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Reichs Points of Departure from Freud (Part 1 & 2)

Article by Stephan Simonian M.D.

Reichs Points of Departure from Freud (Part 1 & 2)

Lecture presented at UCLA in 2009 by Stephan Simonian M.D.

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- who has written 62 posts on The Journal of Psychiatric Orgone Therapy.

Dr. Simonian is a general and child and adolescent psychiatrist. He completed medical school in Shiraz University, Shiraz Iran. He completed his general psychiatric residency training and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center. Concomitant with his psychiatry and child psychiatry training, Dr. Simonian completed the New York Medical College Psychoanalytic School Didactic Courses, including his own required personal psychoanalysis. In 1990, Dr. Simonian started his personal psychiatric orgone therapy, Reichian therapy, with Dr. Morton Herskowitz and in 1991 became a member of the Institute of Orgonomic Sciences (IOS), an Institute which is dedicated to promote and preserve Dr. Wilhelm Reich's work. Dr. Simonian started his private psychiatric practice in Milford, Massachusetts in 1984 and he was a chief of psychiatry department of Milford Regional Hospital for several years. He started his practice in Glendale, California since 2003. Dr. Simonian is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

2 Responses to “Reichs Points of Departure from Freud (Part 1 & 2)”


  1. […] “emotional plague”. The development of the secondary drives is related to the mechanism of armoring which is described by Dr.Reich in  different books, most essentially in “Character Analysis” […]

  2. […] Stephan Simonian had, for educational purposes, given a lecture at UCLA in the Spring of 2009 on Reich’s points of Departure from Freud.  We have taken excerpts from his speech and used them to create an explanation and brief summary […]

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