castelo Filho  9. α□Function 1 Psychoanalysis: An Investigation Process
    (On the Quality of Presence in Analytical Sessions: Models) Cícero José Campos Brasiliano  10. Transference – Transformations Evelise de Souza Marra  11. Complementarity and Clinical Practice Isaias Kirschbaum  12. Empowered by Failure – Vicissitudes of Transformations João Carlos Braga  13. Interpretation: Limits and Ruptures of a Concept and a Practice Júlio Frochtengarten  14. The "Squabble" (prise de Bec) between Beckett and Bion: The "Experimental" Insight in the Glaring Darkness Luiz Carlos Uchoa Junqueira Filho  15. Caesura and Mental Pain Luiz Tenório Oliveira Lima  16. Apprehending Psychoanalysis with Bion Odilon de Mello Franco Filho  17. Extensions in the Realm of Minus Paulo Cesar Sandler  18. From Transference and Countertransference to
    Emotional Experience in Transformations Stela Maris Garcia Loureiro


    Evelise de Souza Marra is a psychologist and couples and family therapist based in Brazil. A former teacher at Pontificia Universidade Católica, she is a training analyst at the Sociedade Brasileira de Psicanálise de São Paulo (SBPSP) and is a coordinator of their annual Bion Meeting.

    Cecil José Rezze is former president and training analyst of the Sociedade Brasileira de Psicanálise de São Paulo (SBPSP), where he regularly presents at congresses, events and clinical and theoretical seminars. He is former Superintendent and Editor- in-Chief of Revista Brasileira de Psicanálise and was co-chair of the SBPSP’s annual Bion Meeting from 2008 to 2021. His work has been widely published.

    "Bion's contributions to psychoanalytic technique are complex, innovative, profound and deserve intense and repeated studies. His formulations represent the most radical paradigm shift in psychoanalysis"James Grotstein