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September 21, 1986 | LOIS TIMNICK, Times Staff Writer
A charismatic psychotherapist who attracted thousands of patients to the Hollywood Center for Feeling Therapy during the 1970s--although he and most of his colleagues were not licensed as psychologists until years later--contends that multiple complaints filed against him are false and, in some cases, simply delusions.
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NEWS
January 26, 1996 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carl Alexander Faber, popular psychologist and UCLA educator who wrote a book about relationships titled "On Listening," has died. He was 60. Faber died Monday at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, his daughter, Jollee, said Wednesday. In private practice in Westwood for more than 30 years, Faber lectured widely and taught classes intermittently at UCLA.
BUSINESS
December 25, 1992 | From Reuters
The government announced final approval Thursday of an agreement with the American Psychological Assn. that could drive down the cost of psychotherapy. The consent agreement settled charges that the APA had curbed competition by barring its members from advertising and seeking patients through referral services. Under the final consent order, the association may not restrict "truthful, non-deceptive" advertising, said the Federal Trade Commission, which issued the original complaint.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1985 | STEPHEN G. BLOOM, Times Staff Writer
A 19-year-old Burbank woman was sentenced Friday to three years' probation and ordered to attend psychotherapy sessions for her involvement in a "reign of electronic terror" that began after a computer "hacker," acting at her behest, electronically broke into the victim's credit files. Jennifer Schuster, who had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of harassment, cried softly as Judge Kenneth L. Chotiner pronounced sentence.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 1987 | CHARLES JOHNSON, Johnson, a Calendar intern, is a UCLA English major. and
The Psychotherapy Screening Guild, a group of mental-health professionals, has honored seven films that "explore the human condition with sensitivity." "Children of a Lesser God," "Blue Velvet," "Mona Lisa," "The Fly," "Stand By Me," "Platoon" and "The Decline of the American Empire" were recipients of the Helos Awards presented by the guild Saturday.
NEWS
January 8, 1998 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
E. Paul Bindrim, the controversial self-styled father of nude psychotherapy who won a landmark libel suit over a novel he claimed deprecated his techniques, has died. He was 77. Bindrim died Dec. 17 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his wife, Mary, said Tuesday. She plans to scatter his ashes at sea Jan. 17. In 1967, Bindrim conducted his first nude workshop in Deer Park, Calif., and almost got thrown out of the American Psychological Assn.
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.
SPORTS
June 29, 2010 | Chris Erskine
We've had champion athletes thank their mothers, their fathers, their teammates, their deities. They've thanked their coaches, their team owners, their children, their wives. After the Lakers won their second consecutive championship recently, Ron Artest thanked his shrink. Welcome to Los Angeles, Mr. Artest. At last, you are one of us. So I finally track down Artest's psychoanalyst, the one who helped turn him from a source of fan frustration into Lakers hero. If Artest is a Cinderella story, Houston psychologist Santhi Periasamy is his fairy godmother.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2001
Garth Wood, 57, a British psychiatrist who wrote a controversial book questioning the benefits of psychotherapy, died in late April in London, apparently of a heart attack. In his book "The Myth of Neurosis: Overcoming the Illness Excuse" released in the United States in 1986, Wood argued that many patients would receive as much benefit from facing up to their problems as they would from being in therapy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Enrico Edison Jones, 55, a UC Berkeley professor who was a pioneer in the empirical study of psychotherapy, died Saturday at UC San Francisco Medical Center after a three-year battle with bone marrow cancer. Jones was a professor of psychology and a psychoanalyst whose research focused on how psychotherapy works. He studied such factors as how the gender of a therapist may hinder or help a psychotherapeutic relationship.
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