Intersubjectivity in psychoanalysis: a critical review.

  title={Intersubjectivity in psychoanalysis: a critical review.},
  author={Josh W. Dunn},
  journal={The International journal of psycho-analysis},
  volume={76 ( Pt 4)},
  • Josh W. Dunn
  • Published 1995 in The International journal of psycho-analysis
The intersubjective critique of the classical model's positivistic tradition is examined. Classical analysis construes the core of mental life as a discrete entity that can be relatively interpretively captured as such. In contrast, the intersubjectivists construe core psychic processes as inseparable from a relational matrix. The intersubjective critique is traced to the theoretical tensions in Freud's concepts of transference/countertransference and ego development. Questions are raised… CONTINUE READING