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 (actually Romeo Samuel Greenschpoon) was born on September 20, 1911 in Brooklyn, New York. After high
school in New York he 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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