Roberta Carly Redford spent seven years at the Orthogenic School, trying to resist the pressure to become someone she was t. She wanted to find out who she really was, but was told that she was crazy, incapable of functioning in the world. She felt dichotomized -- trying to be two people at once. It was only with the help of the other patients, years later that she realized she had been right all along, and the best person she could be was herself.
Roberta Carly Redford resided at the Orthogenic School for seven years (1967-1974) and shares her most personal experiences there. Bruno Bettelheim was the Director during her stay and she describes his relationship with her and the other patients. Ms. Redford has a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wyoming and is now studying art and music. She also rescues sick and unwanted cats.