The PCC's Continuing Education Committee and

The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles

are pleased to present

Toward a Jung/Bion Dialogue: W.R. Bion's Reading of C.G. Jung's Memories, Dreams and Reflections


Joseph Aguayo, PhD

The Psychoanalytic Center of California

The New Center for Psychoanalysis

The British Psychoanalytical Society

with Discussants

Ann Addison, PhD

University of Essex

Society of Analytical Psychology

Mark Winborn, PhD

Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts

C.G. Jung Institute - Küsnacht

Saturday, June 15, 2024

9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Pacific Daylight Time)

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (British Summer Time)

CEUs: 2.75

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Participants may attend in-person or on-line via Zoom. Space is limited to 35 seats for in-person participation. The Zoom Link will be emailed to participants one-week before the event.

In person location:

The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles*

10349 West Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90064

*Public parking is available on Kerwood Ave. or Almayo Ave. Attendees cannot park at the Golf Club on Pico Blvd. The Jung Institute does not have an agreement with the Golf club, so parked cars may be removed.

Program Description

Two of the most famous psychoanalysts after Sigmund Freud are C.G. Jung and W.R. Bion. Both men practiced psychoanalysis from different perspectives. In 2016, Joseph Aguayo was allowed to study Bion’s personally annotated copy of C.G. Jung’s autobiography, Memories, Dreams and Reflections (MDR). What did Bion think about Jung’s ideas? This program, a first-time collaboration in Los Angeles between a Jungian psychoanalytic institute and a contemporary British object relations institute, will provide insight into that question.

Analyst and scholars familiar with Bion’s work know that he rarely cited the work of contemporary analysts outside of the London Klein group. While he remained interested in the work of non-analytic authors (e.g., Kant, Keats, and Milton), it is unusual to see that he took a degree of interest in Jung’s MDR

To the question of why we should bother with Bion’s margin notes, Andre Green (1992) when commenting on Bion’s Cogitations, notes and sketches he left behind in notebooks, wrote: “Bion’s sketches and cast-offs are much more valuable than the common run of material that finds its way into print. These day-to-day jottings are like a breath of fresh air from the open sea.”

Program Schedule

9 am

Paper presentation, Joseph Aguayo

10:00 am

Audience discussion, Ann Addison

10:30 am


10:45 am

Audience Discussion, Mark Winborn

11:15 am

Questions and Answers with the Audience

12:00 pm


Target Audience

MD's, Psychologists, LCSW's, MFT's, Registered Nurses, candidates and members of psychoanalytic institutes, and student clinicians who are interested in psychoanalytic training programs.

Course Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Name a Kleinian concept that Bion used to understand Jung's unusual childhood experiences described in Memories, Dreams, and Reflections.
  2. Describe how Jung's concept of "myth" and Freud's concept of "construction" could be used by Jungian and Freudian psychoanalysts to accomplish similar objectives.
  3. Compare and contrast Jung's ideas about intuition with Bion's concept of "O."
  4. Identify one way that Bion's reading of Memories, Dreams, and Reflections influenced his 1974 Brazilian Lectures.

Program Faculty

Joseph Aguayo, PhD is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of California in West Los Angeles. He is a Member of the New Center for Psychoanalysis and a Guest Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society in London. He holds UCLA doctorates in both Clinical Psychology and European History. He has two co-edited publications, Wilfred Bion: Los Angeles Seminars and Supervision; and Bion in Buenos Aires (Karnac Books, 2013; 2017). His latest book is Introduction to the Clinical Work of W.R. Bion (Routledge, 2023). He has a forthcoming book, Bion in the Consulting Room, co-authored with R.D. Hinshelwood, Sira Dermen and Nicola Abel-Hirsch.


