THEORY AND TECHNIQUE OF ORGONE THERAPY – ONGOING STUDY: OSLO, NORWAY
HARRY LEWIS ED.D, MSW AND DANIEL SCHIFF PH.D
August 22- 26, 2016
A week long training for therapists and other health professionals who wish further study in the basic principles of orgonomic practice as developed by Wilhelm Reich, MD. Through a combination of lecture/discussions, case presentations, practical demonstrations and video analysis, video presentations, and optional individual introductory therapy sessions, participants will learn first-hand how orgone therapy works in an integrative manner with all aspects of armor – characterological and biophysical - to foster the gradual restoration of orgonomic pulsation and move toward the establishment of orgastic potency.
(9:00 AM – 12:00 PM) Morning session: Lecture/discussion, case presentations, practical demonstrations and video analysis, video presentations.
(12:00 – 1:00 PM) Lunch
(1:00 – 3:30 PM) Afternoon session: Lecture/discussion, case presentations, practical demonstrations and video analysis, video presentations.
(3:30 – 5:00 PM) Study Group (optional)
(3:30 – 6:15 PM). Individual 45 minute sessions (optional): An opportunity for participants who wish to get an introduction to orgonomic treatment from the inside out. Not a requirement for participation in the training. Time will be given during each morning session to discuss participants’ experiences in these sessions as they pertain to the topic of the day if one chooses to do so.
Topics to be covered:
Monday (8/22): Review of the segmental armor – a functional biophysical and characterological perspective.
Tuesday (8/23): Making contact through empathic and observational interventions.
Wednesday (8/23): The initial biophysical exam.
Thursday (8/24): Specific Techniques for working with the segmental armor.
Friday (8/25): Working with various character types and presenting problems
Trainers: Core Faculty - Harry Lewis, Ed.D, MSW and Daniel Schiff, PhD
Associate Faculty – Alexander Bingham, PhD
Training Coordinator: Tore Naess, MD
Fees: Full week - 6100 kroner ($760). Self-regulating sliding scale fee: between 4000 and 6100 kroner as appropriate ($500 - $760).
Morning or afternoon sessions - 775 kroner ($95). Self-regulating sliding scale fee: between 500 and 775 kroner as appropriate ($62 - $95).
Individual 45 minute sessions - Full fee 1050 kroner ($130). Sliding scale between 800 - 1050 kroner ($100 - $130).
Location: Domus & Medicus, Pilestredet Park 7, Oslo, Norway
Harry Lewis, EdD, MSW is a licensed psychiatric social worker specializing in
Orgone Therapy, character- analysis, and psycho- somatic disorders. He has been a student of the work of Dr. Wilhelm Reich since 1970, received his MSW from Fordham University and his doctorate from
Columbia University. Lewis did his postgraduate training in psychoanalysis at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in New York City, and his training in Orgone Therapy with Dr.Victor M.
Sobey, M.D., who was trained by Dr.Reich and worked closely with him until Dr. Reich’s death in 1957. Lewis worked as Dr. Sobey’s close associate until his death in 1995.
Harry Lewis has taught psychology, child development and psycho-somatic psychology at The New School for Social Research in New York for over 30 years, and lectured extensively on the work of Dr. Reich as well as the work of Dr. John Bowlby. He is a member of The Institute for Orgonomic Science, and runs an active training program in Orgone Therapy in New York City. Harry Lewis has practiced Orgone treatment in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village for over 30 years.
Daniel Schiff, PhD is a psychologist and orgone therapist in private practice in Portland, Oregon with 40 years of clinical experience. His study of Reich began in the early 1970’s. He was initially trained in Neo- Reichian practice by Dr. Meri Lehtinen and then in more formal orgonomic practice by Michael Rothenberg, MD, a student of Reich’s. His master’s degree project was an exploration of Reichian therapy and his doctoral dissertation was a study of the relationship between the inhibition of breathing and emotional repression. Formerly on the adjunct graduate faculty at Antioch University and Argosy University, he currently teaches somatic psychology in Lewis and Clark’s graduate school of counseling. He supervises aspiring therapists, runs a training program in Contemporary Reichian Therapy, and lectures on Reich’s work and orgonomic practice wherever he can. In addition to being close friends he and Dr. Lewis have worked and taught together for over two decades.
Alexander Bingham, PhD is a clinical psychologist currently practicing in New York City with twenty years of experience specializing in somatic (body-oriented) Reichian therapy. He received his doctorate from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He has taught graduate psychology classes, presented at conferences, and conducted psychological research focusing on the dangers and inefficacy of using psychotropic medications to treat psychological distress. When practicing in California he formed the Full Spectrum Progressive Psychology Center an integrative intensive outpatient clinic in San Francisco based on somatic and medication-free principles dedicated to supporting the recovery of those experiencing severe psychological distress such as psychosis, chronic anxiety, depression, and addiction to illegal and prescription medications.
Tore Kierulf Naess MD is a medical doctor and a philosopher who currently works as a general practitioner. He has been a student of Reich’s work for over a decade, both theoretically and practically. He is also involved in psychiatric research about personality, the autonomic nervous system and musculosceletal system at the University hospital in Oslo.
Daniel Schiff PH.D.
1033 SW Yamhill Street
Portland, Oregon 97205
Phone: 503 290-4655
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