Sunday, October 31, 2010

Donna Orange - Beyond Instinct and Intellect: Modern Psychoanalysis

Donna Orange is one of the leading psychoanalysts in America and has been associated with the intersubjective school of psychoanalysis, but she is better understood to be a proponent for the philosophical basis for perspectival realism.

In this video she speaks about the future of psychoanalysis in a debate with George Hagman.

Based on my current readings, contemporary psychoanalysis is becoming increasingly and self-consciously phenomenological, dialogical, and humanistic. People like Robert Stolorow are also pushing the field toward a greater integration of social construction theory and intersubjectivity - a more relational psychoanalysis.

Donna Orange and Robert Stolorow (with George Atwood) collaborated on Working Intersubjectively: Contextualism in Psychoanalytic Practice.

Beyond Instinct and Intellect: Modern Psychoanalysis

Donna Orange, author of "Emotional Understanding" and "Thinking for Clinicians," and George Hagman, author of "Aesthetic Experience: Beauty, Creativity, and the Search for the Ideal," debate the future of psychoanalysis.

They ask whether or not a cross-disciplinary approach is possible in approaching psychotherapy.

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