Heinz Kohut and the Psychology of the Self

Heinz Kohut and the Psychology of the Self

(1995) 'Self Psychology after Kohut: A Polylogue,' Special issue of
Psychoanalytic Dialogues, vol. 5, no. 3. Ornstein, P. (1990) 'Introduction: The
Unfolding and Completion of Heinz Kohut's Paradigm of Psychoanalysis,' in P.
Ornstein (ed.) ...

Author: Allen M. Siegel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134883929

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Heinz Kohut's work represents an important departure from the Freudian tradition of psychoanalysis. A founder of the Self Psychology movement in America, he based his practice on the belief that narcissistic vulnerabilities play a significant part in the suffering that brings people for treatment. Written predominantly for a psychoanalytic audience Kohut's work is often difficult to interpret. Siegel uses examples from his own practice to show how Kohut's innovative theories can be applied to other forms of treatment.
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The Restoration of the Self

The Restoration of the Self

This volume puts forth some of Kohut’s most influential ideas on achieving emotional health through a balanced, creative, and joyful sense of self.

Author: Heinz Kohut

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226450155

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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In his foundational work The Restoration of the Self, noted psychoanalyst Heinz Kohut boldly challenges what he called “the limits of classical analytic theory” and the Freudian orthodoxy. Here Kohut proposes a “psychology of the self” as a theory in its own right—one that can stand beside the teachings of Freud and Jung. Using clinical data, Kohut explores issues such as the role of narcissism in personality, when a patient can be considered cured, and the oversimplifications and social biases that unduly influenced Freudian thought. This volume puts forth some of Kohut’s most influential ideas on achieving emotional health through a balanced, creative, and joyful sense of self. "Kohut speaks clearly from his identity as a psychoanalyst-healer, showing that he is more of a psychoanalyst than most, and yet calling for major theoretical revisions including a redefinition of the essence of psychoanalysis.”—American Journal of Psychotherapy
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Advances in Self Psychology

Advances in Self Psychology

Author: Heinz Kohut

Publisher: International Universities PressInc

ISBN: UOM:39015031593083

Category: Psychology

Page: 562

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Self Psychology and the Humanities

Self Psychology and the Humanities

This posthumous book presents his writings and teachings, about the role of the individual, as well as of the "group self," in history, art, religion, and politics.

Author: Heinz Kohut

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0393335550

Category: Psychology

Page: 324

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Included are previously unpublished essays on courage, leadership, and the self in society, earlier published papers presenting the theoretical basis of Kohut's ideas, and transcripts of conversations between Kohut and Strozier about cultures as interpreted by depth psychology.Psychoanalysts, as well as historians and others interested in the history of ideas, will welcome the publication of Kohut's last work.
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The Analysis of the Self

The Analysis of the Self

This volume, best known for its groundbreaking analysis of narcissism, is essential reading for scholars and practitioners seeking to understand human personality in its many incarnations. “Kohut has done for narcissism what the novelist ...

Author: Heinz Kohut

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226450148

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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Psychoanalyst, teacher, and scholar, Heinz Kohut was one of the twentieth century's most important intellectuals. A rebel according to many mainstream psychoanalysts, Kohut challenged Freudian orthodoxy and the medical control of psychoanalysis in America. In his highly influential book The Analysis of the Self, Kohut established the industry standard of the treatment of personality disorders for a generation of analysts. This volume, best known for its groundbreaking analysis of narcissism, is essential reading for scholars and practitioners seeking to understand human personality in its many incarnations. “Kohut has done for narcissism what the novelist Charles Dickens did for poverty in the nineteenth century. Everyone always knew that both existed and were a problem. . . . The undoubted originality is to have put it together in a form which carries appeal to action.”—International Journal of Psychoanalysis
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Treating the Self

Treating the Self

Written by Ernest Wolf, a close collaborator of Heinz Kohut, this is a personal account of the process of self psychology presented by one of the foremost experts in the field.

