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

Strozier, Pinteris, Kelley, and Cher offer a fresh, engaging, and enlightening portrait of Kohut as the psychoanalyst who introduced empathy into psychoanalytic theory and practice. Kohut conceived of trauma, healing, and the development of the self in profoundly humane terms. Through its clarity of language, use of clinical and historical interviews, and organization of themes, The New World of Self offers psychotherapists of all persuasions and scholars interested in studying talk therapy practical and thought-provoking access to Kohut’s transformative contributions.