The Restoration of the Self


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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 ...

The Restoration of the Self 2009, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226450131

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