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Using Play in the Therapy of an Angry Little Girl



This episode features the audio from one of the ACO case presentation series webinars. Salvatore Iacobello, M.D., tells Dr. Burritt about his six-year-old patient Kayla, who had episodes of anger as well as severe temper tantrums mostly at home, while she was well behaved at school. Her parents sought treatment with Dr. Iacobello because they were unable to effectively deal with this out-of-control child.

Dr. Iacobello utilized play in Kayla’s therapy, providing her with an outlet for emotional expression. Using play also gave the child the opportunity to have the emotional contact she very much needed. Find out how Dr. Iacobello’s methods resulted in a marked reduction of anger episodes and temper tantrums, as well as a significant and positive change in Kayla’s functioning.

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A Picky Patient Finally Finds Love: Her 10th Therapist Gets to the Heart of the Problem



This episode features the audio from one of the ACO case presentation series webinars. Chris Burritt, D.O., tells Dr. Marcel about his patient Beth, who reached out for help after having no success with nine other therapists. Although Beth came to Dr. Burritt asking for medication, she also said she wanted to “get to the root of things.” During the first year of therapy, Dr. Burritt developed a solid foundation of trust and support with Beth that allowed her to finally deal with the heart of her problems. Find out how Dr. Burritt’s methods helped her build the groundwork to tolerate expanded functioning in her work and love life.

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My Experience in Medical Orgone Therapy: Jen



This episode features the moving story of a patient named Jen who shares a part of her emotional development and reveals how her experience in medical orgone therapy changed her life for the better. Dr. Burritt’s interview with Jen touches on her unhappiness in a family relationship; the difficulty she faced in college where almost everyone around her used drugs or alcohol to help them navigate their new-found independence and the pressure of academia; the challenges and joy of becoming a mother and how therapy enabled her to find deep satisfying love.

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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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Therapy Helps A Young Woman Become Independent



This episode features audio from one of our recent webinar presentations. Chris Burritt, D.O. and Peter A. Crist, M.D. discuss the care of Dr. Burritt’s patient Daisy who initially presented as anxious, grieving and unsure if she could take care of herself. Through in-person therapy that began before the pandemic and continued virtually, Dr. Burritt addressed Daisy’s characteristic tendencies to become scattered, put others before herself and shy away from expressing her frustration. Through the process, she discovered a strong natural impulse to take care of herself and do things her way. Dr. Burritt discusses how Daisy’s therapy progressed while Dr. Crist provides insight into underlying theories about medical orgone therapy and how Dr. Burritt was able to connect with this patient.

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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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A Scared Little Boy Finds His Mojo



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.

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