2. From trauma to phantasy
5. Character, sex, and the unconscious
Will and intellect
The Psycho-Pathology of Everyday Life
8. Unconscious dramas
on to him from elsewhere.
A Very Short Introduction
Tom Burns and Eva Burns‐Lundgren
8. Psychotherapy now and in the future
Gillian Butler and McManus Freda
8. What happens when things go wrong? Abnormal psychology
Two people, a patient and psychoanalyst, meet at set times each week; the patient is free to say whatever comes to mind. Sometimes the psychoanalyst might act as catalyst, speaking in order to help the patient who is silent and blocked; or might also clarify, underline something striking, and then interpret what has been said or done. Interpretation here means to draw out latent meanings. The patient perhaps agrees or disagrees, moves off at a tangent, adding detail, feeling moved and well understood, or positively annoyed. He or she makes use of an interpretation or not. They talk
3. Time and space
The timing of experience
, to implications for free will and responsibility.
Clocks and rabbits
Imagine that you are sitting reading a book when, just as you turn the page, you notice that the clock is chiming. A moment ago you were not aware of the chimes but now, suddenly, they have entered your awareness. At that moment, you can remember the sounds you were not listening to and count the chimes you did not hear. Perhaps there have been three already and you go on to find that it is six o’clock.
3. Voices on the page
tales, tellers, & translators
A real fairy tale, a tale in its true function, is a tale within a circle of listeners.
A fairy tale keeps on the move between written and spoken versions and back again, between print and performance, and, since the coming of mass media, between page and screen; this peripatetic character confirms the sense that the fairytale genre does not possess a precisely delineated literary form, as does a novel by Jane Austen, but is as fluid as a conversation taking place over centuries. The audience is not necessarily assembled in
7. In the dock
don’t bet on the prince
‘Is it dark down there, Prince Horrendous?
Snow White (1937) and Cinderella (1950), rose up and protested against the lies and stereotyping in the stories, the wishful thinking, the distorted values, the beauty queen fantasies, and the pervasive bad faith of the promise, ‘and they lived happily ever after’. They further attacked the way re-tellers and films sanitized the original stories, taming them in order to indoctrinate small children and adolescents even more deceitfully. Fairy tales were denounced as a blunt tool of patriarchy, the bourgeoisie, cosmetic surgeons,