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American College of Orgonomy: Dealing with Pandemic Panic


 

 

"Dealing with Pandemic Panic: The Fresh Approach of Medical Orgone Therapy"
webinar is now available on our YouTube channel.

For more, read Dr. Crist's letter in which he responds to participants’ unanswered questions
and comments that weren’t addressed in the limited time of the webinar.

 

More Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 4:00PM to 5:30PM
Social Orgonomy Presentation Series Online Event
Changing Lives for the Better: Social Orgonomy and the ACO – Past, Present and Future

Free Online Webinar

Join us for Changing Lives for the Better: Social Orgonomy and the ACO – Past, Present and Future, a free online webinar on Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Gain a clear understanding from the ACO’s Social Orgonomy Training Committee members about what social orgonomy is and learn about the ACO's training and public education programs. Find out how social orgonomy offers a different perspective on dealing with a wide range of problems in our troubled world and how the functional approach offered by the training has changed people’s personal and professional lives for the better.

Presenters:
Dee Apple, Ph.D.
Chris Burritt, D.O., Moderator
Edward Chastka, M.D.
Peter A. Crist, M.D.
Virginia Whitener, Ph.D., Program Coordinator

Topics:
What is social orgonomy?
The history of social orgonomy
The on-going Social Orgonomy Training Program
Socio-political Discussion Group
Socio-political Orgonomy Course
Readings in Social Orgonomy study group
Public lectures and presentations on social orgonomy
Podcasts
Publications
An opportunity for questions and reply

The webinar will be facilitated by Zoom. Attendance is free. Registration is required. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BZ7_-sV3S_6yoCaaU0FSvQ




Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:00AM to 12:00 PM (ET)
A Different Kind of Psychiatry Case Presentation Series - "
Identifying the Health In a Patient"
Free Online Webinar
Presented by Chris Burritt, D.O. | Joined by Jackie Bosworth, M.D. | Hosted by Dee Apple, Ph.D.

The webinar will be facilitated by Zoom and will last approximately one hour. Attendance is free. Registration is required.

Register today: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ImY5khuaRw65OJYB1bEmWg


Saturday, October 24, 2020 - Readings in Social Orgonomy online study group begins.

The American College of Orgonomy is offering Readings in Social Orgonomy, a new online reading and study group for students of orgonomy, society and human nature. The first reading will be from Dr. Charles Konia’s soon-to-be-published book, Clueless: The Great Human Disconnect. Additional material will draw from other literary sources on sociopolitics and social orgonomy. The format will consist of a presentation of a chapter or section of a book by a participant followed by an online group discussion with Dr. Edward Chastka as moderator. Dr. Chastka will also present didactic material when necessary to add depth to the conversation .
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The course will be conducted online using the Zoom platform beginning on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 11:30AM to 1:00PM and continuing bimonthly on even numbered months except for the month of August. Future dates will be announced. The group will be run with live back-and-forth interaction between a limited group of online participants.  An unlimited number of auditors will have the opportunity to listen in and observe. Acceptance as either participant or auditor is by application. Once admitted, registrations will be accepted for semesters of three sessions each with the first semester beginning on 10/24/20, followed by sessions on 12/19/20 and 2/27/21. The fee is $105 per semester for participants; auditors may attend free of charge.

To request an application, email aco@orgonomy.org or call (732) 821-1144.




Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 4:00PM to 5:00 PM (ET)
A Different Kind of Psychiatry Case Presentation Series - "
Surviving Drug-Induced Psychosis: A Teenager's Second Chance at Life Through Psychotherapy"
Free Online Webinar
Presented by Susan Marcel, D.O. | Joined by Dale Rosin, D.O.


Please visit again for announcements about more future webinars and events.


 

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.



September 12, 2020A Different Kind of Psychiatry Case Presentation Series - "Does Traditional Psychiatry Help Our Patients?"
Presented by Salvatore Iacobello, M.D. | Joined by Dee Apple, Ph.D.

August 15, 2020 Free On-line Webinar - A Different Kind of Psychiatry Case Presentation Series: "Psychotherapy: A Place to Complain Productively." Presented by Philip Heller, M.D. | Joined by Peter A. Crist, M.D. Hosted by Chris Burritt, D.O.

May 16, 2020 Free On-Line Webinar - A Different Kind of Psychiatry Case Presentation Series: "Treating Patients During the Pandemic: A Medical Orgonomist's View." Presented by Howard Chavis, M.D. | Joined by Susan Marcel, D.O.

April 18, 2020 Free On-Line Webinar - A Different Kind of Psychiatry Case Presentation Series: Dealing with Pandemic Panic: The Fresh Approach of Medical Orgone Therapy. Presenter: Peter A. Crist, M.D. | Joined by Chris Burritt, D.O. View webinar video on our YouTube channel

February 8, 2020 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