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Haley (Jay) collection
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Description
The Jay Haley collection, consisting of 28 linear feet and spanning from the 1950s to 2007, documents Haley’s career through correspondence, papers, book typescripts, and media materials. Among Haley’s papers documenting his multiple professional activities are his writings on: psychotherapy as a profession; teaching therapy; studies on Milton H. Erickson M. D.; the Bateson Project; marriage and family therapy; schizophrenia; his work with the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, and his activities as editor for the Journal Family Process. The collection also includes Haley’s fiction writings, and his training films on topics such as: strategic and family therapy, Milton H. Erickson M.D., documentation of specific cases, and trance and dance in Bali.
Background
Jay Haley (1923-2007) was born in an oil town in Wyoming. He was a pioneer in family therapy, and his work traces its birth and development during half a century. He was a founder and first editor of Family Process, the first journal in family therapy. Haley was pivotal in creating psychotherapy's major paradigm shift from insightful, long-term therapy, to a brief, family-based and problem-focused strategic therapy. Haley argued for training therapists through live supervision, giving them the necessary tools for problem solving through an active thoughtfully planned strategy. He pioneered the recording of therapy sessions, and created many training films.
Extent
28 Linear Feet (55 boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Accession 2009-287 is conditionally open for research, with written authorization required in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives Access to Health Information of Individuals Policy. Also case studies in series 3.3 and 8.5 are closed and will be available one hundred years from the date of creation. Non-digital audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy. As per legal agreement, copies of audio-visual material are only available in the Special Collections reading room unless explicit written permission from the copyright holder is obtained. Accessions 2012-091 and 2016-275 are closed until processed. Boxes 1-3 of this accession are closed until June, 2112. For additional information see Stanford University, Special Collections and University Archives, Duplication Services. Special Collections and University Archives Access to Health Information of Individuals Policy available at https://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-our-collections/reading-room-policies-procedures/access-health-information.