Donna Orange – New York University (USA)


Donna Orange – New York University (USA)

Educated in philosophy, clinical psychology and psychoanalysis, Donna Orange, PhD, PsyD, teaches at NYU Postdoc (New York); IPSS (Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, New York); ISIPS (Roma and Milano); Istituto di Gestalt HCC Italy (Syracuse, Palermo, Milan). She runs study groups in philosophy, in the history of psychoanalysis, and in contemporary relational psychoanalysis. She is author of Emotional Understanding: Studies in Psychoanalytic Psychology; Thinking for Clinicians: Philosophical Resources for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Humanistic Psychotherapies, and The Suffering Stranger: Hermeneutics for Everyday Clinical Practice (2011). With George Atwood and Robert Stolorow she has written Working Intersubjectively: Contextualism in Psychoanalytic Practice and Worlds of Experience: Interweaving Philosophical and Clinical Dimensions in Psychoanalysis. With Roger Frie, she co-edited Beyond Postmodernism: Extending the Reach of Clinical Theory. She has also written Nourishing the Inner Life of Clinicians and Humanitarians: The Ethical Turn in Psychoanalysis, and in press, Climate Justice, Psychoanalysis, and Radical Ethics (2016). Her philosophical studies include pragmatism, ethics, phenomenology, and many topics in the history of philosophy. In psychoanalysis, she wonders about the ways in which traumatic experience and fixed ideas, including especially her own, interact to inhibit dialogue and hospitality.

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