Intersubjective Systems Theory

A Fallibilist's Journey


Address for correspondence: Donna M. Orange, Ph.D., PsyD, 315 West 86th Street, 9E, New York, NY 10024. 917-478-9290.


Intersubjective systems theory is the view that personal experience always emerges, maintains itself, and transforms in relational contexts. It is held for reasons of personal inclinations, philosophical belief, and clinical conviction. As a clinical sensibility, it primarily includes an emphasis on the emotional convictions or organizing principles that systematize experience, the personal engagement of the analyst, and the refusal to argue about reality.