The Ralph R. Greenson papers includes correspondence, writings (including lectures and published papers), tape recordings,
and materials relating to teaching. In 1953, Greenson 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.
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.
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