This episode features the article When Yelling is Music by Virginia L. Whitener, Ph.D. from the Journal of Orgonomy Volume 56 number 1 narrated by Hilary Kayle Crist. The article is a beautiful vignette of a medical orgone therapist dealing with her patient’s difficulty with maintaining perspective during the resolution of a crisis by allowing the patient to express her feelings in therapy rather than by dismissing or dulling them.
This episode features the audio from one of the ACO case presentation series webinars, “A Troubled 74-Year-Old Man Finally Gets the Right Diagnosis.” In this episode, Philip Heller, M.D. tells Susan Marcel, D.O. about his 74-year-old patient who was feeling inferior, full of doubt, and isolated from others. Listen in to hear how Dr. Heller connected with his patient, what he saw in his symptoms and behaviors, and how the treatment resulted in a surprising response.
This episode features the narration of the article Problems of Childhood Self-Regulation in an Age of Permissiveness by Peter A. Crist, M.D. reprinted in the Journal of Orgonomy Volume 46 number 2. Originally published in Volume 33 in 1999, Dr. Crist’s article is even more applicable today as parenting has become increasingly indulgent in today’s anti-authority social environment. We hope you’ll share this important information with parents and educators so that those responsible for child-care can have a functional perspective, free of both moralism and an “anything goes” lenient approach.
This episode features the audio from one of our ACO case presentation series webinars, “Beyond Tantrums: Connecting with a Troubled Three-Year-Old” In this episode, Alberto Foglia, M.D. tells Dr. Burritt about a three-year-old girl named Aline that he’s treating for terrible tantrums, problems sleeping, and silly clown-like behavior. He explains how her treatment vividly demonstrates a key discovery of Wilhem Reich which is fundamental for Medical Orgone Therapy.
This episode features the narration of the article Medical Orgone Therapy by Howard Chavis, M.D. from the Journal of Orgonomy Volume 31 number 2. It is a comprehensive introduction and overview of the type of therapy taught at the ACO and will also be available on Substack as our first post. Listen in to hear more about some of Wilhelm Reich’s major discoveries, the development of medical orgone therapy and what sets it apart from any other psychiatric treatment.
This episode features the audio from one of the ACO case presentation series webinars. Jackie Bosworth M.D. tells Dr. Burritt about an adolescent named Stevie who had to be physically restrained, but she resolved a tense situation and brought him relief. Listen in to hear how Dr. Bosworth was able to connect with Stevie and show him and the staff another approach to emotional and physical distress.
This episode features an extraordinary interview with a patient who tells Dr. Burritt about his background and treatment in medical orgone therapy. For privacy, the patient’s and therapist’s names have been changed. Listen in to hear about David, who was severely ill with polio as a child and separated from his family for treatment. He sought therapy for his anger and anxiety at a crucial moment in his life as an adult and only then learned how truly traumatized he had been. Listen in to hear how his therapy not only helped him, but also went beyond those problems, touching every aspect of his life
This episode features the audio from one of the ACO case presentation series webinars. Salvatore Iacobello, M.D. tells Dr. Burritt about his patient Kate who suffered with symptoms of psychosis and wanted more than just medication to handle her illness. She also wanted more out of life. Listen in to hear how Dr. Iacobello was able to connect with Kate, slowly help her out of her psychotic abyss and improve the quality of her life.
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.
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.