Training Program for health professionals

The Training Committee for Character Analysis and Psychiatric Orgone Therapy is pleased to announce the beginning of its training program for those mental health professionals (certified psychiatrists, physicians with at least one year residency in a psychiatric setting and psychologists) who wish to practice character analysis (psychologists) and psychiatric orgone therapy (physicians). Its members are Richard Schwartzman, D.O., and Nassos Teopoulos, M.D. Both physicians are certified psychiatrists and qualified psychiatric orgone therapists. All participants must hold a state degree of their profession; be licensed in their country; and have undergone sufficient character restructuring through their personal orgone therapy sessions.

The training program includes:

A. The introductory seminar on orgonomy. The seminar will be conducted in English and Greek. The English program will be conducted by Dr. Schwartzman, in Pennsylvania, USA, through webinars via Skype, and the Greek program will be conducted in person by Dr. Teopoulos, in both Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece. This series of seminars, which is designed for student participation, will be held over the course of two years. There will be a total of 12 sessions, and they will be presented every two months, on a Sunday.

The seminar is being offered for the purpose of obtaining a comprehensive understanding of the work of Wilhelm Reich, M.D., psychiatrist and natural scientist. Students will be provided with specific information on the factors in early life that determine the formation of character, and how character analysis and psychiatric orgone therapy can restore individuals to more natural functioning. Participants will also acquire an understanding of Reich’s theories that go far in explaining the cause of human suffering. This, in turn, will make possible a discussion of what needs be done in the raising of children so that people may develop naturally, and live more satisfying lives.

The following topics will be presented:

  1. An overview of the development of Wilhelm Reich’s discoveries and an introduction to the science of orgonomy.
  2. The development of armoring and its role in determining emotional health.
  3. The stages of human development and their influence on the formation of character. An introduction to the various character types.
  4. The genital character
  5. The ocular character
  6. The oral character
  7. The anal character
  8. The phallic character
  9. The sociopolitical character types.
  10. The principles of psychiatric orgone therapy and the treatment of emotional disorders.
  11. Physical disease and its relationship to armoring.
  12. The prevention of emotional illness and the role of orgone therapy in the treatment of the disturbances that have arisen.

B. The Lab course. A Lab course in orgonomic microscopy and orgone biophysics is offered optionally to those participants who wish to get acquainted with Reich’s discoveries and have a hands-on experience of his experimental results. The course can only be offered in Greece, it will take place after the completion of the Introductory Seminar and it will be conducted in English.

C. The three-year clinical seminar will start right after the completion of the introductory seminar and will be given periodicaly. It will be conducted in English, via Skype by Dr. Schwartzman and in person by Dr. Teopoulos (if there are non-Greek speaking attendees).

D. The on-going personal therapy sessions which are the cornerstone of the training program.

E. The supervision of the trainees’ patients by the members of the Training Committee.

At the end of this period there will be oral, written and clinical examinations. Those therapists who have qualified to practice Reich’s method of treatment will have their names and contact information posted on the websites of the Training Committee.

The Training Committee is currently accepting applications for its Training Program on Orgonomy. It will announce the starting date when there are a sufficient number of participants. For further information and an application form please e-mail: seminar@wilhelmreich.gr