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Graham Barnes, American psychotherapist, consultant. Diplomate Redecision Therapy Association; licensed psychotherapist; certified group psychotherapist.


Barnes, Graham was born on October 24, 1936 in Creswell, North Carolina, United States. Arrived in Sweden, 1983. Naturalized, 1996. Son of Will Mitchell and Wilma (Norman) Barnes.


Bachelor, Mid-Atlantic Christian University, 1959. Master of Arts, Abilene Christian University, 1964. STB, Harvard University, 1967.

Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2002.


Founder, director Fellowship for Racial and Economic Equality, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1969-1973. Founder, president, faculty Southeast Institute, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1973-1978. Lecturer, supervisor Psychotherapy Institutes & Universities in 12 European Countries, 1979—1989.

Head school for cybernetics of psychotherapy, department psychiatry University Zagreb, Croatia, 1990-1997. Chairman Inform AB, Stockholm, since 1991. Adjustment lecturer department psychiatry University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1973—1978.

Lecturer School Public Health, University North Carolina, 1976. Consultant Norwegian Sport Federation, Oslo, 1979—1983, Corporation Strategic Planning Team, Pharmacia AB, Uppsala, Sweden, 1981—1983, Hydro Aluminum Aktieselskab, Oslo, 1984—1996, Swedbank, Stockholm, 1995—2002, Insurance Regulatory Information System Development Center, Stockholm, 1991—2001. Visiting lecturer department psychiatry University Zagreb, since 1990.

Associate consultant Nextwork AB, Stockholm, 1998—2005. Advisor Foundation 2020, Zagreb, since 1999. Editorial advisory board member Kairos-Slovenian Journal Psychotherapy, since 2007.


  • Diplomate Redecision Therapy Association. Licensed psychotherapist. Certified group psychotherapist.


Member advisory board Tällberg Foundation, 2003-2008. Life member Disciples of Christ History Society. Fellow: Royal Society Encouragement Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce, American Society Cybernetics.

Member: Redecision Therapy Association (charter member), Riksföreningen Psykoterapi Centrum, Latin American Association Transactional Analysis (honorary), American Group Psychotherapy Association (life. Clinical member), Association Psychological Science, Swedish Society Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (board directors 2001-2002), International Transactional Analysis Association (teaching member since 1972, trustee 1973-1977, vice president 1976-1977, trustee 1982-1984, Eric Berne Memorial award 2005), Harvard Club Sweden (board member since 2008).


Married Ethel Dale McBride, 1959 (divorced 1978). Children: Christopher David, James McBride. Life partner Stephanos Giotas.

Will Mitchell Barnes

Wilma (Norman) Barnes

Ethel Dale McBride

Christopher David Barnes

James McBride Barnes