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

The New World of Self is a remarkable work that reads like a series of master classes on the essentials of what has come to be known as self psychology, founded by the grandmaster himself, Heinz Kohut. Charles Strozier and coauthors, provide a fascinating overview of the evolution of Kohut’s transformative understanding of the self. After laying this groundwork, each consecutive chapter offers a captivating in-depth exploration of the vicissitudes of empathy, transference, dreams, sexuality, rage, and therapeutic process. Strozier and colleagues have brought Kohut’s work into a truly modern-day context, making it accessible for therapists of many different disciplines and a treasured guide for any ardent practitioner of psychotherapy.