Over the past fifty years dramatic ideas and discoveries have arisen out of the work of analysts. In Phantasy in Everyday Life the author is mainly concerned with Melanie Klein's contribution to the field and with everyday application of her theories. Central to the author's theme is Melanie Klein's concept of phantasy - the unconscious fantasies which control our assumptions, our thoughts, our emotions and our behavior. The first half of the book is concerned with daily life; the second more with theoretical issues. Written from her direct experience,the author's work will prove invaluable both to professionals and to the wider general public.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Phantasy as Perception -- Phantasies and Feelings -- Phantasies In Relationships (1) -- Phantasies in Relationships (2) -- Blame, Intention and Responsibility -- Phantasies Related to Family Life -- Phantasies about Work -- Evidence: (1) In the Consulting Room -- Evidence: (2) In the Outside World -- Bibliography and Suggestions for Further Reading