Graham Barnes - An Obituary – August 2020

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Julie Hay


I was very sad to learn that Graham Barnes died from a heart attack on 9 August 2020 at his home in Stockholm, Sweden, at the age of 83. Graham contributed much to TA and he knew that I used his material extensively in my own teaching.

Graham was given the Eric Berne Memorial Award in 2005 for his article on ‘Homosexuality in the First Three Decades of Transactional Analysis' (Barnes, 2004).

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Hay, J. (2023). Graham Barnes - An Obituary – August 2020. International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research & Practice, 11(2), 55. Retrieved from
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Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (Organisational, Psychotherapy and Educational), Licensed NLP Trainer, Fellow Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Chartered Manager CMI, MPhil for research into management competencies, Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies, MSc TA Psychotherapy.

Chief Executive of Psychological Intelligence Ltd, A D International and Sherwood Publishing. Past president of the European and International Transactional Analysis Associations (EATA and ITAA). Founder and President 2006-8 of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council. Founding Director of the International Centre for Developmental TA and the International Centre for Developmental Super-Vision. Over 40 year’s organisational experience as employee, manager, trade unionist, trainer, consultant, entrepreneur. 25 years experience teaching TA in many areas of the world. Author of numerous articles, books and packs on TA, NLP, management competences and assessment, action learning, group dynamics, coach/mentoring, and corporate culture change Programme Director MSc Professional Development (Developmental Transactional Aanlysis)

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