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My new book will be published in February 2018 by Routledge/Taylor & Francis!

Whole Therapist, Whole Patient: Integrating Reich, Masterson, and Jung in Modern Psychotherapy

Foreword by Judith Pearson, Director, The International Masterson Institute!

Dr. Patricia Frisch’s book is a must-read guidebook for psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health and medical professionals. Anyone interested in psychology, personality or character types, verbal analysis, and somatic approaches will enjoy her lively discussion. It includes an easy-to-read, step-by-step methodology for treating the whole patient while supporting the whole therapist. The reader is introduced to Wilhelm Reich, the father of somatic psychology and character analysis, James Masterson M.D. and Carl Jung. Dr. Frisch’s innovative method integrates these theoreticians for the first time, creating a clear typology of character types that can be utilized as a handy guide to understanding yourself and your patients.

Whole Therapist, Whole Patient is filled with tools and techniques for therapists, instructions on dream analysis, case management, working with difficult patients and much more. Dr. Frisch’s guidance includes instructions from the first phone call to termination and is an excellent choice for beginning therapists as well as mature clinicians who want to improve their game. Dr. Frisch has a unique approach that captures the essence of the patient in the first sessions. She teaches her direct style of intervention that encapsulates dynamics in a forthright way allowing patients to grasp the essence of their problematic style. Therapy gets off to a dynamic start rather than meandering down the tired trail of storytelling.

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Patricia Frisch Ph.D.

Executive Director of The Orgonomic Institute Northern California

Patricia Frisch, Ph.D., psychologist, MFT, is an expert in Wilhelm Reich’s characteranalytic and somatic approach, known as Orgonomy. She has created her own unique method, integrating Masterson, and Jung with Reich that defines the nuts and bolts of clinical practice. Reichian theory is at heart of current somatic approaches. As founder and Director of The Orgonomic Institute of Northern California (OINC), she supervises and trains professionals in Orgonomy: characteranalysis, somatic interventions, diagnostic typologies, and enhanced clinical skills at her own facility and at clinics in the Bay Area. She led workshops at Esalen® Institute for 10 years. Dr. Frisch has created a comprehensive audio training program, which provides long-distance learning and certification options to students throughout the U.S. and internationally. She authored the Orgonomy (Reichian Therapy) chapter of SAGE Publications’ (2015) Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy and published a video through SAGE (2015). She maintains an active private practice in Mill Valley, California.

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