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psychoanalyst , psychiatrist.

Heinz Kohut, Austrian psychoanalyst, psychiatrist. Recipient Austrian Cross of Honour for science and art, 1977.


Kohut, Heinz was born on May 3, 1913 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Felix and Else (Lampl) Kohut.


1 son, Thomas August. Graduate, Döblinger Gymnasium, Vienna, 1932. Doctor of Medicine, University Vienna, 1938.

Honorary Doctor of Science, U. Cincinnati, 1973. Diplomate: in neurology and psychiatry American Board Psychiatry and Neurology. Resident neurology University of Chicago Hosps., 1941-1942, assistant neurology, 1942-1943, instructor neurology, 1943-1944, instructor neurology and psychiatry, 1944-1947, assistant professor psychiatry, 1947-1950.

Lecturer University of Chicago Hosps. (School Social Service Administration), 1952-1953, professorial lecturer department psychiatry, 1975-1981. Visiting professor U. Cincinnati, 1972-1981.

Member Institute Psychoanalysis, Chicago, 1953-1981.


Doctor of Medicine, University Vienna, 1938.


  • Other Work

    • Author: essays Die Zukunft der Psychoanalyse, 1975, Introspektion, Empathie und Psychoanalyse, 1977, The Search for the Self, 2 vols, 1978. Contributor: articles to professional journals, chapter Concepts and Theories of Psychoanalysis (in Concepts of Personality), 1963, The Analysis of the Self, 1971. Chapter to Freud: the Fusion of Science and Humanism, 1976, The Restoration of the Self, 1977.

      Contributor to: chapter to The Psychology of the Self—A Casebook, 1978, Advances in Self Psychology, 1980.


Member International Psychoanalytic Association (Vice-President 1965-1973), American Psychoanalytic Association (president 1964-1965, editorial board journal 1955-1958, 60-63, 66-69), Chicago Psychoanalytic Society (president 1963-1964), American Psychiatric Association, Chicago Medical Society, American Medical Association, Sigmund Freud Archives, Inc. (vice president), Austrian Academy Sciences.


Married Elizabeth Meyer, October 9, 1948.

Felix Kohut

Else (Lampl) Kohut

Elizabeth Meyer