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.
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Dr. Dee Apple discusses his treatment of a young boy who was sensitive, self-conscious, and frozen in fear. It took many sessions for them to connect but with Dr. Apple’s understanding and encouragement young Alex was slowly able to come out of his shell and find his mojo. Listen in on a highlight of the audience discussion following the presentation.
How should parents address adolescent drug use? What is the rational role of an authority figure? Do parents matter?
Dr. Apple presents some of his adolescent patient’s therapy and his work with their parents with a focus on handling marijuana use. Following the presentation, Dr. Burritt and Dr. Apple discuss how Dr. Apple’s training with the ACO and his own therapy inform his practice, how parenting has changed in society, and how being aware of one’s own emotions and problems as a therapist or parent can greatly influence how one can help children and teens.
What happens emotionally and physically in non-suicidal self injury? What is the difference between guilt and shame? Is it OK for a psychiatrist to reveal personal information?
Listen in on a mentoring session and learn more about a different kind of psychiatry. You’ve heard patient cases presented for a live public audience but this is something different. Hear two medical orgonomists, Susan Marcel D.O. and Peter Crist M.D., discuss patients with a focus on: examining the patient’s character and how it manifests physically and psychologically, looking for the healthy nature or core of a person, and being careful to identify the effect of an intervention and not just the intended benefit
The doctors of the ACO provide their perspectives on what they see and what one can do during the difficult and troubling times of this viral pandemic
Anna was a young girl who had terrible frightening thoughts and nothing her parents did seemed to help. In treatment with Dr. Dale Rosin it became clear that she was not delusional but that her emotional problems were manifesting in these scary sometimes crazy sounding ideas. Dr. Rosin’s presentation shows how Anna’s character, she was always the good little girl, interfered with her speaking up and using her natural and healthy aggression. Her treatment required no medication and had remarkable results beyond just eliminating the initial symptoms.
Does a mother’s feelings affect her pregnancy or the the birth of her child? How does a doctor’s approach affect a scared mother to be? Dr. Susan Marcel presents two cases and discusses how she handled her patients’ emotional reactions to pregnancy and birth. Don’t miss the audience discussion following the presentation!
This episode features an interview with Peter Crist M.D. about his book in progress All People Great and Small. He gives listeners a small taste of what’s to come, highlighting his thoughts and feelings about the doctor-patient relationship, how his medical training changed him, and how he has handled his sensitivity to the people and things around him. The interview also touches on what distinguishes medical orgonomists from other psychiatrists and therapists.
Hear about a young girl who works to face intense fear and other difficult feelings and how Dr. Crist provides insightful and compassionate treatment. Following the case presentation you’ll hear the audience discussion with helpful explanations from Dr. Crist about how this unique therapy stands out.
Dr. Alberto Foglia M.D. discusses the treatment of two patients and highlighted a key difference of how the ACO doctors view anxiety – as a symptom and not a diagnosis. We learn that anxiety can often be the result of another emotion (anger or sadness for example) being blocked. Dr. Foglia was able to address the one patient’s characteristic way of handling his feelings both psychologically and physically so successfully that not only did he feel emotionally more content and have his panic resolve but remarkably his blood pressure came down and anti-hypertensives were no longer required for treatment.