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.
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.
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.
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.
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.