“Starting from one’s own home”: Exploring the Independent Tradition theory and technique

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Independent Psychoanalytic Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Association (IPCAPA)/bpf

18 May 2022

Time: 19:00 - 20:30

Price: non IPCAPA/bpf trainees: £ 10.00; non IPCAPA/bpf members: £ 20.00

Location: online


In this scientific meeting, Professor Vincenzo Bonaminio will present his contemporary Winnicottian perspective on Theory and Technique. We hope to expand our thinking on Winnicott’s ideas and discuss his relevance for clinical practice today.

He will focus and present on Winnicott’s clinical practice and the theorizing associated with it; the concept of ‘transitional space’, the idea on holding and staying with the patient, the difference between regression and withdrawal and Winnicott’s revolutionary psychoanalytic stance in the analytic work. There will be an exploration of transitional phenomena as a way of locating internal and external objects and the influence on enabling engagement between analyst and patient to involve authentic feelings, including hate. The presenter will explore Winnicott’s view on the analyst’s bodily participation function, rather than the analyst only as a ‘psychic container’, and the two different analytic functions could hold for the patients. Moving forward there will be an evaluation on the use of interpretation as well as the use of transference and calibrating through it in the analytic room.

Presenter: Professor Vincenzo Bonaminio
Professor Vincenzo Bonaminio is a training and supervising analyst of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society and works in Rome in a private practice with adults, adolescents, and children. For over 25 years he has been Director of the D.W. Winnicott Institute, and is Director of the Winnicott Centre, Italy, running a 4 year training Programme in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with children, adolescents and the parental couple. He is Member of the Board of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and IPA Child and Adult Analyst. He is an Emeritus Professor at SAPIENZA, University of Rome and Founder and Co-Editor of the psychoanalytic book series: Psicoanalisi Contemporanea : sviluppi e prospettive. He is a Founder and co-editor of a quarterly journal Richard and Piggle for the Psychoanalytic study of the child. Last but not least his book called “Playing at Work: Clinical Essays in a Contemporary Winnicottian Perspective on Technique” will come out end of May 2022.

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