Graham Barnes (born in the USA, has lived in Stockholm since early 1980s) is a psychotherapist, educator, lecturer, and writer.
His PhD dissertation was the highly acclaimed cybernetic study of psychotherapy that shows that each psychotherapy makes, rather than discovers, psychopathology.
He designed the first accredited Master’s degree program in psychotherapy, social change, and psychological science. Later he assisted with the organization of a school for cybernetics of psychotherapy (and was its head) in the medical faculty (psychiatry), University of Zagreb. Emerging out of 20 years of his teaching are centers of systemic therapy in Ljubljana, Rijeka, and elsewhere.
His fellowship for racial and economic equality worked in the USA to overcome systemic racism . Later he helped organize a foundation to establish a social democracy in Croatia and that worked to elect Croatia’s first democratic president.
Justice, Love and Wisdom: Linking Psychotherapy and Second-Order Cybernetics (Zagreb, 1994) is a collection of essays and lectures. Other publications include a book he edited and more than 40 publications in professional and scientific journals.