Ann Addison, PhD is a Lecturer in The Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex. Her research focuses on the history, comparison, and contemporary application of psychoanalytic concepts, with reference to the work of W.R. Bion and C.G. Jung. In 2016, she was awarded a PhD for her research, A Study of Transference Phenomena in the Light of Jung’s Psychoid Concept, and she has since published a book on this subject, Jung’s Psychoid Concept Contextualized. Teaching subjects in her portfolio range through Jungian, Object Relations, and other psychoanalytic theories; clinical techniques and reflective practice; psychoanalysis and the visual arts; applied psychoanalysis; and research methodology. As a Training Analyst, Society of Analytical Psychology, she also practices as a Jungian Psychoanalyst and Supervisor and has a clinical practice in London working with adults. Other positions she holds include Co-Editor-in-Chief of the international peer review Journal of Analytical Psychology.

Mark Winborn, PhD is a Jungian psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist. He is a Training Analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the C.G. Jung Institute - Küsnacht. His primary areas of interest are analytic technique and the integration of psychoanalytic theories. He has published or edited five books: Deep Blues: Human Soundscapes for the Archetypal Journey; Shared Realities: Participation Mystique and Beyond; Interpretation in Jungian Analysis: Art and TechniqueBeyond Persona: On Individuation and Beginnings with Jungian Analysts (with Lavinia Țânculescu-Popa); and Jungian Psychoanalysis: A Contemporary Introduction (part of the Routledge series - Introductions to Contemporary Psychoanalysis), as well as numerous articles and book chapters. He received the Gradiva prize from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis for the best article published in 2022; was a Gradiva finalist in 2014 for the best edited book in psychoanalysis; and an American Board & Academy of Psychoanalysis Book Prize Finalist in 2019. Additionally, he has presented papers at the past five Congresses of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, 2022). He lectures widely both in the USA and internationally.

Continuing Education Credit

The Psychoanalytic Center of California designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the California Medical Association (CMA)  through the Psychoanalytic Center of California. The Psychoanalytic Center of California  is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA)   to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

As per the California Board of Psychology, psychologists may apply AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ earned by attendance at this CME accredited live activity toward their continuing education requirement for licensing. 

The Psychoanalytic Center of California is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for LMFT's and LCSW's (CAMFT Approved Provider # 135374). The Psychoanalytic Center of California maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. This course meets the qualifications for 2.75 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. These learners must attend the entire course to claim credit; no partial credit is offered according to CAMFT requirements.


*Important note: Participants who plan to use the credits in another state should check with their licensing jurisdiction to see if the credits from an ACCME or CAMFT provider will be accepted.

Claiming Credit: Participants will receive a certificate of attendance at the event, which can be used toward licensing requirements. Credit is offered for actual instruction time and does not include breaks.


Refunds/Cancellations: Refunds, less a $10 administrative fee, will be made if cancellation notification is phoned or postmarked three (3) business days in advance of this program. There will be no refunds on requests received after the refund deadline. Full refunds are made in the event that PCC must cancel this program.


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Special Needs: Facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the conference, please contact the PCC Office by phone at (310) 478-4347 or via email at Special needs requests will be fulfilled if received one week prior to the event, which will ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs.


Commercial Support Disclaimer: The planners and presenters for this event have not received commercial support for this event nor are there any relevant financial relationships between the sponsors, presenters, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.


Financial Support Disclaimer: The planners and presenters for this event have no financial relationships to disclose.


Continuing Education Membership: Any person who attends a PCC Continuing Education conference shall become a Continuing Education Member for one year. The registration fee for the conference covers the cost of membership. A Continuing Education Member will be provided with a PCC newsletter as available, and the option to participate in periodic forums to discuss continuing education offerings. Continuing Education Members will also be eligible to attend Continuing Education planning meetings. 


Confidentiality:  By registering for this educational event, attendees agree to strictly maintain confidentiality of any clinical material shared and will not distribute or convey such confidential material outside of the conference. 

Program Planners

Continuing Education Committee: Philip Lance, PhD (co-chair), Leigh Tobias PhD (co-chair), Jennifer Kunst, PhD (member and CME coordinator); Chris Minnick, MD (member and CME chair); Persila Conversano, PsyD and Stacey Nicklas, PsyD (members); Jason Snyder, LMFT and Yelena Kashtuyeva, LMFT (candidate representative members).


General Admission (in-person or Zoom): $100

Current Candidate/PPP/Student Admission (in-person or Zoom): $50

PCC candidates-in-seminars Admission: Free

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