Bion and Thoughts Too Deep for Words
Psychoanalysis, Suggestion and the Language of the Unconscious
On the 9th and 10th of April 2021 the Bulgarian Society for psychoanalytic Psychotherapy hold an international conference with Dr Robert Caper. He is an american psychoanalyst, author of multiple analytic papers and several books with teaching experience in the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Spain, France, Brazil, UK and Bulgaria. He was on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Journal of Psychoanalysis.
The conference was online in English, Spanish and Bulgarian. Over 100 psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic therapists from the USA, UK, Italy, Spain, Chiley, Brazil, the Chech Republic, France, Norway and Bulgaria took part.
In the conference Robert Caper had two lectures and a supervision masterclass. Using Bion’s ideas about containment, group functioning and the fundamental psychologica need for truth, Robert Caper suggested that among all psychological interventions, psychoanalysis not only holds a unique claim for a scientific status, but also is uniqly posed to promote psychological development.
Dr Caper’s eponymous book “Bion and Thoughts Too Deep for Words: Psychanalysis, Suggestion and the Language of the Unconscious” would be of special interest to psychotherapists, psychologists and psychoanalysts who are sensitive towards the link between suggestion and psychoanalysis. The author examines the relationship between unconscious communication, group dynamics, containment and the psychological development in a very original way.