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Coronavirus ACO Event Update

March 14, 2020

Dear Friend of the ACO:

The ACO executive committee has thought long and hard over the last several days about how we need to respond to the circumstances surrounding the current corona virus pandemic, especially regarding our scheduled events.

As a precaution, we've decided to cancel or postpone all public ACO events at least through April of 2020.

That will include:

- March 21 - ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion featuring Screenagers: NEXT CHAPTER
- April 4 - Social Orgonomy public presentation, "Working With Others: Social Orgonomy in All Walks of Life"
- April 18 - Case Presentation Series, "A Perceptive Child Navigates a Crazy World: 'Feelings Doctor' Revisited."

We will evaluate the situation on an ongoing basis to decide when to resume our public events and we very much hope to reschedule those that we can.

We regret this temporary disruption in the ongoing expansion of your knowledge about orgonomy, but every problem often presents an opportunity. This is the perfect time for you to learn more from our podcast series in the comfort of your own home or car.

Please note that our main office continues to remain open and all of our doctors are continuing to see patients. Our referral service remains up and running as well.

For updates, monitor our homepage or call the ACO at (732) 821-1144.


Peter A. Crist, M.D.
President
American College of Orgonomy



ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion - This event has been postponed
"Screenagers: NEXT CHAPTER"

Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:00PM
This is a free event
On Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:00 PM at the ACO campus in Princeton, NJ, ACO Movie Night & Open Discussion will feature Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, a documentary by filmmaker and physician, Delaney Ruston. This is the sequel to her first feature documentary, Screenagers, which explored the impact of screen technology on teens and offered parents and families proven solutions. Dr. Ruston takes the conversation about screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER. This film examines the science behind teens' emotional challenges, the interplay of social media in their lives, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help adolescents build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.

Dr. Ruston takes a deeply intimate approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life--including her own--helping us understand these challenges in our current screen-obsessed society. Dr. Ruston explores how parents and educators can empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy and stress resilience. We witness Dr. Ruston as she finds her way from ineffective parenting to much-improved strategies. Through poignant stories of families from an array of backgrounds with a spectrum of emotional challenges--interwoven with surprising insights from brain researchers, psychologists, and thought leaders-Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER reveals evidence-based ways to support mental wellness among our youth.

Join us as we examine how social media and screen time may be impacting our teens' perceptions of themselves and the world around them, their relationships and their school work. Howard Chavis, M.D. and Susan Marcel, D.O. will lead the discussion after the film.

Admission to Movie Night is free. We hope you and your teenagers will join us! Please come early for complimentary pizza, popcorn and beverages before the movie at 6:45PM. For reservations call (732) 821-1144, register on-line or email the ACO

Watch the official trailer:

Listen to the Screenagers interview here


Social Orgonomy Event - This event has been postponed
"Working with Others: Social Orgonomy in All Walks of Life"

Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:00PM to 6:00PM

This is a free event

For a fresh perspective on how to address and improve work situations and rejuvenate business practices, join us for “Working with Others: Social Orgonomy in All Walks of Life” on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the ACO Campus, 4419 Route 27, Princeton NJ from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. Admission is free.

Brief presentations will be given by three members of the American College of Orgonomy’s (ACO) Social Orgonomy Training Program, demonstrating how they employed what they learned in their work. The training program, taught by two psychiatrists and two psychologists, applies bioenergetic principles to interactions in the social realm, including the work place. As an example, learning about character analysis gave non-doctor trainees a better understanding about the people they deal with; trainees also experienced how applying principles about character to whole organizations altered not only how they functioned in their work places but also transformed the institutions in which they work.

Marcia Futter, a retired finance manager who volunteered her skills for a non-profit organization and transitioned onto their board, will present: “Observe, Observe, and Observe Again.” The training she received through the ACO social orgonomy program enabled her to help the non-profit staff gain clarity about the true nature and function of their programs. This resulted in improved budgeting and financial reporting as well as unexpected broader benefits for the staff.

“The Importance of Accurate Staff Perception” features Dan Gregory, owner of residential, extended-care facilities for people with a variety of medical conditions. He will discuss his success helping clients find more satisfaction in their lives than if they were ware-housed in a typical facility.

The third presentation, “Got It! Work Function and Satisfaction,” is from Kay Stoltzfus, a real estate owner and landlord. She will talk about how when dealing with a difficult tenant, she saw the need to draw clearer boundaries and her function as a landlord became more sharply defined. Once she accomplished that, her work became far more rewarding.

The presentations by the trainees will be followed by an open discussion with the presenters and faculty.

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


A Different Kind of Psychiatry: Case Presentation Series - This event has been postponed
"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
For reservations call (732) 821-1144, email the ACO or register on-line.

 


A Different Kind of Psychiatry: Case Presentation Series
"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
For reservations call (732) 821-1144, email the ACO or register on-line.

 



ACO Discovery Event - The Art and Science of Nature Observation
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Details to be announced. For information call (732) 821-1144 or email the ACO

 

A Different Kind of Psychiatry: Case Presentation Series
"Heart-breaking Distress in a Three-Year Old"
Presented by Virginia Whitener, Ph.D. Joined by Jackie Bosworth, M.D.
Saturday, June 6, 2020 4:00PM to 5:00PM
For reservations call (732) 821-1144 or email the ACO

 

 


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 29, 2020 A Different Kind of Psychiatry: Case Presentation Series Treating the Negative Effects of Permissive Parenting, Presenter: Alberto Foglia, M.D. Joined by Chris Burritt, D.O.

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