The materials in this collection were created by Eric L. Berne (1910-1970), a San Francisco-based psychiatrist and author,
and by the International Transactional Analysis Association. The collection also includes one scrapbook and one article written
by Berne's father, David Hillel Bernstein, M.D. Records relate to Berne's family life, education, and early travels; his professional
and creative writing; and his psychiatric practice and development of the theory of Transactional Analysis (TA). Materials
include correspondence, diaries, legal records, certificates, clippings, notebooks and scrapbooks, manuscripts and typescripts,
patient notes, photographs, audio-visual recordings, and artifacts. Materials in the collection date from 1904-2007.
Eric L. Berne (1910-1970) was a practicing psychiatrist, lecturer and author. Best known for his development of the theory
of Transactional Analysis, Berne published dozens of scholarly articles in the field of psychoanalysis and was the author
of eight major books, including the bestseller
Games People Play. He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association,
a Corresponding Member of the Indian Psychiatric Society, and a member of the American Medical Association and the American
Group Psychotherapy Association. He served as a consultant in psychiatry at Mt. Zion Hospital and at the McAuley Neuropsychiatric
Institute (St. Mary’s Hospital) in San Francisco, and was an Associate Psychiatrist and Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University
of California, San Francisco Medical Center.
13.0 Linear feet
(17 document boxes, 4 oversized flat boxes)
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Library & Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection is open for research.