Comprehensive CD Training Series
3 Comprehensive Courses: Incorporating Masterson with Reich, Wilhelm Reich’s Diagnostic Typology, and Introduction to Reich, are on sale for 50% off during the month of February 2013. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before 2/28/13 for instructions on how to place your order for the discounted price.
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OINC’s 6-course Comprehensive CD training series is designed for new and current students who want to learn characteranalysis and have a comprehensive education in Wilhelm Reich, Masterson and Dr. Frisch’s method.
These courses are at an intermediate/advanced level and will thoroughly cover the theoretical and clinical approach of Wilhelm Reich and his somatic techniques. The Masterson Group’s delineation of the Disorders of the Self will also be included in order to represent later research in developmental attachment theory and round out Reich’s diagnostic typology. These training courses are rich with information, include non-confidential discussion and experiential coaching to hear the approach in action, and allow students to self-pace and deepen their learning to the point of mastery. These courses facilitate your entry into more advanced classes that include Reich’s biophysical interventions.
In addition to Dr. Patricia Frisch’s instruction, several segments of the training will be taught by Dr. Richard Blasband. Richard A. Blasband is a board-certified psychiatrist. Dr. Blasband studied medical orgonomy with Dr. Elsworth Baker, who was appointed by Wilhelm Reich to train physicians in his therapeutic discipline, psychiatric orgone therapy. With others of Dr. Baker’s students, Dr. Blasband assisted Dr. Baker in the creation of the American College of Orgonomy.
For two samples of Dr. Frisch teaching the Audio Comprehensive Series, listen here:
Incorporating Masterson with Reich
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The intent of this class is to integrate the diagnostic nosology of James Masterson with Wilhelm Reich’s Character Typology (Orgonomy). Reich focused on neurotic character types and Masterson created a developmental self/object relations perspective and created the Disorders of Self to cover preoedipal developmental issues. Case Management from both perspectives is included. To supplement Reich’s approach, this class also integrates theory and technique from Carl Jung. Time: 5:37 (5.5 hrs. CE Credit)
- James Masterson (Masterson Approach): Introduction to the Disorders of the Self: Developmental Self-Object Relations Approach – covering preoedipal developmental issues pertaining to personality (character disorders)
- Masterson Approach: Basic Concepts Applicable to Orgonomic Clinical Practice and the Narcissistic Personality Disorder
- Wilhelm Reich: Introduction to Character Formation, Diagnosis, Red Thread and the Genital Character
- Wilhelm Reich: Delineation of all Character Types: Genital, Hysteric, Phallic, Anal, Ocular, Oral
- Masterson Approach: Disorders of the Self: Borderline, Narcissistic, Schizoid
- Reich’s Typology: Most commonly seen characters in treatment
- Dialogue with the Unconscious: Jung
- Case Supervision, discussion to enhance learning all aspects of the training
Wilhelm Reich’s Diagnostic Typology
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The intent of this class is to further integrate the diagnostic perspectives of James Masterson with Wilhelm Reich’s Character Typology (Orgonomy). The focus will be on differential diagnosis as well as elaboration on specific diagnostic categories from each theorist. Analytic technique and case management from both perspectives are included. Time: 5:38 (5.5 hrs. CE Credit)
- Reich and Masterson: transference neurosis/transference acting out, counter-transference.
- Masterson’s approach to therapeutic neutrality, stance and therapeutic relationship, counter-transference continued.
- Understanding and working with the stratified layers of defense.
- Reich’s diagnostic categories: phallic narcissist, chronic depressive-interventions.
- Masterson’s differential diagnosis: exhibitionistic narcissist and closet narcissistic.
- Reich’s diagnostic category: manic depressives, and interventions with neurotics.
- DSM IV/Masterson typology comparison, information gathering for differential diagnosis.
- Masterson: differential diagnosis – Ralph Klein vignettes.
- Case Management: defensive acting out – 2 case studies (borderline with PTSD and phallic narcissist from Journal of Orgonomy)
- Reich: differential diagnosis according to Reich – character and energetic developmental fixations.
- Case supervision and discussion to enhance learning all aspects of the training.
Introduction to Reich
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The intent of this class is to offer a methodical step-by-step introduction to the works of Wilhelm Reich (Orgonomy/Orgonomic Treatment), specifically his theory and clinical practice of character-analysis. To supplement Reich’s approach, this class integrates theory and technique from James Masterson and Carl Jung. Time: 5:31 (5.5 hrs. CE Credit)
- The clinician as the instrument of change.
- Contact/Contactlessness/Substitute Contact: how to work with contact problems in the therapeutic relationship.
- Historical overview of Reich: from character analysis to Orgone Biotherapy.
- Character analysis, latent resistance, negative transference: the unfolding of the therapeutic relationship.
- Development of character from childhood, 3 layers: core feelings, secondary layer, and façade.
