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A Different Kind of Psychiatry: Case Presentation Series | ACO Campus, 4419 Route 27, Princeton NJ. Free to attend.

The ACO is offering the public the opportunity to learn how medical orgone therapy makes a difference in treating a variety of emotional problems. Our ongoing series of clinical case presentations and discussions is held monthly at the ACO campus in Princeton, NJ.

The next event in the series on Saturday, February 29, 2020 is "Treating the Negative Effects of Permissive Parenting" by Alberto Foglia, M.D. Joining Dr. Foglia will be Chris Burritt, D.O.

The series is free to attend. Seating is limited and advance registration is recommended. Call (732) 821-1144 or register online below.
Flyer

 

Read the US1 March 28, 2019 article about the series - “Ride the Emotional Rollercoaster"

 

"Treatment of a Boy with Manic Depressive Character"
Presented by Edward Chastka, M.D. | Joined by Salvatore Iacobello, M.D.
Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:00PM to 5:00PM
ACO Campus, 4419 Route 27, Princeton, NJ

On Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 4:00PM to 5:00PM at the ACO campus in Princeton, NJ, Edward Chastka, M.D. will present “Treatment of a Boy with Manic Depressive Character” as part of our monthly A Different Kind of Psychiatry Case Presentation Series.

Larry is an eight-year-old boy referred to therapy with Dr. Chastka because his parents were unable to cope with his anger, over-excitability and inability to sleep. They did not understand how their relationship with their son, who they described as “the best kid” had devolved into repeated rounds of fruitless arguments and ineffective punishments. Dr. Chastka’s treatment required working through the boy’s superficial defenses of excessive talking and hyperactivity in order to reach the misery that was concealed beneath. It was also necessary to help the parents see that their son was not a bad kid, but a boy with a high level of energy and creativity who suffered from deep misery and severe anxiety that he was unable to adequately control or express. With this insight, the parents developed new ways to help their son control destructive impulses and find better ways to express his lively and caring nature.

We hope you will join us to hear more of Larry’s story and learn about the value of the kind of character diagnosis used in medical orgone therapy for both treatment and understanding of the prognosis. Salvatore Iacobello, M.D. will join Dr. Chastka for the open discussion.

The series is FREE to attend.

For reservations call (732) 821-1144, email the ACO or register on-line.


"Treating the Negative Effects of Permissive Parenting"
Presented by Alberto Foglia, M.D. Joined by Chris Burritt, D.O.
Saturday, February 29, 2020 11:00AM to 12:00 PM
ACO Campus, 4419 Route 27, Princeton, NJ

On Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 11:00AM to 12:00PM at the ACO campus in Princeton, NJ, Alberto Foglia, M.D. will present “Treating the Negative Effects of Permissive Parenting” as part of our monthly A Different Kind of Psychiatry Case Presentation Series.

Mario, a three-year-old boy, suffered from problems of impulse control both at home and school. The severe nature of his condition, however, became more evident once Mario and his mother began medical orgone therapy with Dr. Foglia. During their first session, the full impact of the mother/son attachment issues were observed. The mother had no control over Mario and was unable to direct and guide his intense emotions. When she tried to do so, Mario exhibited a disturbing intensity of rage, hatred and fear.

The separation difficulty between Mario and his mother is reminiscent of a case made famous by Jane Goodall in her research and observations in Gombe, Africa. Goodall described the case of the young chimp, Flint, who presented similar attachment complications with his mother Flo—the disturbance that ultimately caused Flint’s premature death. It is very interesting to see the parallels between the causes of these attachment problems: the biological weakness of Flo and the emotional weakness of Mario’s mother.

We hope you will join us to hear more of Mario’s story and how medical orgone therapy can effectively address and treat disordered childhood functioning. Chris Burritt, D.O. will join Dr. Foglia for the open discussion.

The series is FREE to attend.

For reservations call (732) 821-1144, email the ACO or register on-line.


"A Perceptive Child Navigates a Crazy World: Feelings Doctor Revisited"
Presented by Peter A. Crist, M.D. Joined by Edward Chastka, M.D.
Saturday, April 18, 2020 4:00PM to 5:00 PM
ACO Campus, 4419 Route 27, Princeton, NJ

For reservations call (732) 821-1144, email the ACO or register on-line.

