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Richard Wolf Nathan

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Born in Larchmont, New York, U.S.A., April 3rd, 1947.

Residence: Via Provinciale n 579, 21030 Cassano Valcuvia (VA), Italy.

E-mail: richardwolfnathan@richardwolfnathan.com

Qualifications:

Cultural Historian, teaching assistant to Dan Carter and James Gilbert of the Faculty, (1970-1972), Department of History, University of Maryland, U.S.A.

Depth Psychologist, licensed since 1990 by the governmental Order of Psychologists of Lombardy, Italy.

Guest Lecturer in Clinical Psychophysiology, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and Health, University of Florence, Italy, 2007-2010.

Activities:

He began practicing in 1972 fresh out of graduate school at the University of Maryland, USA.

He is engaged in clinical and research activity, in particular:

  • the connections between Embryology, intrauterine life and body-psyche development.
  • publication of a theory, The Five Organismic Epochs, which articulates the organismic collective condition in the West, starting from the principles of the biological thinking of the Swiss Medical Doctor Carl Gustav Jung, the Medical Doctor and Historian Erich Neumann of Tel Aviv, the German Neurologist Kurt Goldstein, the German Physicist Albert Einstein, and the American Organismic Psychologists Katherine Ennis Brown and Malcolm Brown.

He has conducted training workshops in both the public sector (for personnel of the Italian Psychiatric Service) and in the private sector. Richard maintains an individual private practice of somatic depth psychology at his studio in Orino, Italy.

Associations:

Italian Society of Organismic Psychotherapy.

European Association of Body Psychotherapy.

Italian Jewish Medical Association (AME).

Israel Medical Association.

Washington D.C. Guild of Body Psychotherapists and Somatic Psycholoigists.

Publications:

Numerous publications by Richard Wolf Nathan in Italian and English concerning the organismic approach, among which in English:

  1. "What Is The Relationship Between Touch And The Therapeutic Process?" In Pathways, Washington, D.C., March-April, 1981, reprinted in The Guild, Newsletter of the D.C. Area Guild of Body Psychotherapists, vol. 14, no. 2, June-September 2008
  2. "The Embryonic Origin of Vegetative Armoring: Part One", in the journal Energy and Character, volume 15 n.2, Abbotsbury, August 1984, reprinted in The Guild, Newsletter of the D.C. Area Guild of Body Psychotherapists, vol. 14, no. 3, October 2008 - January 2009
  3. "The Embryonic Origin of Vegetative Armoring", text of recorded presentation at the International Symposium on Soma and Psyche, organized by Dott. Jacob Staatman, University of Amsterdam, December 1985
  4. "The Embryonic Origin of Vegetative Armoring: Part Two", in Energy and Character, volume 17, n. 1, Abbotsbury, April 1986, will be reprinted in The Guild, Newsletter of the D.C. Area Guild of Body Psychotherapists, vol. 15, no. 1, January-May 2009
  5. "The Organismic Approach in Sport", 1987
  6. "An Interview with Richard Wolf Nathan concerning Organismic psychotherapy conducted by Willi Larsen for Danish Radio", November 1989
  7. "Coelomic Spaces...the application of the Holonomic Physics of David Bohm to an understanding of early embryonic development in the light of Organismic psychotherapy", a conversation between the Italian Psychologist Mario Allegranti and Richard Wolf Nathan while travelling through the Gotthard Tunnel, September 1991
  8. "The Frog Woman: a conversation concerning Psychosis" between the Danish Psychologist Eydna Egholm and Richard Wolf Nathan, May 1992
  9. Two taped conversations concerning the organismic primordial background, at the home of Laurens Van der Post in London and Frank Waters in Taos, New Mexico, summer 1993
  10. "The First phases of an organismic approach to an institutionalized psychiatric patient: the encounter with Francesca", Spring 1994
  11. "Depression Understood as a Collective Phenomenon", presentation before the Medical Service of the European Community, Ispra, Italy, 2005
  12. "The Organism is a Storyteller, Five Organismic Epochs - Part One: From the Primordial Background to Sparagmos", 2007, will be reprinted in The Guild, Newsletter of the D.C. Area Guild of Body Psychotherapists, vol. 15, no. 2, June-September 2009
  13. "Depression Understood as a Collective Phenomenon", The Guild, Newsletter of the D.C. Area Guild of Body Psychotherapists, vol. 14, no. 2, June-September 2008

Articles about Richard Wolf Nathan:

  1. "Sparagmos" by Catherine Edwards, The Guild, Newsletter of the D.C. Area Guild of Body Psychotherapists, vol. 12, no. 2, May-August 2006
  2. "Richard Wolf Nathan and a discussion of Depression Understood as a Collective Phenomenon" by Catherine Edwards, The Guild, Newsletter of the D.C. Area Guild of Body Psychotherapists, vol. 14, no. 3, October 2008 - January 2009

 

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