Category Archives: psychology

Treating the Elderly: It’s Never Too Late to Start Medical Orgone Therapy



This episode features the audio from one of the ACO case presentation webinars. Howard Chavis, M.D. tells Peter Crist, M.D. about several of his elderly patients and how medical orgone therapy can help patients lead a more fulfilling life at any age. Dr. Crist adds his perspective and underscores important principles of emotional contact and treatment.

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Therapy Changes the Chaotic Life of a Troubled Teenager



This episode features the audio from one of the ACO case presentation series webinars. Salvatore Iacobello, M.D. tells Chris Burritt, D.O. about his patient J.D. who was suffering from tics, anger and an inability to get along with peers or his parents. Dr. Iacobello was tasked with working with J.D., his parents and his school to calm the chaos in his family, alleviate the conflicts between him and his school, and improve how J.D. functioned in the world around him. Listen in to hear how Dr. Iacobello was able to connect with and offer relief to this young man who previously had no success with numerous professionals, multiple medications or hospitalization.

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Connecting with a Troubled Teen Through Trust and Music



This episode features the audio from one of the ACO webinar presentations. Susan Marcel D.O. tells Chris Burritt D.O. about her patient Myriam who had a psychotic break and required hospitalization and medicine but most importantly needed a trusting doctor-patient relationship. Listen in to hear how Dr. Marcel patiently worked with Miriam and how their shared love for music allowed them to make a special connection. With Dr. Marcel’s help, Myriam was able to heal as she addressed her mistrust and learned to tolerate and express her intense longing and other emotions.

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Treating the Effects of Permissive Parenting



This episode features audio from one of our webinar presentations. Chris Burritt, D.O. and Alberto Foglia, M.D. discuss the care of Dr. Foglia’s patient, Mario. He was a hyperactive, aggressive, and angry three-year-old boy who terrorized other children in his pre-school. The presentation and discussion demonstrate the powerful effects of medical orgone therapy but also highlight a key aspect: the importance of distinguishing primary healthy expressions and emotions from secondary unhealthy ones. Listen in to hear how Dr. Foglia helps Mario and his mother and demonstrates the importance of setting boundaries and asserting natural parental authority when raising children.

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Therapy Transforms An Anxious Woman’s First Pregnancy



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.

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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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Observation vs. Conclusion



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.

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Encouraging A Different Drummer



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.

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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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