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.
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.
Susan Marcel D.O. tells Dr. Burritt how her path brought her to the practice of medicine and medical orgone therapy.
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.
Dr. Burritt interviews Peter Crist M.D. to answer the question of what is social orgonomy and to learn a bit of how it applies to both work and love relationships.
The ACO has an ongoing social orgonomy training program where trainees learn to use functional thinking to address problems in business, education, and relationships. A live social orgonomy presentation was planned for April, 2020 but sadly had to be canceled secondary to the pandemic. This interview touches on some of what was to be discussed and when possible that knowledge will be brought to listeners in one form or another.
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
Dr. Burritt interviews Peter Crist M.D. about his observations and thinking about the current global pandemic. He provides a fresh approach to looking at the situation and clarifies some of the confusion contributing to our anxiety as the virus pandemic moves from country to country and state to state. He explains how functional thinking can help individuals and Governments and clarifies how anxiety manifests and spreads in individuals and groups. If his insights and advice are helpful we hope you’ll share with friends and family.
As Dr. Crist says – we cannot be ostriches hiding our heads and not looking nor be in a panic looking but not seeing. We must all have courage, stand our anxiety, and perceive perceive perceive.
The ACO trains doctors and lay people in functional thinking, developed by Wilhelm Reich M.D., through the medical orgonomy and social orgonomy training programs.
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.