Author: Ernest S. Wolf

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1572308427

Category: Psychology

Page: 194

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Now available in paper for the first time, this classic text is about how an analyst analyzes. Rooted in the theory of psychoanalytic self psychology as put forth by Heinz Kohut and his colleagues, Treating the Self focuses on the application of the self-psychological concept of the psyche to the actual conduct of psychoanalytic treatment. The result is not a "how-to" approach, but rather a volume that suggests a theory of treatment and offers guidelines for creative ways of thinking about therapy. Written by Ernest Wolf, a close collaborator of Heinz Kohut, this is a personal account of the process of self psychology presented by one of the foremost experts in the field.
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Self Psychology and Diagnostic Assessment

Self Psychology and Diagnostic Assessment

This book makes a strong case for the importance of the clinical identification of self states.

Author: Marshall L. Silverstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135690366

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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The self psychology of Heinz Kohut has been an important force in contemporary psychoanalytic thought and its ramifications for therapy have been extensively explored. Now, Marshall Silverstein offers the first analysis of the application of self psychology to projective diagnostic assessment. Differentiating the self psychological approach from an ego psychological interpretation of classical drive theory, he clearly outlines the principal contributions of Kohut, including the concepts of selfobject functions, empathy, transmuting internalization, and compensatory structure. Providing numerous clinical examples, he shows how the major selfobject functions of mirroring, idealization, and twinship can be identified on projective tests. Silverstein then demonstrates how conventional assessment approaches to grandiosity, self-esteem, and idealization can be reconceptualized within the framework of self psychology, and he also contrasts ego psychological interpretations with self psychological interpretations. This book makes a strong case for the importance of the clinical identification of self states. It will help practitioners understand their patients' varied attempts to repair an injury to the self to restore self-esteem (compensatory structure) and the clinical consequences of self-disorders, including disintegration products such as narcissistic rage and affect states characterized by empty depression, chronic boredom, and lack of zest.
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Progress in Self Psychology V 10

Progress in Self Psychology  V  10

The tenth volume in the Progress in Self Psychology series begins with four timely assessments of the selfobject concept, followed by a section of clinical papers that span the topics of homosexuality, alter ego countertransference, ...

Author: Arnold I. Goldberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134889211

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

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The tenth volume in the Progress in Self Psychology series begins with four timely assessments of the selfobject concept, followed by a section of clinical papers that span the topics of homosexuality, alter ego countertransference, hypnosis, trauma, dream theory, and intersubjective approaches to conjoint therapy. Section III, "A Dialogue of Self Psychology," offers Merton Gill's astute appreciation of "Heinz Kohut's Self Psychology," followed by commentaries by Leider and Stolorow and Gill's reply. The concluding section offers Stolorow and Atwood's "The Myth of the Isolated Mind," followed by discussions by Gehrie and the Shanes. A forum for the kind of spirited, productive exchanges that have long found a home within the self-psychological community, A Decade of Progress builds on the past in responding to the theoretical and clinical challenges of the present.
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Releasing the Self

Releasing the Self

This book revisits in depth Kohut's own accounts of his theory and clinical work and links them with other contemporary perspectives within psychoanalysis.

Author: Phil Mollon

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110803454

Category: Medical

Page: 278

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This book revisits in depth Kohut's own accounts of his theory and clinical work and links them with other contemporary perspectives within psychoanalysis. Contents: Rage, shame and presymbolic dread Discerning invisible structures Perversion, the vertical split and the psychoeconomic dimension The healing process in Kohut's psychoanalysis Empathy and the intersubjectivists Kohut and the internal object Impasse and Oedipus Schizophrenia and depression The fragmented self and the thwarted self The developmental neurobiology of the self object relationship Self psychology perspectives on childhood trauma Further reflections on psychoanalytic cure
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Self Psychology

Self Psychology

This comprehensive, introductory text makes the concepts of self psychology accessible for both students and clinicians.

