Bion And The Buddha: To Hold Infinity In The Palm Of Your Hand And Eternity In An Hour | 03/23/2019

Class size will be limited.
Enrollment closes Thursday, March 21, 2019.
No refunds after class begins.

NON-STUDENT (Licensed): $65

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Joseph Bobrow, Ph.D.

Saturday, March 23, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

LAISPS Classroom
12011 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 520
Los Angeles, CA  90049

This Course is Approved for 3 CE/CME’s

Elizabeth E. Berlese, Ph.D.
Extension Program Chair


Forging a subject is an important part of the analytic process. Developing the capacity to make use of the analyst, other “others,” and to meet, subject to subject, is likewise a familiar analytical trajectory. Being open to experience that is not easily classified, that may even defy cognitive understanding, experience we may call trans-subjective or spiritual, can paradoxically add depth and meaning that may remain otherwise unavailable. We will examine the interplay between some of Bion’s ideas—including “O,” truth, and the analyst’s attention (without attachment to memory, desire and understanding)—and the principles and practices of Buddhism. We will explore their overlap and differences, with a view toward unpacking this elusive and rich dimension of clinical work and human life.

Target Audience

This program meets the needs of all mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists


Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Identify the key ideas of Bion regarding trans-subjective experience and the optimal attentive stance of the analyst.
  • Explain the principles and practices of Buddhism and how they compare and contrast with Bion’s formulations.
  • Compare through an integrative lens how subjective, intersubjective and trans-subjective or spiritual dimensions make distinctive contributions to analytic experience and a life well-lived.
  • Demonstrate conversance with experience, solitary and relational, that cannot be captured with conceptual formulations.


Important Disclosure: None of the planners or presenters of this CME/CE program has any relevant financial relationship to disclose.

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement

Accreditation Statement: LAISPS is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. LAISPS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Physicians: LAISPS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certificate in Continuing Medical Education.
Psychologists: LAISPS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LAISPS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists: The Board of Behavioral Sciences no longer approves CE providers. However, LAISPS is approved by the APA to provide CE hours and the BBS will accept these hours for CE credit.

Please Note:

  • Participants must complete an online evaluation within 2 weeks of completing this CE/CME activity in order to receive credit.
  • According to APA guidelines, CE credit can only be awarded to psychologists for full attendance

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