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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2001 | DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lynn Merrill Jones specializes in what she calls blood-and-guts therapy. Crime victims, disaster victims, victims of domestic violence, badly shaken police officers and firefighters. Jones has seen them all. The Camarillo psychotherapist has counseled survivors of the Northridge earthquake, ambulance drivers who retrieved body parts from roadsides and a woman so traumatized by a strangulation attempt that she couldn't wear a necklace without reliving the incident.
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NEWS
March 2, 2001 | From Reuters
Clients of two therapists charged after a 10-year-old girl who was wrapped in a blanket suffocated during a psychotherapy session should not be allowed to testify as character witnesses at the March 29 trial of the accused, prosecutors urged Thursday. Jefferson County District Judge Jane Tidball said she would rule on the matter if it comes up at the trial of Connell Watkins, 53, and Julie Ponder, 40.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2000 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS
As if the World Wide Web has not already seeped into nearly every aspect of our collective consciousness, now comes an enterprising group of mental health professionals using the Net to delve into our psyches.
NEWS
July 22, 1999 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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."
NEWS
July 4, 1999 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Susan had been engaged twice but never married. Now she was dating a man who frustrated her, alternately asking for more commitment and wanting to leave her. In hope of winning him over, Susan, a 32-year-old, college-educated grocery store clerk, restyled her hair, dumped her friends and relinquished her hobbies. Susan's therapist listened to her account of the relationship and offered an unusual suggestion: Watch the 1992 movie "Singles," depicting friends in their 20s in Seattle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
HEALTH
February 9, 1998 | BARBARA THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hearts are broken every day, but somehow the rate of occurrence doesn't diminish the sting for anyone. Even the mighty are brought to their knees by rejection from a loved one. And in the interest of keeping this apolitical, we won't name names. For a pre-Valentine's Day tonic, we've asked a few professionals about love gone wrong, specifically how to mend a broken heart.
NEWS
September 4, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Viktor E. Frankl, author of the landmark "Man's Search for Meaning" and one of the last great psychotherapists of this century, has died of heart failure. He was 92. Frankl died Tuesday and his funeral already has been held, the Austria Press Agency reported Wednesday, citing information from the Viktor Frankl Institute here. Frankl survived the Holocaust, even though he was in four Nazi death camps, including Auschwitz from 1942 to 1945.
NEWS
August 29, 1997 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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