Author: Peter A. Lessem

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781461630647

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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This comprehensive, introductory text makes the concepts of self psychology accessible for both students and clinicians. Beginning with an overview of the development of Kohut's ideas, particularly those on narcissism and narcissistic development, the author lucidly explains self object concept and why it is at the core of the self psychological vision of human experience. The book also covers how self psychology conceives of psychological growth, therapeutic action, and psychopathology and offers valuable guidance for the clinician who puts self psychological treatment into practice.
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Psychotherapy After Kohut

Psychotherapy After Kohut

Author: Ronald R. Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0881631299

Category: Psychology

Page: 344

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Hailed as "a superb textbook aimed at introducing psychoanalytic self psychology to students of psychotherapy" (Robert D. Stolorow), Psychotherapy After Kohut is unique in its grasp of the theoretical, clinical, and historical grounds of the emergence of this new psychotherapy paradigm. Lee and Martin acknowledge self psychology's roots in Freud's pioneering clinical discoveries and go on to document its specific indebtedness to the work of Sandor Ferenczi and British object relations theory. Proceeding to readable, scholarly expositions of the principal concepts introduced by Heinz Kohut, the founder of self psychology, they skillfully explore the further blossoming of the paradigm in the decade following Kohut's death. In tracing the trajectory of self psychology after Kohut, Lee and Martin pay special attention to the impact of contemporary infancy research, intersubjectivity theory, and recent empirical and clinical findings about affect development and the meaning and treatment of trauma.
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Using Self Psychology in Child Psychotherapy

Using Self Psychology in Child Psychotherapy

At the time, I had begun discussing cases with my father, who is a psychoanalyst
and self psychologist. In addition, I began reading the works of Heinz Kohut, the
father of self psychology. As I gained knowledge of Kohut's ideas, I began to feel
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Author: Jule P. Miller

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781461632436

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Shows how self psychology allows child patients who were in the past often considered difficult and even untreatable to be understood and effectively helped.
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Self Psychology in Clinical Social Work

Self Psychology in Clinical Social Work

Self psychology has a particular theoretical and clinical fit with social work practice, enhancing and deepening the treatment process with both children and adults and in individual and family therapy.

Author: Miriam Elson

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393957977

Category: Medical

Page: 271

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Self psychology has a particular theoretical and clinical fit with social work practice, enhancing and deepening the treatment process with both children and adults and in individual and family therapy.
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Critique of Empathic Science

Critique of Empathic Science

Heinz Kohut's Psychology of the Self Edward R. Jones. 38 Chapter Two The
Psychology of the Self The language of " scientific revolution " ( Kuhn , 1970 ) is
frequently invoked in discussions of Heinz Kohut's psychoanalytic theory .

Author: Edward R. Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35558002842488

Category: Narcissism

Page: 187

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How Does Analysis Cure

How Does Analysis Cure

This in-depth examination of “the talking cure” explores the lesser studied phenomena of psychoanalysis, including when it is beneficial for analyses to be left unfinished, and the changing definition of “normal.” An important work ...

Author: Heinz Kohut

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226006147

Category: Psychology

Page: 254

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The Austro-American psychoanalyst Heinz Kohut was one of the foremost leaders in his field and developed the school of self-psychology, which sets aside the Freudian explanations for behavior and looks instead at self/object relationships and empathy in order to shed light on human behavior. In How Does Analysis Cure? Kohut presents the theoretical framework for self-psychology, and carefully lays out how the self develops over the course of time. Kohut also specifically defines healthy and unhealthy cases of Oedipal complexes and narcissism, while investigating the nature of analysis itself as treatment for pathologies. This in-depth examination of “the talking cure” explores the lesser studied phenomena of psychoanalysis, including when it is beneficial for analyses to be left unfinished, and the changing definition of “normal.” An important work for working psychoanalysts, this book is important not only for psychologists, but also for anyone interested in the complex inner workings of the human psyche.
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Using Self Psychology in Psychotherapy

Using Self Psychology in Psychotherapy

This book will familiarize mental health professionals with Kohut's self-psychological approach to understanding human behavior, and demonstrate its implications for therapy in childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and in the elderly.

Author: Helene Jackson

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781461632443

Category: Psychology

Page: 284

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This book will familiarize mental health professionals with Kohut's self-psychological approach to understanding human behavior, and demonstrate its implications for therapy in childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and in the elderly.
Categories: Psychology