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When Yelling Is Music: Journal of Orgonomy Article



This episode features the article When Yelling is Music by Virginia L. Whitener, Ph.D. from the Journal of Orgonomy Volume 56 number 1 narrated by Hilary Kayle Crist. The article is a beautiful vignette of a medical orgone therapist dealing with her patient’s difficulty with maintaining perspective during the resolution of a crisis by allowing the patient to express her feelings in therapy rather than by dismissing or dulling them.

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Like Mother, Like Daughter



This episode features the audio from one of our ACO case presentation series webinars, “Like Mother, Like Daughter.” In this episode, Chris Burritt D.O. tells Edward Chastka, M.D. about his twelve-year-old patient, Olivia, who was anxious and withdrawn and brought for treatment by her parents. The mother, Sabrina, was also very anxious and by working with both the mother and daughter, Dr. Burritt learned just how profound an effect Sabrina had on her daughter. Listen in to hear more about Olivia and Sabrina’s struggle with anxiety and how they both made significant improvements in their lives.

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Medical Orgone Therapy: Journal of Orgonomy Article



This episode features the narration of the article Medical Orgone Therapy by Howard Chavis, M.D. from the Journal of Orgonomy Volume 31 number 2. It is a comprehensive introduction and overview of the type of therapy taught at the ACO and will also be available on Substack as our first post. Listen in to hear more about some of Wilhelm Reich’s major discoveries, the development of medical orgone therapy and what sets it apart from any other psychiatric treatment.

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My Experience in Medical Orgone Therapy: David



This episode features an extraordinary interview with a patient who tells Dr. Burritt about his background and treatment in medical orgone therapy. For privacy, the patient’s and therapist’s names have been changed. Listen in to hear about David, who was severely ill with polio as a child and separated from his family for treatment. He sought therapy for his anger and anxiety at a crucial moment in his life as an adult and only then learned how truly traumatized he had been. Listen in to hear how his therapy not only helped him, but also went beyond those problems, touching every aspect of his life

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A Young Woman Emerges from A Psychotic Abyss



This episode features the audio from one of the ACO case presentation series webinars. Salvatore Iacobello, M.D. tells Dr. Burritt about his patient Kate who suffered with symptoms of psychosis and wanted more than just medication to handle her illness. She also wanted more out of life. Listen in to hear how Dr. Iacobello was able to connect with Kate, slowly help her out of her psychotic abyss and improve the quality of her life.

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Moved By Courage: Interview With Dr. Susan Marcel



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.

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Identifying The Health In A Patient



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.

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Even A Marine Needs To Cry



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.

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How I Became A Medical Orgonomist: Alberto Foglia M.D.



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.

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A Hospitalized Adolescent Gets Relief: The Big Impact of Small Actions



Salvatore Iacobello M.D. presents the treatment of Stephanie, a depressed adolescent who was hospitalized with suicidal ideation, who benefitted greatly from his care. Following the presentation, Dr. Burritt joins Dr. Iacobello for a discussion with the audience. Highlights include an examination of the emotional impact of even just a few hurtful words as well a discussion about the changing environment of mental health care.

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