Claude Steiner

I am a clinical psychologist and transactional analyst. Since 1965 I have studied, written, taught and lectured on the emotions and emotional literacy–as opposed to emotional intelligence–as they relate to love cooperation and the common good — and how these factors affect our personal power.

I have developed a program for emotional literacy training (click here) using transactional analysis (click here) principles and methods.

Starting in the Spring of 2013 I have had a number of medical problems (prostate surgery, Parkinson’s Disease onset, hernia surgery, emergency hospitalizations, oncology radiation treatments…) and procedures which have severely restricted my ability to travel. I can still drive, walk to the corner store, exercise at the health club, attend meetings, cook for myself, etc. and could with much help attend a meeting or conference, if invited. Continue reading “Welcome”

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Pleased to Meet You, Hope you Guess my Name; The Inner Critic

* In a lively class discussion, Marge is asked a question by the professor. She is convinced that everyone is smarter and better read than she. She fears that her teacher will find out that she is a fraud and her mind becomes a blank as her whole body is frozen with panic.

* Doug hears voices in his head every time that he has an interaction at work: “Can’t you see how weird and awkward you are? Every one else does!” Continue reading “Pleased to Meet You, Hope you Guess my Name; The Inner Critic”

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This is who I am today

I was born in 1935 in Paris, France, the first born of Austrian parents. Fleeing from Hitler’s impending invasion of France, my Jewish mother and Christian father escaped to Spain in 1939 with my sister Katherine and me in tow. Eventually, after having one more child–my brother Miguel–my parents emigrated to Mexico just following the end of WWII. I spent my childhood and adolescent posing as a Christian in catholic schools. My sister is a retired language teacher now living in  Rohnert Park, Northern California and my brother currently lives in Zurich, Switzerland. Continue reading “This is who I am today”

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