Daniel Schiff PhD
Daniel Schiff PhD                

2021-22 (Year 1) syllabus

 2021:

 All meetings on are held on Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 PM Pacific Standard Time

 

 

October 12:     4:30 - 6:30 PM:     An overview of Contemporary Orgone (Reichian) Therapy - Didactic

 

October 26:     4:30 - 6:30 PM:    The Development of Classical Orgone Therapy: From Character                 Analysis to  Vegetotherapy, to Orgone Therapy - Didactic

 

November 9:  4:30 - 5:30 PM:     Functional Antithesis of Sexuality and Anxiety / Biological Pulsation        and    Autonomic  Function - Didactic

    5:30 - 6:30 PM:      Case discussions focusing upon how the understanding of the                      antithesis of  sexuality and anxiety and biological pulsation is applied      in therapy sessions - Application

 

November 23:  4:30 - 5:30 PM:  Character, Character Formation, and Character Analysis: as originally      laid out by Reich - Didactic

                            5:30 - 6:30 PM:   Case discussions focusing on client’s character, its formation, and              therapy  approach   from a character analytic perspective - Application

 

 December 7:   4:30 - 5:30 PM:      The Hysterical (Passive-Feminine) and Compulsive Character                     Styles as originally laid  out by Reich - Didactic

                        5:30 - 6:30 PM:       Case discussions illustrating Hysterical and Compulsive Character             Styles - Application

 

 

 2022:

 All meetings on are held on Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 PM Pacific Standard Time

                               

January 4:  4:30 - 5:30 PM:         The Phallic and Masochistic Character Styles as originally laid out by          Reich - Didactic

                      5:30 - 6:30 PM:          Case discussions illustrating the Phallic and Masochistic Character             Styles -  Application

 

January 18:  4:30 - 5:30 PM:       Character Formation and Character Analysis: contemporary                          psychodynamic viewpoints and approaches – self psychology and                intersubjectivity - Didactic

                       5:30 - 6:30 PM:       Case discussions focusing on client’s character, its formation, and                therapy approach from a self-psychological and intersubjective                    perspective – Application

 

February 1: 4:30 - 5:30 PM:        The Biophysical Armor: nature, development and relationship to                  primary and secondary drives - Didactic

                      5:30 - 6:30 PM:        Case discussions focusing upon client's biophysical armor -                           Application

 

February 15: 4:30 - 5:30 PM:     Orgonomic Functionalism - Didactic

  5:30 - 6:30 PM:      Case discussions demonstrating the use of orgonomic functional                  thought in case conceptualization and therapeutic approach -                        Application

   

March 1:  4:30 - 5:30 PM:           Contact and its Disturbances: Contactlessness and Substitute                                                                              Contact - Didactic

                  5:30 - 6:30 PM:            Making contact – the heart of therapy – Application/Experiential

 

March 15: 4:30 - 5:30 PM:           Forms of therapeutic contact from a contemporary orgonomic stance -                                                             Didactic

    5:30 - 6:30 PM:           Experimenting with forms of contact – Application/Experiential

 

April 12:  4:30 - 6:30 PM:            The segmental arrangement of the somatic (biophysical) armor.  “The         Expressive   Language of the Living” – Didactic/Experiential

 

April 26:  4:30 - 5:30 PM:      Character structure and the segmental armor - Didactic

 5:30 - 6:30 PM:             Case discussions focusing upon the relationship between client’s                  character   structure and segmental armor - Application

 

March 29:  4:30 - 5:30 PM:         Detailed exploration of the biophysical segments. 1. The ocular                                                                            segment - Didactic

                    5:30 - 6:30 PM:           Clinical interventions addressing the ocular segment -                                    characterological and biophysical technique - Application

 

May 10:  4:30 - 5:30 PM:             Detailed exploration of the biophysical segments. 2. The oral and                   cervical segments – Didactic

                 5:30 - 6:30 PM:             Clinical interventions addressing the oral and cervical segments -                   characterological and biophysical technique - Application

 

May 24:  4:30 - 5:30 PM:            Detailed exploration of the biophysical segments. 2. The thoracic  and          diaphragmatic segments – Didactic

 

                 5:30 - 6:30 PM:           Clinical interventions addressing the thoracic and diaphragmatic                   segments - characterological and biophysical technique - Application

 

June 7:  4:30 - 5:30 PM:             Detailed exploration of the biophysical segments. 4. The abdominal         and pelvic  segments and Reich’s orgasm theory- Didactic

               5:30 - 6:30 PM:             Beginning biophysical work – observation of the somatic armor                      through  the biophysical evaluation – Didactic/Experiential

 

June 21:  4:30 - 6:30 PM:           Putting it all together – Key concepts in Contemporary Orgone                       Therapy  –  Didactic/Experiential

 

 

Contact information

Daniel Schiff PH.D.
1033 SW Yamhill Street

Suite 402

Portland, Oregon 97205


Phone: 503 290-4655

E-mail: dschiff@dschiffphd.com

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