Dr. Graham Barnes
GRAHAM BARNES, MA (Abilene Christian U.), STB (Harvard Divinity School), PhD (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology); Fellow, Royal Society of Arts; American Society for Cybernetics Fellow; licensed psychotherapist by the Swedish National Board of Health & Welfare; educator, writer, international consultant and lecturer.Arrived in Sweden, 1983. Naturalized, 1996. Lives in Stockholm.
Graham’s response to Dr. King’s tragic death was to design an organization to help white leaders confront their racial intolerance, to lead their institutions to surmount racism and to work for racial justice and economic equality. In January 1969, with a grant from the Irwin-Sweeney-Miller Foundation, he founded Fellowship for Racial and Economic Equality (FREE). FREE became Southeast Institute in 1973. Its mission was to develop post-graduate education programs for psychotherapists, including a counselor education program for historically African-American colleges and universities in the South (with a grant from the Lilly Endowment), and to create an accredited graduate degree program in psychotherapy and social change. He was also adjunct lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill (1974-1979) and lecturer, School of Public Health (1976). He resigned as president of Southeast in 1978 and continued lecturing and teaching in twelve European countries, in the Americas and elsewhere.
He founded and was head (1990-1997) of the School for Cybernetics of Psychotherapy in the Rebro Psychiatric Clinic, Medical Faculty, University of Zagreb. He also lectures in the School of Cybernetics and Systems Therapy in Rijeka, Croatia, in the Faculty of Psychotherapy Science of the Sigmund Freud University in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and in other venues. He guided the organization and activities of a foundation to establish a social democracy in Croatia that worked successfully to elect Croatia’s first democratic president.
His published works include (editor and contributor) Transactional Action Analysis After Eric Berne (Harper’s College Press), (author) Justice, Love and Wisdom (Medical Publication, Zagreb) and more than forty research papers, monographs and essays. Research for his PhD dissertation (Psychopathology of Psychotherapy: A Cybernetic Study of Theory) was awarded the Eric Berne Memorial Award.
His biography appears in Marquis Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care, and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
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