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.
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.
4.2 Linear feet
Collection is open for research.