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Ruth Conte, the former actress Ruth Storey who appeared in such films as "Bells Are Ringing" and "In Cold Blood," then went on to become a psychotherapist, has died. She was 84. Conte, who was married for several years to the late actor Richard Conte, died Saturday of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Born and reared in New York, Storey moved to Los Angeles with Conte and made more than a dozen motion pictures in the 1950s and '60s.
September 10, 2000
Penelope Russianoff, 82, a psychotherapist and writer who advised women to assert themselves and reject the lessons of helplessness that they learned as children. Born in Baltimore, Russianoff was a gangly girl who at the age of 14 was 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighed 100 pounds. She later recalled the pain of being "laughed at on the street" for her appearance.
August 21, 1990
Patricia Baker, a psychotherapist and a volunteer counselor for several groups associated with the Roman Catholic Church, has died in her Woodland Hills house. She was 50. Born Patricia Vogt in New Orleans, La., she died Saturday of cancer, Bruce Baker, her husband of 30 years, said. She attended Baylor University in Waco, Tex., where she met and married her husband. She graduated in 1962 with a bachelor's of science degree in English and education.
June 4, 1998
A Glendale man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday for the June 1997 slaying of a Los Feliz psychotherapist. Joshua Geier, 19, shot Jeffrey Green once in the head last year and then wiped his own fingerprints from doorknobs and glasses, removed shell casings from Green's Los Feliz home and repositioned Green's body to make it appear as though he died while trying to sexually assault someone, according to testimony during the Los Angeles Superior Court trial.
February 2, 1997
The Jan. 14 article "A New Study--and Debate--on Toilet Training" included the advice that parents should not act repelled by the soiled diaper. There's a problem here: Feces, even those of your cherished toddler, are inherently repellent. That's why we have toilets and train our tots to use them. My experience as a child psychotherapist for 25 years has included children whose parents have been unable to help them accomplish toilet training. Most of these parents have sought to protect the child from experiencing any moments of discomfort during this process.
December 14, 1986 | WILLIAM E. SMART, The Washington Post
"If one person changes in a relationship," says Doris Wild Helmering, "the relationship changes. I don't think there is one couple around that hasn't had a fight and then later said, 'Gosh, I can't remember how this whole thing got started.' "Still," the St. Louis-based psychotherapist says, "no matter how severe your marriage problems might seem, most of us love our spouses and want to remain married."
November 22, 1987 | From Reuters
A team of psychotherapists is offering expert help for Britons who dread the prospect of Christmas and the stress of seasonal festivity. Experts at a natural health center in Nottingham, central England, say that with just over a month of worry until Christmas, they can assist people who dread the annual round of shopping, cooking, visiting relatives and over-indulgence in food and drink.
July 21, 1991 | Leonore Tiefer, Leonore Tiefer is clinical associate professor of psychiatry and urology at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y
Was Anne Sexton, the acclaimed poet who killed herself in 1974, well served by her psychotherapists? A new biography, to be published this fall, uses information about her life that was provided to the biographer by Sexton's first therapist. The information, contained in hours and hours of audiotapes, encompasses years of therapy. The material was turned over to the biographer many years after Sexton's death. Did the therapist have the right to do that? Whose information is it, anyway?
February 6, 1987 | JANNY SCOTT, Times Staff Writer
Carl R. Rogers, the psychologist and psychotherapist credited with revolutionizing the practice of psychotherapy in the United States and helping to father the human potential movement, died late Wednesday in La Jolla at the age of 85. Viewed by followers and many critics as the most influential force in the field of psychology in the last 50 years, Rogers had been hospitalized for a broken hip and on Sunday suffered cardiac arrest. After three days in a coma, he died.
What do the couches, pictures and colors in your home have to do with your career, relationships and general self-fulfillment? Cheryl Pappas says the choices people make in decorating their homes are indicators of their psychological readiness in other areas of life. Pappas, a Beverly Hills clinical psychotherapist, also practices "psychodecorating," a term she coined to mean "what people do to define themselves through their homes."
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