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  • Strategic Initiatives: Psychodynamic Psychopharmacology

    Strategic Initiatives: Psychodynamic PsychopharmacologyFebruary 22, 2017Austen Riggs Center staff psychiatrist David Mintz, MD, talks about the Psychodynamic Psychopharmacology strategic initiative taking form at Riggs.  Read more Share | var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":false};

  • Book Review: The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times. By Barbara Taylor

    Book Review: The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times. By Barbara TaylorFebruary 17, 2017Barbara Taylor, a noted historian and professor of humanities, has written a memoir of her long, and at times harrowing, psychoanalysis and psychiatric hospitalization. In The last asylum: A memoir of madness in our times, Taylor goes beyond a standard autobiographical account and links her personal ...

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  • Strategic Initiatives: Suicide Research and Education

    Strategic Initiatives: Suicide Research and EducationFebruary 15, 2017Austen Riggs Center Erikson Institute Director Jane G. Tillman, PhD, talks about the Suicide Research and Education strategic initiative taking form at Riggs.  Read more Share | var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":false};

  • Reflections on Anxiety

    Reflections on AnxietyFebruary 10, 2017Austen Riggs Center staff psychologist Dr. John Muller reflects on how anxiety can manifest in patients, family members, and therapy staff during treatment. Read more Share | var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":false};

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  • Strategic Initiatives: Human Development

    Strategic Initiatives: Human DevelopmentFebruary 8, 2017Austen Riggs Center Director of the Therapeutic Community Program Donna Elmendorf, PhD, talks about the Human Development Strategic Initiative at Riggs. Read more Share | var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":false};

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  • Strategic Initiatives: Biopsychosocial Advocacy

    Our Treatment Strategic Initiatives: Biopsychosocial AdvocacyFebruary 1, 2017Austen Riggs Center Director of Biopsychosocial Advocacy Eric M. Plakun, MD, talks about the Biopsychosocial Advocacy strategic initiative at Riggs. Read more Share | var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":false};

  • Alumni Reunion 2016 in Review

    Alumni Reunion 2016 in ReviewJanuary 27, 2017The Austen Riggs Center 2016 Alumni Reunion set a record for attendance of more than 100 and was a moving and meaningful event for all those present. For those who were unable to attend or who wish to relive certain moments, we offer this brief recap. Read more Share | var addthis_confi...

  • New Materials to Provide an Overview of Treatment at Riggs

    Our Treatment / Announcements New Materials to Provide an Overview of Treatment at Riggs January 25, 2017Austen Riggs Center Admissions Brocure and Orientation for Families describing treatment for complex psychiatric problems now available online. Read more Share | var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":false};

  • ARC News – Winter 2016-17 (Volume 9, Issue 3)

    ARC News ARC News – Winter 2016-17 (Volume 9, Issue 3)January 20, 2017Winter 2016-17 of Austen Riggs Center, ARC News, featuring articles on family involvement, borderline personality disorder, and suicide research. Read more Share | var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":false};

  • Riggs Launches New Online CME Tracker for Educational Events

    Announcements Riggs Launches New Online CME Tracker for Educational EventsJanuary 20, 2017Filling out evaluation forms, receiving certificates, and keeping track of your CE, CME, and nursing contact hours for educational events at the Austen Riggs Center just became much easier. Read more Share | var addthis_config = {"data_track_...

  • Jane Tillman, PhD, ABPP, Explores Impact of Client Suicides

    Jane Tillman, PhD, ABPP, Explores Impact of Client SuicidesJanuary 18, 2017When someone dies by a person’s own hand, the loss deeply affects each of those closest to him or her. What may often be missed, however, is how that loss also affects the therapist trained to keep this suicide from happening. In the popular mind, it may seem inappropriate to be concerned with the professional on the sideli...

