A major aspect of the new model of psychoanalysis that Orange and Stolorow (and others) work with is the intersubjective relational elements of development and adult relationships, especially as it manifests in the therapeutic alliance. In this perspective, the therapist is no longer a blank slate onto whom the client projects transferences and "hidden drives," but rather, an integral part of the therapeutic dyad, a participant with the client in healing developmental wounds.
Beyond Instinct & Intellect: Modern Psychoanalysis from The New School on FORA.tv
Beyond Instinct & Intellect: Modern Psychoanalysis
George Hagman, author of Aesthetic Experience: Beauty, Creativity, Donna Orange, author of Emotional Understanding, and Thinking for Clinicians, debate the future of psychoanalysis.
They ask whether or not a cross-disciplinary approach is possible in approaching psychotherapy.
George HagmanGeorge Hagman is the author of Aesthetic Experience: Beauty, Creativity and the Search for the Ideal, and is faculty at National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. He has published numerous articles. He is the director of Clinical Outpatient Services, Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System.
Dr. Donna OrangeDonna Ornage is Faculty, Training, and Supervising Analyst at Institute for the Specialization of Relational Psychoanalytic Psychology in Rome, as well as faculty and supervising analyst at The Institute for the Study of Subjectivity in New York. She has co-authored two works, Worlds of Experience (2002), and Working Intersubjectively, as well as authored on her own, Emotional Understanding, and Thinking for Clinicians.