May 10, 2016

Training the professionals

Training program for mental health professionals

The Training Committee for Character Analysis and Psychiatric Orgone Therapy is pleased to announce its training program for mental health professionals. These include psychiatrists, physicians with a minimum of one year of experience in a psychiatric setting, and psychologists. All participants seeking training must hold a state degree of their profession; be licensed in their country; and have undergone character restructuring through personal orgone therapy. The training committee faculty are Richard Schwartzman, D.O., and Nassos Teopoulos, M.D. Both physicians are certified psychiatrists and qualified psychiatric orgone therapists.

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.
This series of seminars are designed 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 Laboratory course. A Lab course in orgonomic microscopy and orgone biophysics is offered optionally to those who wish to become acquainted with Reich’s discoveries and have the experience of replicating some of his experimental findings. The course will be offered only in Greece and it will take place after the completion of the Introductory Seminar. It will be conducted in English.

C. The three-year clinical seminar will begin after the completion of the introductory seminar. Here students will present clinical cases for training purposes. It will be conducted in English, via Skype by Dr. Schwartzman, and in Greek and English by Dr. Teopoulos. In Greece they will be conducted in person.

D. Continuing personal therapy sessions are the cornerstone of the training program and are arranged to accommodate the participant’s schedule.

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

At the completion of this course 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 program. A starting date will be announced when there are a sufficient number of participants. For further information and an application form please e-mail: