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Part 3: Klein, Winnicott and Bion: Clinical Convergence and Theoretical Differences  |  View Full Calendar

Presented by Professor Robert Hinshelwood, Professor Lesley Caldwell, Joseph Aguayo, Ph.D.


Thursday, April 20, 2017, 8 - 10 PM

Part 3:  Dialogue on the Clinical and Theoretical Differences/Similarities between Bion and Winnicott

Our series culminates with a dialogue between two international experts on the clinical theories of Bion and Winnicott.  Professors Robert Hinshelwood and Lesley Caldwell will dialogue with one another on some of the core concepts associated with these two analytic pioneers.  These two members of the British Psychoanalytical Society in London are recognized for their contributions to the Bion and Winnicott literature.  Selections will be made from ideas, such as:  the ‘holding environment,’ ‘container/contained,’ the ‘role of the analyst’s subjective reactions and the countertransference,’ and the role of the external object.  We note here how unique it is in the new millennium to have members of what have been schools of analytic thought that have been long antagonistic to one another appear in public to discuss their clinical convergences and differences.  Ample room will be made for an exchange with the audience in a Q & A portion of the program.  This dialogue presentation will be moderated by Dr. Joseph Aguayo. 

 Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:

·   Explicate some of the key differences between Winnicott’s and Bion’s concepts, e.g., the

container/contained and the holding environment

·   Explicate some of the differences between Bion’s and Winnicott’s ideas about the role of the external object in their evolving theories of mind

·   Understand better why a public dialogue about clinical differences between Kleinians like Bion and independents like Winnicott has been so long in coming


Professor Robert Hinshelwood is Emeritus Professor of Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex.  Central among his numerous and prolific publications that span over 35 years is the classic Dictionary of Kleinian Thought, which was recently revised by a team of Kleinian analysts led by Elizabeth Spillius.  Most recently, he has co-edited a volume, Bion’s Sources, with Nino TorresHe enjoys traveling and lecturing in all three IPA regions around the world.  He is also a specialist in the history of Kleinian and Bionian psychoanalysis.


Professor Lesley Caldwell is Honorary Professor of the University College London Psychoanalysis Unit.  She is also a psychoanalyst in private practice affiliated with the British Psychoanalytic Association and a guest member of the British Psychoanalytical Society.  Most recently, she has been the joint general editor with Helen Taylor Robinson of the long-awaited 12-volume edition of The Complete Works of D.W. Winnicott (Oxford University Press, 2016).  She is a Training and Supervising Analyst for the IPA’s China Program and a training analyst for the London Independent Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Association (IPCAPA). She is also Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Italian Department at University College London and has written and published in the areas of Italian cinema, the city of Rome, and the Italian family.


   Joseph Aguayo, Ph.D., is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of California and is in private practice in West Los Angeles. He is also a Guest Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society in London.  He merges his clinical and research interests by numerous publications in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis on the clinical history of Kleinian and Bionian psychoanalysis.  His forthcoming book, Bion in Buenos Aires: Seminars and Supervision, is a co-edited project with Lia Pistiner de Cortinas and Agnes Regeczkey that will be formally launched at this summer’s IPA Congress in Buenos Aires. 


Program coordinators: Joseph Aguayo, Ph.D., John Lundgren, M.D., and David James Fisher, Ph.D. 


Three Thursdays: March 23, April 13 and April 20, 2017, 8 PM-10 PM  

*6 CE credits offered ( 2 CE credits for each lecture)

$150 is the flat fee for this package of three presentations


Target Audience: Clinicians, interns, students, and scholars with an interest in psychoanalysis

Location: NCP Auditorium, 2014 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025

Pre-registration is required and is on a first come, first served basis. 

Registration begins on January 20 and must be completed online at:


How to obtain lecture paper:

Once registrants are officially enrolled with RegPack, they can email Joseph Aguayo, Ph.D., at and request a copy of his Winnicott and Bion paper.  This is the only paper that will be emailed for this series of presentations. 




IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of these CME/CE programs have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.



These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates these Live Activities for the maximum of 6 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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