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Katz, A.W. (2000). Psychic Reality And Psychic Change: A Therapeutic Journey. Psychoanal. Rev., 87(1):81-100.

(2000). Psychoanalytic Review, 87(1):81-100

Psychic Reality And Psychic Change: A Therapeutic Journey

Anita Weinreb Katz, Ph.D.

Tell all the Truth but tell it slant-Success

in Circuit lies

Too bright for our infirm Delight

The Truth's superb surprise

As Lightning to the Children eased

With explanation kind

The Truth must dazzle gradually

Or every man be blind—

—Emily Dickinson

In this article the Australian film Proof (1992), directed by Jocelyn Moorehouse, is used to study the psychic reality of a 32-year-old blind man, as well as to study how it developed in a particular way, and how it changed (that is, how he changed). I view unconscious beliefs, perceptions, and behavior as parallel processes, determining both the choice of love object and the way of relating to that object. The internal drama is repeated and lived out in external relationships. In this film the struggle for growth and development inevitably lead the protagonist to find a person who helps him resume his blocked development. The film affords an avenue to understand the subject's affect and intrapsychic conflict, and how it plays out in seeking safety, pleasure, and power in interpersonal relationships.

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