 


"What's Eating You? First Aid for Eating Disturbances in Medical Illness"
Presented by Howard Chavis, M.D. Joined by Susan Marcel, D.O.
Saturday, May 16, 2020 4:00PM to 5:00 PM
ACO Campus, 4419 Route 27, Princeton, NJ

For reservations call (732) 821-1144, email the ACO or register on-line.

 

 

 


 

February 29, 2020 - 11:00AM to 12:00PM
- ACO Case Presentation Series - Treating the Negative Effects of Permissive Parenting Presenter: Alberto Foglia, M.D. Joined by Chris Burritt, D.O.

March 21, 2020 - 7:00PM
- ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion | "Screenagers - The Next Chapter"
- For reservations call (732) 821-1144, register on-line or email the ACO
- Watch the official trailer

April 4, 2020 - 4:00PM to 6:00PM
- Social Orgonomy Event - "Working with Others: Social Orgonomy in All Walks of Life" Information TBA.

April 18, 2020 - 4:00PM to 5:00PM
- ACO Case Presentation Series - A Perceptive Child Navigates a Crazy World: Feelings Doctor Revisited Presenter: Peter A. Crist, M.D. Joined by Edward Chastka, M.D.

May 16, 2020 - 4:00PM to 5:00PM
- ACO Case Presentation Series - "What’s Eating You? First Aid for Eating Disturbances in Medical Illness" Presenter Howard Chavis, M.D. Joined by Dr. Marcel, D.O.

June 6, 2020 - 9:00AM to 1:00PM
- ACO Discovery Event - The Art and Science of Nature Observation. Presenter: Virginia Whitener, Ph.D.

June 6, 2020 - 4:00PM to 5:00PM
- ACO Case Presentation Series - "Heart-breaking Distress in a Three-Year Old". Presenter: Virginia Whitener, Ph.D. Joined by Jackie Bosworth, M.D.

July 18, 2020 - 4:00PM to 5:00PM
- ACO Case Presentation Series - "Who Needs Therapy! It's Easier to Complain", Presenter: Philip Heller, M.D. Joined by Peter A. Crist, M.D.

August 8, 2020 - 4:00PM to 5:00PM
- Presenter, TBA Joined by TBA

September 12, 2020—4:00PM to 5:00PM
- ACO Case Presentation Series - "Does Traditional Psychiatry Help Our Patients?" Presenter Salvatore Iacobello, M.D. Joined by Dee Apple, M.D.

October 3, 2020 - 4:00PM to 6:00PM
- Special Event: Master Voice Class in Functional Singing with Voice Teacher and Mezzo Soprano, Donna Reid

October 17, 2020 - 11:00AM to 12:00PM
- ACO Case Presentation Series - "Don’t Disturb the Peace: A Young Man’s Emotional Struggle", Presenter Chris Burritt, D.O., Joined by Jackie Bosworth, M.D.

November 14, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
- ACO Case Presentation Series - "Surviving Drug-Induced Psychosis: A Teenager's Second Chance at Life Through Psychotherapy", Presenter Susan Marcel, D.O. Joined by Dale Rosin, M.D.



 

February 8, 2020 - 4:00PM to 5:00PM
- ACO Case Presentation Series - Treatment of a Boy with Manic Depressive Character. Presenter: Edward Chastka, M.D. Joined by Salvatore Iacobello, M.D.

February 1, 2020 Special Event - The Third in a Series: All People Great and Small, Readings by Peter A. Crist, M.D.
Presenter
: Peter A. Crist, M.D.

January 11, 2020 Making a Good Connection: The Precursor to Successful Therapy
Presenter: Jackie Bosworth, M.D.
Joined by: Philip Heller, M.D.

December 14, 2019 A Scared Little Boy Finds His Mojo
Presenter: Dee Apple, Ph.D.
Joined by: Jackie Bosworth, M.D.

November 16, 2019 Symptomatic Relief of Adolescent Depression
Presenter: Salvatore Iacobello, M.D.
Joined by: Chris Burritt, D.O.

October 26, 2019 ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film: Screenagers

Presenters Howard Chavis, M.D. and Susan Marcel, D.O. 

October 19, 2019 A Preteen Girl with Terrifying Intrusive Thoughts
Presenter: Dale Rosin, D.O.
Joined by: Peter A. Crist, M.D.

