Chuck Strozier Books

Heinz Kohut: The Making of a Psychoanalyst

Kohut’s “self psychology” re-imagined psychanalysis as a theory and practice based on empathy. Many had flailed at the stout walls of classical ego psychology. It took someone from the inside, a man who at first had firmly embraced orthodoxy, to think things from the ground up,

 

“This impeccably researched book, written in a clear elegant style that clarifies even complicated ideas carries us along like an exciting novel.”

– Sophie Freud, American Journal of Psychotherapy

This book is a must-read for any serious student of self psychology and psychoanalysis. Strozier and his colleagues have penetrated the often obscure and difficult prose of Heinz Kohut to present a clear and compelling text that spells out the essence of self psychology and the implications of it as additional paradigm for understanding human psychology. Kohut located self psychology clearly in the context of both classical psychoanalytic theory and the other schools of psychoanalytic thought. As the biographer of Kohut, Strozier is a singularly qualified guide for this task, and he has executed it masterfully.