Strozier is not only Kohut’s biographer but his leading interpreter. He is clearer about Kohut than Kohut. This book by Strozier and his colleagues is essential for any grasp of Kohut’s influence and significance for us now.
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,
– Sophie Freud, American Journal of Psychotherapy