Media & Press
- On Demand Webinar with Dr. Patricia Frisch! Whole Therapist, Whole Patient: Integrating Reich, Masterson, and Jung in Modern Psychotherapy
- Dr. Frisch was interviewed by Dr. Foojan Zeine. Dr. Zeine is a member of the California Psychological Association LinkedIn group and her podcast is entitled InnerVoice. Dr. Frisch was interviewed on October 15, 2018. You can listen to the recording here or YouTube here.
Sample Webinar or Live Presentations:
Title: Effective Patient Interventions: How to Disarm Defenses
Length: 45 minutes Q & A
- Definition and Discussion of Character Analysis
- Define the essential tenets of the concept of character
- Discuss elements that contribute to the formation of one’s character style.
- Discuss the differences between adaptive and non-adaptive defenses.
- Learn what to track and how to comment.
- Discuss examples of patient behaviors and stylistic aspects that are defensive and warrant therapeutic intervention.
- Realize the potency of interrupting the story.
- Delineation of a few character types used as examples of the method
Describe interventions that effectively disarm character defenses and deepen the therapeutic relationship.
My recently published book: Whole Therapist, Whole Patient: Integrating Reich, Masterson and Jung in Modern Psychotherapy describes my method in-depth.
Title: Introduction To Reich: Critical Concepts Applicable to Somatic Interventions
Length: 45 minutes with 15 minutes Q & A
- Describe Reich’s key theoretical concepts applicable to treatment
- Describe Reich’s character analytic method that distinguishes character types and defensive styles in the here and now.
- Discuss Reich’s concept of body armoring
- Describe various intervention techniques to dismantle defenses and deepen the therapeutic relationship.
Audience Type: Students in Clinical and Somatic Programs
Take-aways for the attendees:
Dr. Frisch has a unique approach that captures the essence of the patient in the first session. She teaches her direct style of intervention that encapsulates dynamics in a forthright way allowing patients to grasp the essence of their obvious problematic defensive styles. She offers a mind/body somatic approach critical to treating today’s patient who more and more seeks out holistic approaches. She has practiced Orgonomy (Reich’s biophysical approach) for over 30 years and certifies Orgonomists. She illustrates a contactful approach, both fierce and quiet. Therapy gets off to a dynamic start rather than meandering down the tired trail of storytelling. For further in-depth study of her method, she will suggest reading her book: “Whole Therapist, Whole Patient: Integrating Reich, Masterson and Jung in Modern Psychotherapy”.
Books, Magazines and Publications:
Frisch, P. (2019, May/June) Psyche and Soma for Mental Health Professionals.
Energy Magazine (103), pp 41-43.
Retrieved from: https://ow.ly/4lEl50uygRR
Frisch, P. (2018) Whole Therapist, Whole Patient: February 2018
Integrating Reich, Masterson, and Jung in Modern
Psychotherapy. New York, NY: Routledge.
Frisch, Patricia (Producer & Author). 2011 – 2015
Copyright 2011 – 2015
33 Audio CD Courses.
Frisch, Patricia: Video: “Orgonomy” in Sage Video: June 2015
Product for Libraries: Counseling & Psychotherapy. https://www.sagepub.com/video
Video Editors: Michael Carmichael and Rachael LeBlong, Sage Publications, Ltd. Toronto, Canada.
Frisch, Patricia: “Orgonomy (Reichian Therapy)”
in Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy: March 2015
1st ed. Edited by Dr Edward Neukrug, General Editor.
Reference Publishing, Sage Publications, Inc., Thousand
Oaks, CA. 2015. 743-748. Print.
Frisch, Patricia and Emery, Alan. “Eight Years at San Quentin”,
AHP Perspective Newsletter, Edited by Kathleen Erickson, Association of Humanistic Psychology, San Francisco, CA.