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 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 Orange
Donna 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.
Inspiring? Yes! Dr Orange's presentation brings together major themes in current therapeutic thinking that are worth considering by all who have an interest in psychotherapy (as practice or a lens into the human condition). It is heartening to hear phenomenology, a central part of the method of most humanistic psychotherapies, being discussed in the context of contemporary psychoanalysis. The previous comment could only be made by someone who didn't listen or could not understand the presentation.