By Paulo Cesar Sandler
The ultimate booklet within the three-volume sequence, A medical software of Bion’s Concepts is split in 4 elements. half I, throughout the reduction of a transdisciplinary research among psycho-analysis, arithmetic, and physics, proposes 4 accelerated adaptations of Bion’s epistemological software, The Grid. half II is a learn of the main elemental bearings of the psycho-analytic clinic—free institutions and unfastened floating attention—which evolves from the research of goals, lower than the contributions of Bion (presented in quantity I), in addition to from the examine of the analytic functionality and the functionality of the analyst (presented in quantity II). partly III, Sandler exhibits how the pursuit of fact could be noticeable as one of many reasons of the psycho-analytic research within the medical institution. half IV provides Sandler’s proposals for increasing the observational energy of current Bion’s theories.
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131; 1965, p. 32). Bion’s term “real psychoanalysis”, in its original formulation, is free from moral judgments. It allows discrimination between true and false. The moral vertex turns “true and false” into “right or wrong”. “And” present a paradox which calls not to be resolved; “or” turns it into an idea of attaining an absolute truth. Bion quotes Darwin: “judgment obstructs observation” (1962, p. 86). 10 A C L I N I CA L A P P L I CAT I O N O F B I O N ’ S C O N C E P T S The “real psychoanalysis” to which we aspire is at best only a reaching out towards that “real psychoanalysis”.
The hitherto available hypotheses are based on very limited observations in utero, and pre-natal life cannot start from the same experience. For life itself, in its “complete” material and psychic existence, is not S C I E N T I F I C R E S E A R C H I N P S Y C H OA N A LY S I S 15 at stake before the time of the baby’s first contact with air to provide oxygenation. Respiration and nourishment come in a readied form from the mother throughout the baby’s pre-natal life. Both are freely given to the unborn child as final products rather than initial stimuli (both external and internal), as happens in post-natal life.
3: The Tri-Dimension Grid Fig. 4: The Grid in time over the existing two, one may represent the intensity, or magnitude, of the constant conjunction of the genetic and function axes. There is no attempt to suggest the replacement of the original two-dimension Grid with the three-dimension one. The third dimension expands and helps comprehension of the existing two, though at the same time perhaps making the Grid more cumbersome. The following example tries to illustrate, through an earlier proposed Tri-Dimension Grid (Sandler, 1987; 1999), a clinical situation where the tool was used to make a clinical hypothesis after one session and as a prelude to another one.