October 5, 2019 - Special Event: Master Voice Class in Functional Singing
Presenter:
Donna Reid, Voice Teacher & Mezzo-Soprano

September 21, 2019 A Nine-Year-Old Boy with Anger and Nausea
Presenter
: Philip Heller, M.D.
Joined by: Chris Burritt, D.O.

August 17, 2019 A Different Kind of Psychiatry: A Monthly Series of Therapy Stories Treating a Child: The Feelings Doctor
Presenter
: Peter A. Crist, M.D.
Joined byJackie Bosworth, M.D.

July 20, 2019 A Different Kind of Psychiatry: A Monthly Series of Therapy Stories "A Child in Urgent Need of Limit-Setting"
Presenter
: Jackie Bosworth, M.D.
Joined by Susan Marcel, D.O.

June 1, 2019 A Different Kind of Psychiatry: A Monthly Series of Therapy Stories "The Importance of Parental Support in the Treatment of a Child"
Presenter
: Virginia Whitener, Ph.D.
Joined by Alberto Foglia, M.D.

May 11, 2019 - A Different Kind of Psychiatry: A Monthly Series of Therapy Stories "Right from the Start: Pregnancy, Birth and Emotion"
Presenter
: Susan Marcel, D.O.
Joined by Chris Burritt, D.O.

April 13, 2019 - A Different Kind of Psychiatry: A Monthly Series of Therapy Stories | "Turning a Psychiatric Emergency Into an Opportunity for Positive Change"
Presenter:
Philip Heller, M.D.
Joined by Dee Apple, Ph.D

April 6, 2019 - Special Event - All People Great and Small: Readings by Peter A. Crist, M.D.

March 23, 2019 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film: Beautiful Boy

Presenters Dee Apple, Ph.D. and Susan Marcel, D.O. 

February 2, 2019 - Special Event: Master Voice Class in Functional Singing
Presenter:
Donna Reid, Voice Teacher & Mezzo-Soprano

February 2, 2019 - A Different Kind of Psychiatry: A Monthly Series of Therapy Stories | "Treatment of Two Cases of Panic Attack Without the Use of Medication"
Presenter:
Alberto Foglia, M.D.
Joined by Salvatore Iacobello, M.D.

January 19, 2019 - A Different Kind of Psychiatry: A Monthly Series of Therapy Stories | "Marijuana: Parents Matter"
Presenter:
Dee Apple, Ph.D.
Joined by Edward Chastka, M.D.

December 15, 2018 - A Different Kind of Psychiatry: A Monthly Series of Therapy Stories | "Marijuana: Saying No"
Presenter:
Edward Chastka, M.D.
Joined by Philip Heller, M.D.

December 8, 2018 - Special West Coast Event: "Are You Satisfied with Your Work Life?"
Presenter: Peter A. Crist, M.D.

November 17, 2018 - A Different Kind of Psychiatry: A Monthly Series of Therapy Stories | "An Adolescent Comes Out of the Fog of Marijuana"
Presenter:
Peter A. Crist, M.D.
Joined by Dale Rosin, D.O.

October 6, 2018 - Problems with Marijuana: An ACO Sponsored Forum
Presenters: Dee Apple, Ph.D., Edward Chastka, M.D. and Dale Rosin, D.O.

July 21, 2018 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film: The Pursuit of Happyness

Presenters: Peter A. Crist, M.D. and Susan Marcel, D.O.

June 2, 2018 - Orgonomic Science Event: Half-Day Lab Course on the Reich Blood Test

April 7, 2018 - Special Event: Master Voice Class in Functional Singing
Presenters:
Donna Reid, Voice Teacher & Mezzo-Soprano

March 24, 2018 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film: Generation Found

Presenters: Susan Marcel, D.O. & W.B. Apple, Ph.D.

February 3, 2018 - Special Event - All People Great and Small: Readings by Peter A. Crist, M.D.

December 2, 2017 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film: Lion

Presenters: Susan Marcel, D.O. & Alberto Foglia, M.D.

October 7, 2017 - Legalized Pot: What are the Consequences?
Presenter:
W.B. Apple, Ph.D.

July 15, 2017 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film: Dear Frankie

Presenter: Susan Marcel, D.O.

