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. 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.
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
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.
There is a lot of talk about marijuana in the news recently whether about recreational use or “medical” use. How much have you heard about the emotional effects it has on young people? Listen to Dr. Peter Crist M.D get to the heart of his patient’s problem and hear how together they address his “who cares” attitude only reinforced by his drug use.
Listen in and hear how Dr. Phil Heller M.D. turns John’s emergency into an opportunity for positive change. Highlighted in this presentation is the importance of a trusting doctor-patient relationship and truly understanding how a person’s characteristic attitude can be used to defend against strong emotions.