The proposed project seeks to expand and markedly redirect my work on 19th- and 20th-Century European-Continental philosophy to major theories in psychology and psychoanalytic practice. Specifically, it will investigate the philosophical underpinnings and implications of two current theories of psychoanalysis – ego-psychological and Lacanian – that are applied, not only in psychotherapy, but across the humanities and social sciences to analyze literary works and cultural forms. It will draw on my work in 19th-century philosophy to examine the Hegelian foundations of the ego-psychological techniques of therapeutic intervention and the Nietzschean foundations of Lacanian techniques. Its goals will be to analyze the implications of ego-psychoanalytic and Lacanian diagnostic categories and intervention techniques for both critical cultural analysis (of literature, popular culture, social movements, etc.) and pedagogy (teaching that aims to foster critical awareness of one's culture and personal identity). The first product of this research will be the formation of formal units of interdisciplinary instruction – called Bridge Readings – that link course materials in philosophy to specific texts in clinical psychology. The second product will be a scholarly article on the philosophical foundations of these psychological theories, on the one hand, and the implications to our understanding of the philosophical theories in light of therapeutic practices, on the other – a dialogue, then, between theory and practice. These two results – Bridge Reading Interdisciplinary Instruction & the scholarly article – will contribute the college's new Critical Theory concentration. Moreover, Bridge Reading Instruction - which demonstrate the relevance of philosophy to other disciplines in the academy - has been crucial to maintaining the Philosophy Department's contribution to the overall liberal arts mission of the college.