June 3, 2017 - Half-day Introductory Laboratory Course

May 20, 2017 - Special Event: Master Class in Functional Singing with Donna Reid, Voice Teacher & Mezzo-Soprano
Presenter: Ms. Donna Reid

March 18, 2017 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film: 28 Days
Presenters: Raymond Mero, D.O. & Susan Marcel, D.O.

February 4, 2017 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: A Functional Look at Alcohol & Drug Addiction
Presenter: Edward Chastka, M.D.

December 3, 2016 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film: Lincoln
Presenters: Susan Marcel, D.O. & Alberto Foglia, M.D.

October 1, 2016 - Special Event: Reich & Freud Revisited: Conversations wtih Dr. Charles Konia

July 23, 2016 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film: Race
Presenters: Susan Marcel, D.O. & Jackie Bosworth, M.D.

June 4, 2016 - Orgonomic Science Event: Laboratory Open House

April 2, 2016 - Orgonomic Science Event: Revolutionary Ideas in Biology
Presenter:
Alberto Foglia, M.D.

March 19, 2016 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film: The Young Victoria
Presenters: Susan Marcel, D.O. & Raymond Mero, D.O.

February 6, 2016 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Balancing Work & Love
Presenter: Peter A. Crist, M.D.

November 7, 2015 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film: Into the Woods
Presenters: Susan Marcel, D.O. & David Holbrook, M.D.

October 3, 2015 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: What About Love?
Presenter: David Holbrook, M.D.

July 11, 2015 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film: Danton
Presenter: Salvatore Iacobello, M.D.

June 6, 2015 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: The French Revolution: An Example of the Emotional Plague
Presenters:
Alberto Foglia, M.D. and Virginia Whitener, Ph.D.

April 25, 2015 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film: America, America
Presenter: Susan Marcel, D.O.

April 11, 2015 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Armored Culture, Armored People
Presenter:
Edward Chastka, M.D.

March 8, 2015 - Workshop on Work-Related Topics
Peter A. Crist, M.D.

March 7, 2015 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film: To Kill A Mockingbird

Hosts: Philip Heller, M.D. and Susan Marcel, D.O.

January 31, 2015 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Negotiating Work Politics
Presenter:
Peter A. Crist, M.D.

November 15, 2014 - Special Event: On the Shoulders of a Giant: Fictional Conversations Between Sigmund Freud and Wilhelm Reich
Written By:
Charles Konia, M.D.

October 11, 2014 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film: The Art of Getting By

Hosts:
Dee Apple, Ph.D. and Susan Marcel, D.O.

September 27, 2014 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: The Sexual Struggle of Youth
Presenter:
W.B. Apple, Ph.D.

July 19, 2014 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film: Gravity
Hosts:
David Holbrook, M.D. and Susan Marcel, D.O.

May 31, 2014 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: There Must be More to Life
Presenters:
Philip Heller, M.D. and Dale Rosin, D.O.
Discussion Moderator:
Peter A. Crist, M.D.

May 18, 2014 - Small Group Discussion: Are You Satisfied with Your Work Relationships?
Discussion Moderator:
Peter A. Crist, M.D.

April 26, 2014 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film: Modern Times
Hosts:
Philip Heller, M.D. and Susan Marcel, D.O.

April 5, 2014 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Are You Satisfied with Your Work Relationships?
Presenter:
Peter A. Crist, M.D.

February 22, 2014 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film: Juno
Hosts
: Peter Crist, M.D. and Susan Marcel, D.O.

February 1, 2014 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Right from the Start: Pregnancy, Birth & Emotions
Presenters: Theodota Chasapi, M.D. and Susan Marcel, D.O.

November 10, 2013 - Conversations with an Orgonomist - Topic: Difficult People
Presenter: David Holbrook, M.D.

October 26, 2013 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film:
Chocolat
Hosts : Dee Apple, Ph.D. and Susan Marcel, D.O.

October 5, 2013 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Difficult People: Using Gut Feelings as a Guide in Relationships
Presenter:
David Holbrook, M.D.

July 20, 2013 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion
Film:
A Little Romance
Hosts : David Holbrook, M.D. and Susan Marcel, D.O.

June 1, 2013 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: The Emotional Power of Music
Presenters:
Salvatore Iacobello, M.D. & Ms. Donna Reid, voice teacher and mezzo soprano

April 6, 2013 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: ersonal Relationships in the Digital Age
Presenters:
Virginia Whitener, Ph.D., Dee Apple, Ph.D. and Peter Crist, M.D.

