Greenson, Ralph R. (Ralph Romeo), 1911-1979

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Ralph Romeo Greenson was born in Bern, Switzerland in 1913. He came to the United States in 1924, and after high school in New York attended Columbia University, from where he graduated in 1930. He then completed his MD at The University of Bern in 1934 before doing further postgraduate work at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles, Allgemeines Krankenhaus in Vienna, Austria, the Topeka Psychoanalytic Institute, and the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute. He started a private practice in psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Los Angeles in 1934, which he continued in Beverly Hills after four years in the U.S. Army Air force Medical Corps from 1942 to 1946. In 1953 he started teaching at UCLA. He is best known for writing The technique and practice of psychoanalysis . He also wrote Explorations in psychoanalysis, as well as 53 scientific papers. He was a founding member of the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Society and a life member of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Greenson died November 24, 1979.

From the guide to the Ralph R. Greenson papers, 1934-1979, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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referencedIn Zeligs, Meyer Aaron. Meyer Aaron Zeligs Papers. 1923-1978. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Erik H. and Joan M. Erikson papers, 1925-1985 (inclusive) 1960-1980 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Gitelson, Maxwell, 1902-1965. Maxwell Gitelson papers, 1918-1965 (bulk 1930-1965). Library of Congress
creatorOf Ralph R. Greenson papers, 1934-1979 University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
referencedIn Margaret S. Mahler papers, 1822-1987 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Mahler, Margaret S. Margaret S. Mahler papers, 1822-1987 (inclusive), 1924-1985 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Maxwell Gitelson Papers, 1918-1965, (bulk 1930-1965) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Erikson, Erik H. (Erik Homburger), 1902-1994 person
correspondedWith Gitelson, Maxwell, 1902-1965. person
associatedWith Mahler, Margaret S. person
associatedWith Mahler, Margaret S. person
associatedWith Zeligs, Meyer Aaron, 1909-1978 person
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Birth 1911-09-20

Death 1979-11-24





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