- Basics of Orgonomic Treatment: initial phase of treatment, therapeutic frame (James Masterson), policies and procedures, and informed consent. How frame catalyzes issues of transference and latent negativity.
- How To’s: first and second sessions – initial interview.
- Carl Jung: heart and soul of the work.
- Basics of Orgonomy: elements of bioenergetics, genitality, orgasm reflex and orgasm anxiety, and their application in therapy.
- Case supervision, discussion to enhance learning of all aspects of the training.
Working Outside the Box
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The intent of this class is to further integrate the diagnostic perspectives of James Masterson with Wilhelm Reich’s Character Typology (Orgonomy). The focus will be on elaboration on specific diagnostic categories from each theorist namely Schizoid Disorder of the Self and Schizophrenia from both Mastersonian and Orgonomic perspectives. Case studies will be presented to further elucidate these character types. Analytic technique and case management from both theorists are included. To supplement Reich’s approach, this class also integrates theory and technique from Carl Jung. Time: 7:00 (7 hrs CE Credit)
- Masterson Approach: Dr. Candice Orcutt presents Mahler – presentation and discussion of schizophrenia.
- A newer integration of attachment theory by Dr. Gilbert Foley – self-social-emotional development of the infant as it pertains to the development of pathology.
- Masterson Group: (Dr. Orcutt) clinical approach.
- Masterson Group: Case study – schizophrenia.
- Reich: Orgonomic diagnosis – schizophrenia, disorder of the ocular segment.
- Case studies of schizophrenia in orgonomy: diagnosis and treatment.
- Reich: Elaboration on subtypes of schizophrenia.
- Jung: Therapy as a transformational process – inspiring individuation and core expression.
- Jung: Elements of dream analysis.
- Reich: The nature of emotional illness and what corrects it.
- Case supervision, discussion to enhance learning all aspects of the training.
Borderline Disorders & Working with Anxiety
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The intent of this class is to further elaborate on the diagnostic perspectives of Wilhelm Reich’s Character Typology and The Masterson Group. We will continue our focus on specific diagnostic categories from each theorist: Borderline Personality Disorder of the Self and Hysteric – from an Orgonomic perspective. Anxiety Disorders and Trauma will be looked at from both Reichian and Mastersonian perspectives. Case studies will be presented to further elucidate these diagnostic types and delineate appropriate interventions. Analytic technique and case management from both theorists are included. Time: 4:43 (4.5 hrs CE Credit)
- Summary of Borderline Personality Disorder: Masterson Approach: Karla Clark Ph.D.
- Confrontation: Primary Intervention for the Borderline, Ralph Klein M.D.
- Case Supervision: Borderline Patients
- Reich: The Hysteric and the Oedipal Complex
- Anxiety Disorders According to Reich and Masterson
- Discussion of Mistakes and Failures in Treatment
Obesity and Middle Phase of Treatment
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The intent of this class is to explore the increasing problems of obesity and other weight issues affecting patients. We will delineate Reich’s oral unsatisfied diagnostic type and look at developmental factors that correlate with obesity. A section on counter-transference issues and a lecture on couples therapy from Orgonomic and Mastersonian perspectives will also be included. Finally, we will cover Orgonomic medicine and physics. Throughout, treatment strategies will be discussed. Time: 4:32 (4.5 hrs. CE Credit)
- Reich: Oral Unsatisfied Block: Obesity
- More on the Function of Over-eating from an Orgonomic Perspective
- Counter-transference Issues: Blocks to Clarity
- Reich: Counter-transference
- Couples Therapy: Reichian and Mastersonian
- Orgonomic Medicine and Physics
- Individual Comprehensive CD Courses are $325* each.
- Training Package containing all 6 CD’s: $1650* ($300 discount) Order the 6-Course CD Training Package Now
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Study Group Requests:
If you are interested in a live study group option for this training series in order to enhance mastery of the material, provide opportunities to engage experientially with the intervention style, and to aid in integrating the work into other paradigms, please let us know. We will assemble study groups when there is sufficient interest. Private mentorship opportunities with Dr. Frisch are also available.
Students wishing to study the Comprehensive CD Training Series must be licensed health professionals or students on track for licensure, have completed sufficient introductory and intermediate training through OINC, or have permission of Dr. Frisch.
All live and audio distance learning classes receive CE credit for MFT’s, LCSW’s, and BRN’s. All live and distance learning professional training courses are eligible for CE credits for psychologists through CPA OPD – please contact us to see if psychology CE credits are available for the courses you wish to take. Dr. Patricia Frisch is approved by the CPA OPD to sponsor continuing professional education for psychologists in California. Dr. Patricia Frisch maintains responsibility for this program and its content. All students wishing CE credit for Audio Courses must meet completion requirements, which include submitting an audio course evaluation and, in the case of Psychologists, passing a comprehension self-test; all within 60 days of the audio course purchase. CE certificate fees for 2013 = $20/course.