Treating the Self: Elements of Clinical Self Psychology

Treating the Self: Elements of Clinical Self Psychology

by Ernest S. Wolf
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

The Psychoanalytic Quarterly
"This book is a bench mark in the literature....An invaluable resource for practitioners, students, and teachers of self psychology."
Journal of Group Analytic Psychotherapy
"Wolf has succeeded in clarifying and communicating the essence of self psychology. In this lucid introductory text, he outlines its theory and practice."
International Journal of Psychoanalysis
"A helpful, stimulating, and thought-provoking presentation of treatment according to the self-psychology model."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572308428
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
09/24/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
194
Sales rank:
305,271
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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