Arnold Goldberg

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Arnold I. Goldberg
BornMay 21, 1929
DiedSeptember 24, 2020 (aged 91)
OccupationAmerican psychoanalyst

Arnold Goldberg (May 21, 1929 – September 24, 2020[1]) was an American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.

Goldberg was the Cynthia Oudejans Harris Professor of Psychiatry at the Rush Medical School, Chicago, and a supervising and training analyst at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, where he did his psychoanalytic training.

The author of Moral Stealth: How "Correct Behavior" Insinuates Itself into Psychotherapeutic Practice (2007), Misunderstanding Freud (2004), Being of Two Minds: The Vertical Split in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (1999), The Problem of Perversion: The View from Self Psychology (1995), A Fresh Look at Psychoanalysis: The View From Self Psychology (1992), The Prisonhouse of Psychoanalysis (1990); (with John Gedo) Models of the Mind: A Psychoanalytic Theory (1976), he was also the editor of the annual series, Progress in Self-Psychology, now in its 24th year.

Many of Goldberg's publications were in the realm of self psychology, expanding and clarifying the ideas of Heinz Kohut.[2]

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  1. ^ Arnold I. Goldberg, Legacy/Chicago Tribune, September 28, 2020
  2. ^ Arnold M. Cooper, Contemporary Psychoanalysis in America (2006) p. 206

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