27. September 2019

Öffentlicher Vortrag

 Freitag, 27. September 2019

Some ideas on representation in the treatment of trauma and the link with primal repression

Rudi Vermote, Prof. Dr. (Leuven) 

Moderation: Bianca Gueye, Dr. med. (Zürich)

  • 20:30 Uhr
  • Freud-Institut Zürich, Seefeldstrasse 62, 8008 Zürich 
  • Die Veranstaltung des Zyklus ist öffentlich, Eintritt frei
  • Anerkannt von SGPP und PSY-Verbänden, 2 Credits

Containment, space and time: An emotional storm that is more or less intensive, is at the base of each psychoanalytic treatment. The psychoanalytic art is to keep the space and the right attitude to use it’s power to initiate transformational psychic change. Starting from a clinical case, we will discuss different forms of containment of this storm that are not mutually exclusive.  In the lecture an overarching model will be used as reference. It is mainly based on Bion’s work, but also integrates other perspectives. The aim is to make it possible for an analyst to situating his/her own work and becoming more aware of his/her technique and model of psychic change in relation to other models and techniques and eventually deepening it.

Rudi Vermote is training analyst and past president of the Belgian Society of Psychoanalysis and a member of the Clinical Research Committee of the IPA and Member of the International New Groups Committee of the IPA, sponsor of the Taiwan Psychoanalytical Study group and honorary member of the Psychoanalytic Center of California. He is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry of the University of Leuven, where he is still the head of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy postgraduate training program and he is a visiting professor at the Kyoto University.


  • Reith, B., Moller, M., LaBoots, J., Crick, P., Ed., Gibault, A., Jaffe, R., Lagerlöf, S., Vermote, R. (2017). Beginning Psychoanalysis. London: Routledge.
  • Vermote R. (2019). Reading Bion. Teaching Series New Psychoanalytic Library. Series Editor Birksted-Breen D. London: Routledge.


  • Vermote, R (2009). The basic layer of the interpersonal field. In Ferro A. and Basile R. (Eds.) The Analytic Field: A Clinical Concept. London: Karnac Books.
  • Vermote, R  (2009e) . Bion's critical approach of psychoanalysis. In: Mawson C. (Ed) Bion now. Series Editor Birksted-Breen, D. Routledge London
  • Vermote, R. (2011). Getting to know the “early” Bion. Int. Forum Psychoanal., 20
  • Vermote, R. (2011). On the Value of ‘Late Bion’ to Analytic Theory and Practice. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 92.
  • Vermote R. (2014). Der undifferenzierte Bereich psychischen Geschehens: Ein integratives Modell und seine klinischen Implikationen. ZpTP, 4.
  • Vermote, R. (2016) On Bion’s text ‘Emotional Turbulence’: a focus on experience and the unknown, in H. Levine and G. Civitarese (eds.) (2016), The W.R. Bion tradition, Karnac.
  • Vermote, R. (2017). ‘Attacks on linking’ revisited from Bion’s later work. In: Bronstein C., O’Shaughnessy, E. (Eds.) Attacks on linking revisited, London: Routledge.
  • Vermote, R. (2019). Regression in the work of Winnicott and Bion. In Allisobahni, A. and Corstorphine, G. (Eds.) Explorations in Bion’s “O”. New York: Routledge

Klinisches Seminar

Samstag, 28. September 2019
10:15 bis 11:45 Uhr

Freud-Institut Zürich, Seefeldstrasse 62, 8008 Zürich

Die Teilnahme an diesem klinischen Seminar ist den Mitgliedern SGPsa / IPA, den Kandidatinnen und Kandidaten der SGPsa und den Teilnehmenden der postgradualen Weiterbildung in psychoanalytischer Psychotherapie vorbehalten.