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 makes complex theory readily accessible in prose that has the liveliness and originality of good fiction while at the same time placing self psychology’s ongoing evolution in historical context. Strozier and his co-authors tell the story of how Kohut’s theory transformed psychoanalysis in the 1970s while laying essential groundwork for the contemporary theories that followed. New biographical details add further richness to this special offering.