Graham Barnes

Graham Barnes

Graham Barnes

Graham Barnes was born in North Carolina abd arrived in Sweden in 1983 where he became a naturalized Swedish citizen in 1996.


Mid-Atlantic Christian University (B.A., 1959); Abilene Christian University (M.A., 1964); Harvard University (S.T.B., 1967); Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Ph.D., 2002).


Licensed psychotherapist: Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare; certified group psychotherapist; life clinical member: American Group Psychotherapy Association; Diplomate: Redecision Therapy Association; teaching and supervising transactional analyst; psychotherapy cybernetics, dialogotherapy.


Graduate assistant: Boston University, 1967-1968; founder, director: Fellowship for Racial and Economic Equality, Lynchburg, VA, 1968-1973; founder, president, faculty: Southeast Institute, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1973-1978; co-designer of graduate program in clinical psychology to educate psychotherapists, Southeast Institute, 1973-1975; adjunct lecturer: Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1973-1978; lecturer: School of Public Health, U.N.C., 1976; lecturer, supervisor: psychotherapy institutes and universities in 12 European countries, 1978-1990; head: School for Cybernetics of Psychotherapy, Department of Psychiatry, University of Zagreb, 1990-1997; guest lecturer: University Hospital Centre Zagreb,1990—; chairman and owner: Inform AB, Stockholm, 1991—.

Career Related

Irwin-Sweeney-Miller Foundation grantee to develop program for changing racial attitudes and behavior and institutional racial arrangements: 1969, 1970, 1971; Lilly Endowment grantee: 1973. Consultant: Norwegian Sport Federation, 1979-1983, Corporate Strategic Planning Team, Pharmacia AB, Uppsala, 1981-1983, Hydro Aluminium A/S, Oslo, 1984-1996, Swedbank, Stockholm, 1995-2002, IRIS Development Centre, 1991-2001. Mentor: Danderyd Hospital, 2000-2007, SAP, 2004-2008, Mole Genetics AS, 2006- 2007, Karolinska University Hospital, 2007—, Sandvik AB, 2009—.


Advisory committee: City of Lynchburg, VA, 1971-1973; Human Relations Task Force: Lynchburg Public Schools, 1971-1973; board: Orange County Mental Health Association, 1974-1978, International Transactional Analysis Association, 1973-1977 (vice president, 1976-1977), 1982-1984, Swedish Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 2001-2002, Harvard Club of Sweden, 2008—; advisory board: Parsons-Fein Institute for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis, N.Y., 1998—; Tällberg Foundation, 2003-2008; advisor: Foundation 2020, Zagreb, 1999-2009.


Co-Principal Investigator: Health Attitudes as an Index of Coping Capacity in Relation to Health Behavior, 1973-1978, Event-Related Potentials (P300) and EEG Mapping During Cognitive Processing in Hypnotic and Non-Hypnotic Conditions, 1989-1993, A Cybernetic Study of the Role of Theory in Psychotherapy, 1999-2002.


Author: Justice, Love and Wisdom: Linking Psychotherapy to Second-Order Cybernetics (Medicinska Naklada, Zagreb, 1994); editor / contributor: Transactional Analysis After Eric Berne (Harper’s College Press, New York, 1977, translated into several languages); contributed over 40 refereed articles to professional journals (including Systems Research, Kybernetes, Transactional Analysis Journal, Actualities en Analyse Transactionelle, Hypnos, Systemica: Journal of the Dutch Systems Group, Psychiatria Danubina, Contemporary Psychology, Kairos). (Download here)


Clinical teaching member: International Transactional Analysis Association; Latin American Association for Transactional Analysis (hon.); Riksföreningen Psykoterapi Centrum; Swedish Society for Clinical Hypnosis; Association for Psychological Science; American Society for Cybernetics; charter member: Redecision Therapy Association.

Honors and Awards

Fellow: American Society for Cybernetics; Fellow: Royal Society for the Arts; Eric Berne Memorial Award, 2005; Bogare, Stockholms Borgerskap; Marquis Who’s Who in the World; Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.