Steiner, Claude M.

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Steiner, Claude M. Gender: M
born on 6 January 1935 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°56' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 28°24 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 01°29'


French-American author, practicing psychologist and disciple of Eric Berne, one of the founders of radical therapy. Steiner’s books include, "Games Alcoholics Play," 1970, "Scripts People Live," 1976, and "People’s Power Plays," 1981.

His Austrian-born Jewish mother and Christian father fled from Hitler’s invasion of France in 1939, escaping to Spain with Claude and his younger sister Katherine. After the birth of another son, Miguel, the Steiner family immigrated to Mexico where Claude was enrolled in a Catholic School. He entered the United States in 1952 to attend Santa Monica City College in California where he studied engineering and physics while he worked as an auto mechanic. He later transferred to the University of California at Berkeley and changed his major to psychology and child development. He met Eric Berne in 1957, and at Berne’s urging, continued his studies, earning his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan in 1965.

Much of Steiner’s focus after his graduation in 1965 centered on the importance of emotions in our lives, in particular, the emotion of love. His interest in personal power and power plays led him to give up his clinical work for a time in order to travel as a journalist in Mexico and Central America where he studied the effects of U.S. propaganda on the local population. He is the author of the well-known children’s fable, "The Warm Fuzzy Tale," 1969, and for three years, he was senior editor for "Propaganda Review."

Steiner is married to Jude Hall. They have three children, Mimi, Eric and Denali, as well as several grandchildren.


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1969 (Release of noted children's tale)
  • Family : Change residence 1939 (Fled to Spain)
  • Social : Begin a program of study 1952 (Santa Monica City College)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1970 (Book "Games Alcoholics Play" published)
  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 1957 (Eric Berne)
  • Social : End a program of study 1965 (Ph.D.)

Source Notes

Zane Stein quotes his letter


  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychologist (Radical therapy)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Senior editor)
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (France, Mexico and U.S.)
  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Ph.D.)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Intern/ Apprentice (Apprentice of Eric Berne)