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Sheldon B. Kopp

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Sheldon Bernard Kopp (29 March 1929 – 29 March 1999) was a psychotherapist and author, based in Washington, D.C. He was born in New York City, and received his PhD from the New School for Social Research. In addition to his private practice, he served as a Psychotherapy Supervisor for the Pastoral Counselling and Consultation Centres in Washington. He died of cardiac arrhythmia and pneumonia. He is also popular for his quotes. One of them is, "All of the significant battles are waged within the self."


  • Guru: Metaphors from a Psychotherapist. Science & Behavior Books. 1971. ISBN 0-8314-0025-0.
  • If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him! The pilgrimage of psychotherapy patients. Lowe & Brydon (Printers) Ltd. 1974. ISBN 0-85969-022-9.
  • The Hanged Man. Science & Behavior Books. 1974. ISBN 0-8314-0036-6.
  • No Hidden Meanings: An Illustrated Eschatological Laundry List. photography by Claire Flanders. Science and Behavior Books. 1975. ISBN 0-8314-0043-9.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  • Naked Therapist - A Canterbury Tales collection of embarrassing moments from more than a dozen eminent psychotherapists. EdITS. 1976. ISBN 0-912736-18-6.
  • Back to One: A Practical Guide for Psychotherapists. Science and Behavior Books. 1977. ISBN 0-8314-0055-2.
  • This Side of Tragedy: Psychotherapy as Theater. Science and Behavior Books. 1977. ISBN 0-8314-0050-1.
  • An End to Innocence: Facing Life without Illusions. Macmillan. 1978. ISBN 0-02-566470-0.
  • What Took You so Long: An Assortment of Life's Everyday Ironies. photography by Claire Flanders. Science & Behavior Books. 1979. ISBN 0-8314-0056-0.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  • Mirror, Mask, and Shadow: The Risk and Rewards of Self-acceptance. Macmillan. 1980. ISBN 0-02-566460-3.
  • The Pickpocket and the Saint: Free Play of the Imagination. Bantam. 1983. ISBN 0-553-23564-8.
  • Even a stone can be a teacher. Putnam's Sons. 1985. ISBN 0-87477-341-5.
  • Here I am, Wasn't I! The Inevitable Disruption of Easy Times. Bantam Books. 1986. ISBN 0-553-25424-3.
  • Who Am I Really?. Tarcher. 1987. ISBN 0-87477-429-2.
  • Kopp, Sheldon (1988). Raise Your Right Hand against Fear: Extend the Other in Compassion. CompCare Publishers. ISBN 0-89638-155-2.
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors: Understanding the Paradoxes of Personal Power and Taking Charge of Our Lives. CompCare Publications. 1989. ISBN 0-89638-193-5.
  • All God's Children Are Lost, but Only a Few Can Play the Piano: Finding a Life That Is Truly Your Own. Simon & Schuster. 1991. ISBN 0-13-026881-X.
  • Blues ain't nothing but a good soul feeling bad. with Bonnie B. Hesse. Simon & Schuster. 1992. ISBN 0-671-76838-7.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)