Writing a book has been on my radar for many years as my method began to take shape; yet, the material had not ripened sufficiently until April 2015 when I officially committed to the process at Sea Ranch, California. I discovered a no-nonsense editor and began what would become a 2.5-year process.
In my mid-20’s, I was drawn to the theories and clinical approach of Wilhelm Reich while in a master’s degree program at Goddard College. As my own clinical practice and role as a mentor and teacher developed over the years, I realized the importance of updating Reich’s character typologies to include attachment theory while keeping the legacy of Reich in tact. Jung, the great master of dream analysis and transformational psychology, was an essential component of my analytic perspective. My method has taken shape over the years and is now ready to be shared.
Now my book, Whole Therapist, Whole Patient: Integrating Reich, Masterson, and Jung in Modern Psychotherapy, is on its way to the finish line in the hands of the publisher, Routledge/Taylor & Francis (scheduled for publication in April 2018). I hope you all will read it. For patients, a few chapters may seem a bit dense (although you have, at times, put up with my theoretical blogs) but other chapters are filled with interesting case vignettes and helpful hints for patients and therapists. I am grateful to all of you who have participated in therapy and OINC trainings and programs – I hope the work has contributed to you as well. You all have taught me what I now can give back.
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