Since the publication of Heinz Kohut's monumental book, The Analysis of the Self, in 1971, self psychology has undergone a vibrant and exciting evolution that has significantly influenced and expanded the range of psychoanalytic thinking. New Developments in Self Psychology Practice gives voice to the multiple and diverse perspectives that shape contemporary self psychology, from complexity and attachment theories to treatment of children, and from developments in family and group therapies practices and supervisory process to examination of the role of shame, enactments, and traumatic experience in self-object relatedness and subjective experience.
Peter Buirski, Ph.D. is Dean of the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. He is the co-author of Making Sense Together: The Intersubjective Approach to Psychotherapy and author of Practicing Intersubjectively. Maintaining a private practice in Denver, he also holds the position of Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and is on the faculty of the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. Amanda Kottler, M.A., previously an academic at the University of Cape Town, is currently in private practice in Cape Town, South Africa. She is a co-editor of Culture, Power & Difference: Discourse Analysis in South Africa and has written about the dilemmas facing progressive psychologists working within the multiple and contradictory discourses of race and identity in South Africa.