Acknowledgments Foreword Part I: Reich's Influence Introduction 1. History of Wilhelm Reich 2. Why Reich's Model Makes Sense Part II: Character Analysis 3. Character Armor 4. The Origins of Character Types: Changing Sexual Norms 5. Introduction to Character Types Part III: Expanding Reich's Diagnostic Typology 6. Integration of Masterson's Disorder of the Self Diagnoses 7. Masterson's Pre-oedipal Personality Disorders Part IV: Therapeutic Guidelines 8. Create the Frame 9. The Therapeutic Relationship 10. The Therapist's Reactions Part V: Therapeutic Basics 11. The Therapist Tool Chest 12. Challenging Junctures and Difficult Patient Interludes 13. The Business of Therapy Part VI: Psyche to Soma 14. Mind Meets Body 15. Conclusion
Online Chapters: 16. Progression into Trauma 17. Dream Analysis and Individuation Appendices
Patricia R. Frisch, PhD, MFT, is a licensed psychologist, as well as founder and executive director of the Orgonomic Institute of Northern California (OINC), where she mentors, supervises, and trains professionals in character analysis, somatic interventions, and diagnostic typologies. She authored a chapter in Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy (SAGE Publications, 2015). Dr. Frisch also maintains an active private practice in Mill Valley, California.
"Whole Therapist, Whole Patient is a great integrative
clinical work that lives up to its holistic promise. Dr. Frisch
creatively updates and builds on the solid foundation of Reich's
seminal theory of character formation. The generous provision of
client case material fleshes out the concepts in this model of
clinical-theory writing. An excellent integration of Reich,
Masterson, and Jung with interpersonal neurobiology and attachment
theory, this work will help the contemporary clinical discussion of
whole person models of psychotherapy."
Mark Ludwig, LCSW, somatic psychotherapist and university lecturer in somatic psychology
"Drawing from and expanding upon Wilhelm Reich's integrated
character and somatic approach to psychotherapy, Dr. Patricia
Frisch offers her readers a clear and often-needed direction in the
nuts and bolts of how to engage clients in the process of
psychotherapy and work through the complex patterns of character
defenses and resistances that can interfere with therapeutic
success. This text is accessible and valuable to both beginners in
the field as well as experienced clinicians."
Daniel Schiff, PhD, psychologist in private practice, adjunct faculty at Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling
"In bringing together three of the most significant theorists of
modern psychology-Wilhelm Reich, James Masterson, and Carl
Jung-Patricia Frisch has developed distinct ways of championing the
revitalization of Reichian theory and practice toward a masterful
blend in which the body remains at the center of the work. Whole
Therapist, Whole Patient is a must read, both for senior
practitioners who will be guided to develop their own work to the
next level of sophistication as well as for graduate students who
will learn grounded theory and practice toward the integration of
soma and psyche."
Melissa Schwartz, PhD, vice president of academic affairs, Meridian University