Grace for the Injured Self
The Healing Approach of Heinz Kohut
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"This fine book elucidates a vital area of the thought of Heinz Kohut that has been undervalued: his contribution to pastoral counseling. Kohut himself was always interested in theology and was himself a deeply spiritual man. His psychology of empathy should claim the attention of all those interested in healing within the context of religion. This book should be read by all professionals in the field."
--Charles B. Strozier
author of Heinz Kohut: The Making of a Psychoanalyst
"Grace for the Injured Self is a clear, readable, and down-to-earth introduction to the self psychology of Heinz Kohut. It demonstrates the practical relevance of Kohut's central ideas for understanding ourselves and our relations with others. It explains how mutual expressions and acts of empathy enable our lives to reflect more fully the essence of the human spirit. It also shows how attention to the conflicting self-issues of the pastor and congregation may produce fundamentally positive changes in their life together. Personal interviews with Heinz Kohut on religion and the courageous life are an added bonus. A gracefully written book by two thoughtful and perceptive self psychologists."
Professor of Pastoral Psychology, Emeritus
Princeton Theological Seminary
"Atheists, agnostics, and true believers will all benefit from and enjoy this clearly written and cogent blending of psychoanalytic self psychology and religious thought. Faithful both to the ideas of Heinz Kohut and to the tenets of religious thinking, the authors achieve a rare integration of fields that need never stand in opposition."
--Arnold Goldberg, MD
Cynthia Oudejans Harris, MD Professor