First published in 1987. The purpose of this book is to offer insights and guidelines for psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic treatment to the practitioner working or planning to work with the late Heinz Kohut's concepts of self-psychology. By integrating theory and practice, the authors offer case material from our therapeutic experience, showing how self-psychology can be used with a wide range of patients, culminating in outcomes that are not only beneficial but also exciting and sometimes surprising.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 An Overview of Basic Self Psychology Concepts; Chapter 2 Aggression from a Self Psychological Viewpoint; Chapter 3 Empathy and the Selfobject; Chapter 4 The Grandiose Self; Chapter 5 Idealization; Chapter 6 A Third Chance for the Nuclear Self; Chapter 7 Intergenerational Continuity Versus Punishing Guilt This is a modified version of a chapter that appeared in A. Goldberg (Ed.), Progress in Self Psychology, Vol. 1 (New York: The Guilford Press, 1985), which is a collection of the papers presented at the 6th Annual Conference on Self Psychology, held in Los Angeles in 1983. Permission has been granted by the Guilford Press to publish this version.; Chapter 8 Traumatic States; Chapter 9 Special Populations; Chapter 10 The Joy of Psychotherapy;
Marjorie Taggart White, Marcella Bakur Weiner,