This episode features the audio from one of the ACO webinar presentations. Theodota Chasapi M.D. tells Ed Chastka M.D. about her patient Anna who was anxious and overwhelmed during her first pregnancy. Dr. Chasapi describes how Anna, who was nervous, physically uncomfortable, and dependent on her parents, was able to improve dramatically with a short course of medical orgone therapy.
This episode features an interview with Jackie Bosworth, M.D. Wilhelm Reich’s work and medical orgone therapy impacted Dr. Bosworth so profoundly that at the age of 48 she entered medical school with the goal to become a medical orgonomist. Dr. Burritt hears from Dr. Bosworth about how she first learned of Wilhelm Reich and his work and what drove her to pursue learning more about orgonomy and becoming a medical orgonomist.
Salvatore Iacobello M.D. tells Dr. Burritt how he came to the practice medicine and medical orgone therapy. As a young man, Dr. Iacobello had hopes for helping those around him but he was under the impression that political solutions were the answer. It wasn’t until he read Wilhelm Reich’s The Mass Psychology of Fascism that he learned that politics couldn’t solve humanity’s problems and that his path would take him to working with his fellow man’s emotional life.
This episode features an interview and discussion with Susan Marcel D.O. She and Dr. Burritt reflect on the patients they’ve been working with, how the pandemic has affected their work, and what has been particularly moving during these difficult times.
This episode features the audio from one of our recent webinar presentations. Chris Burritt D.O. discusses his first appointment with a young man named Barry who was struggling with his deepening relationship with his girlfriend and came to therapy because of his anxiety. Dr. Burritt describes how he was able to connect with Barry in that first session by identifying his health and helping Barry to see it too. Following the presentation, Dee Apple Ph.D. and Jackie Bosworth, M.D. join for a discussion with questions from the webinar audience.
In this episode, Dr. Burritt interviews Peter Crist M.D., president of the ACO. Dr. Crist, an observer by nature, emphasizes the importance of distinguishing observations from conclusions and highlights this simple yet profound distinction as part of the foundation of functional thinking. He explains that what drew him to Wilhelm Reich’s work and orgonomy was Reich’s method of functional thinking. One must, as Reich put it, “observe, observe, and observe,” no matter how difficult it might be to not let feelings, preconceived notions or uncertainty cloud any judgments, and allow conclusions to spontaneously come to the observer.
This episode features the audio from one of our recent webinar presentations. Dee Apple, Ph.D. shares an intriguing case about a distrustful, quirky, angry adolescent named Finn who’d had no success with three previous therapists. Dr. Apple describes how he took the time to develop trust with the boy, realizing that their relationship couldn’t be rushed. Over a series of sessions—thanks to Dr. Apple’s patience—they were able to address Finn’s prickly provocative character so that his sensitive healthy core nature could be uncovered. Following the presentation, Peter Crist, M.D. and Chris Burritt, D.O. join Dr. Apple for a discussion with questions from the webinar audience.
In this episode we hear the audio from one of our webinar presentations. Dr. Rosin shares the moving case of a retired Marine who presented with unusual and painful sensations unaware of what was going on within him emotionally. Following the presentation, Dr. Howard Chavis and Dr. Ed Chastka join Dr. Rosin for a discussion with questions from the webinar audience.
Alberto Foglia M.D. tells Dr. Burritt how his path brought him to the practice of medicine and medical orgone therapy. As a young man he had hopes for socio-politics as a solution to his personal emotional suffering and through a chance encounter with a newspaper article his life was dramatically and forever changed.
In this episode we hear the audio from one of our webinar presentations. Dr. Heller presents his case “Psychotherapy: A Place to Complain Productively” and is joined by Dr. Peter Crist and Dr. Chris Burritt for a discussion with audience questions. Dr. Heller discusses part of his treatment with Harriet who had anger and criticism that she needed to express but that was causing problems in her marital relationship. The therapy vignette highlights the functional approach of medical orgone therapy and, as Dr. Crist explains in the discussion, it also shows the intersection of medical and social orgonomy.