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

I greatly admire this new book on the work of Heinz Kohut by Strozier and his colleagues. It will become the basic text on self psychology in any curriculum. The open and courageous voice of The New World of Self captures the deepest meaning of Kohut’s monumental contribution to psychoanalysis.