N.32 - The psychoanalytic field according to the model developed by analysts of APdeba. Groupal aspects of the mind and their influence in groups, pairs, family, institutions

W. Bion, D. Meltzer. Social and Individual Thought in Psychoanalysis

Abstract

The purpose of this work is to focus on the psychoanalytical concepts which, after Freud, Ferenczi and M. Klein, were developed by Bion and Meltzer, who are the ones who continued their work.
Bion (1961) is usually identified as an author who, due to his great creativity, has conceptualized institutional and group phenomena. In his book about group experience, he clearly and accurately stated mental phenomena, which exist in every human group. As it has been already mentioned, Bion has assigned an important role to leadership within group phenomena, which will give form to a group mentality, which states a parallelism with a politics level.
Meltzer, inspired in M. Klein, will take an interest in spaces as we will see (more deeply) a little bit later. However, he is beginning to support the importance of spaces inside oneself, inside objects which will be relentlessly staged in the analytical process via the transference.  Meltzer (1990) calls: the apprehension of beauty. The object is valued for what it is in its immanent reality, what it reflects that human being in different attitudes and situations.
The Clinical Dimension will be illustrated than Bion and Meltzer ideas.

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