March 9, 2013 - ACO Movie Night
Film:
The Artist
Hosts : Susan Marcel, D.O. and Raymond Mero, D.O.

February 2, 2013 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Are You Satisfied with Your Work Life?
Presenter:
Peter A. Crist, M.D.

November 16, 2012 - ACO Movie Night
Film:
The King's Speech
Hosts : Peter Crist, M.D. and Susan Marcel, D.O.

October 6, 2012 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Emotions Speak Louder Than Words
Presenter:
David Holbrook, M.D.

June 2, 2012 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Fathers: A Forgotten Natural Role
Presenter:
Peter A. Crist, M.D.

March 31, 2012 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Clearing the Air: Facts & Fictions about Marijuana
Presenter:
Richard Ryan, M.A. & Dee Apple, Ph.D.

February 4, 2012 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Medical Orgone Therapy for Children & Teens: Treating Emotional and Behavior Problems
Presenter:
Dale Rosin, D.O.

October 4, 2011 - Special Event: Burned But Not Forgotten: U.S. Government Suppression of Wilhelm Reich's Work
Presenter:
Peter A. Crist, M.D.

May 25, 2011 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: A New View of Society & How We Relate: What is Social Orgonomy?
Presenter:
Dee Apple, Ph.D.

April 2, 2011 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Are Children's Books Just for Kids?
Presenter:
Howard Chavis, M.D.

February 5, 2011- Social Orgonomy Presentation: Is the Doctor Really In? Today's Doctor/Patient Relationship - Making Each Visit Count
Presenters:
Edward Chastka, M.D. & Peter A. Crist, M.D.

October 2, 2010 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: The Roots of Love and Hate: From Conception to the First Days of Life
Presenter:
Theodota Chasapi, M.D.

June 5, 2010 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Armored Language
Presenter:
Dr. Dale Rosin

October 3, 2009 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Text, Phone or Talk?: Communication Confusion in Our Electronic Age
Presenter:
Dr. Peter A. Crist

June 6, 2009 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Children and the Emotional Plague: Inoculation, Antidotes and Protection for Children
Presenter:
Dee Apple, Ph.D

February 7, 2009 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Children of the Emotional Plague: Victims and Architects of Evil
Presenter:
Dee Apple, Ph.D.

October 7, 2008 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Social Forces That Impact Child & Adolescent Development
Presenter:
Dee Apple, Ph.D.

October 11, 2008 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Repeat of Politics & The Emotional Plague: An Open Forum with Charles Konia, M.D.
Presenters:
Dr. Edward Chastka, Dr. Peter Crist, Dr. Charles Konia

October 4, 2008 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Politics & The Emotional Plague: An Open Forum with Charles Konia, M.D.
Presentes:
Dr. Edward Chastka, Dr. Peter Crist, Dr. Charles Konia

June 7, 2008 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: The Faces of Evil: Example From History
Presenter:
Virginia Whitener, Ph.D.

April 5, 2008 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: The Many Faces of Evil: Current Examples of the Emotional Plague
Presenter:
Dee Apple, Ph.D., Dr. Peter A. Crist, Virginia Whitener, Ph.D.

March 3, 2008 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: What is the Emotional Plague? An Introduction (Repeat Presentation)
Presenter:
Dr. Peter A. Crist

February 2, 2008 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: What is the Emotional Plague? An Introduction
Presenter:
Dr. Peter A. Crist

October 6, 2007 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Social Factors that Impact Child and Adolescent Development
Presenter:
Dee Apple, Ph.D

June 2, 2007 - Soical Orgonomy Presentation: No Man is An Island: The Individual & Society an Orgonomic Perspective
Presenter:
Virginia Whitener, Ph.D.

March 31, 2007 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: More Principles of Relationships: A Mini Workshop (AM and PM Session)
Presenter:
Dr. Peter A. Crist

February 3, 2007 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: BioEnergetic Principles of Love, Family, & Work Relationships
Presenter:
Dr. Peter A. Crist

December 2, 2006 - Social Orgonomy Presentation: Social Orgonomy in the 21st Century
Presenter:
Dee Apple, Ph.D.

October 2, 2005 - Children of the Future - Conference - Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA