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Eric L. Berne Papers MSS.2003.12
MSS.2003.12  
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Description
The materials in this collection were created by Eric L. Berne (1910-1970), a San Francisco-based psychiatrist and author, and by the San Francisco Social Psychiatry Seminars (SFSPS). Records document Berne's creative writings and his writings and lectures on psychiatry and psychoanalysis, his development of the Transactional Analysis approach to group therapy, and his study of worldwide cultural psychiatry practices. Formats include correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, and notes. Materials in the collection date from 1933-1971.
Background
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.
Extent
4.2 Linear feet (10 boxes)
Availability
Collection is open for research.