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Schwaber, E.A. (1987). Models of the Mind and Data-Gathering in Clinical Work. Psychoanal. Inq., 7(2):261-275.

(1987). Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 7(2):261-275

Models of the Mind and Data-Gathering in Clinical Work

Evelyne Albrecht Schwaber, M.D.

For as soon as anyone deliberately concentrates his attention to a certain degree, he begins to select from the material before him; one point will be fixed in his mind with particular clearness and some other will be correspondingly disregarded, and in making this selection he will be following his expectations or inclinations. … if he follows his expectations he is in danger of never finding anything but what he already knows; and if he follows his inclinations he will certainly falsify what he may perceive.

Freud, 1912

In the movie now voyager the heroine reads the words from Walt Whitman's poem (1855) which her psychiatrist has written for her:

The untold want by life and land ne'er granted,

Now voyager sail thou forth to seek and find.

Bette Davis, as the patient, does literally sail forth, leaving her mother behind, to find new clothes, a new image, and a man to love. Claude Raines, as her psychiatrist, has facilitated her capacity for this venture.

Miss K. is intensely identified with this heroine.

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