It is here, of course, that the locus of controversy lies. It is doubtless true that in certain respects Kohut’s mature work builds on Freud’s basic discoveries; in fact, Kohut’s depictions of particular patterns of narcissistic transference have been widely accepted and integrated into mainstream analytic thought. Kohut’s abandonment of Freud’s metapsychology, after years of struggle, was shared, and in some cases anticipated, by a number of more classically oriented analysts, notably George Klein, Merton Gill, and Roy Schafer. In his last statements, however, as Gedo (4) put it in his critical review, Kohut (and with him many of his followers) "put forth the claim that the appropriate end point of…psychoanalytic treatment…is the erection of compensatory mental structures" and stated that "he wished to replace insight with empathy as the primary goal of the therapeutic enterprise" (p. 416). Although Rubovits-Seitz maintains the position that Kohut restricted his technical innovations to the treatment of "narcissistic disorders," it seems clear that, at the end at least, Kohut included all manner of psychopathologies as "disorders of the self."