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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 5, 2008 | Denise Gellene, Times Staff Writer
Wider use of antidepressants and other prescription medications has reduced the role of psychotherapy, once the defining characteristic of psychiatric care, according to an analysis published today. The percentage of patients who received psychotherapy fell to 28.9% in 2004-05 from 44.4% in 1996-97, the report in Archives of General Psychiatry said.
January 24, 1996
Rita Lynn, 74, television actress and pioneer in using acting as therapy for psychiatric patients. Over her long career, which began at the Pasadena Playhouse in 1941, Lynn appeared in a score of stage productions, several films such as "A Bell for Adano" and "Madigan," dozens of radio shows and more than 400 television programs. Beginning in the 1950s, she had major roles in highly praised series such as "Omnibus," Playhouse 90" and "Kraft Theatre."
May 24, 1987
The Clinical Gerontology Service of Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center has recently expanded its program of psychosocial services for older adults living in the community by developing "Coping With Change in Late Life," a group program to assist older persons who are having difficulty adjusting to problems. Candidates for the group are persons at least 60 years of age with a depressed mood, discouragement, prolonged bereavement or a lengthy period of unhappiness and loss of normal interests.
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