  • Strategic Initiatives: Clinical Systems

    Strategic Initiatives: Clinical SystemsJanuary 13, 2017Recently, the Austen Riggs Center Board of Trustees and staff undertook a comprehensive strategic planning process that prioritized a number of initiatives designed to expand our role and positively impact the serious mental health issues we face as a society. These include: clinical systems, human development, biopsychosocial advocacy, suicid...

  • Austen Riggs Center Receives Major Grant from Bill and Deborah Ryan to Launch Research Program, MRI-Based Characterization of Complex Psychopathology

    Press Releases Austen Riggs Center Receives Major Grant from Bill and Deborah Ryan to Launch Research Program, MRI-Based Characterization of Complex PsychopathologyJanuary 13, 2017The Austen Riggs Center has received a major grant from philanthropists Bill and Deborah Ryan to launch a research program, MRI-based Characterization of Complex Psychopathology. This program will explore how complex psy...

  • Riggs Clinicians at American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) 2017 National Meeting

    Announcements Riggs Clinicians at American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) 2017 National MeetingJanuary 11, 2017From January 18 to 22, the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), which is the oldest national psychoanalytic organization, will hold its 2017 National Meeting. Once again this year, several Riggs clinicians will present, attend, and be involved in the gathering that brings toge...

  • Should Therapy be Fun? – Commentary on a Recent WSJ Article

    Should Therapy be Fun? – Commentary on a Recent WSJ ArticleJanuary 6, 2017Austen Riggs Center Associate Medical Director and Director of Biopsychosocial Advocacy Eric M. Plakun, MD, comments on a Wall Street Journal article about how to know if your therapy is working. Read more Share | var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar...

  • Many Paths to Mapping Out Mental Illness

    Many Paths to Mapping Out Mental IllnessJanuary 4, 2017Psychiatry has long utilized symptom clusters to classify mental illness, and today the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which outlines specific conditions as independent entities, remains the standard tool in the field. However, in the past decade or so, there has been growing interest in new ways to characterize m...

  • The Riggs Blog: Top Blogs of 2016 – Part 2

    The Riggs Blog: Top Blogs of 2016 – Part 2December 28, 2016Last week we featured some of our top blogs of 2016. This week, we bring you the rest of the list. Read more Share | var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":false};

  • The Riggs Blog: Top Blogs of 2016 – Part 1

    The Riggs Blog: Top Blogs of 2016 – Part 1December 21, 2016It was a busy year for the Riggs Blog, with more than 100 pieces published – from commentary and current events to our treatment approach and our values.  Read more Share | var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":false};

  • Giving Back to the Austen Riggs Center

    Giving Back to the Austen Riggs CenterDecember 16, 2016This is a time of year when many open their hearts and make charitable donations to organizations for which they feel an affinity. If you believe in the work of the Austen Riggs Center, we hope that you will consider a year-end gift and become part of our strong community of donors. Read more Share ...

  • “Facing a New Year and a Changing World Together” Community Forum to be Held at Austen Riggs Center

    Press Releases “Facing a New Year and a Changing World Together” Community Forum to be Held at Austen Riggs CenterDecember 14, 2016Stockbridge, MA – December 14, 2016 – The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center is pleased to present “Facing a New Year and a Changing World Together” – a Community Forum, Read more Share | var...

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  • Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder at the Austen Riggs Center

    Our Treatment Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder at the Austen Riggs CenterSeptember 28, 2016The Austen Riggs Center offers a unique, comprehensive, and integrated program for the treatment of borderline personality disorder. Recognizing that the instability of emotions and sense of self characteristic of the disorder is generally the product of early developmental disruption, inconsist...

  • The Signals of Loneliness

    Importance of Relationships The Signals of LonelinessSeptember 27, 2016It is known that being lonely, or on the social perimeter, impacts the way a person behaves and interfaces with the world, and is detrimental to health. People who feel isolated from the world come to dread social interaction opportunities, and unfortunately, this leads to a tendency to spiral even further into loneliness. Now,...

  • Pediatrician and Writer, Claudia M. Gold, MD, Joins Riggs Staff as a Consultant in Human Development

    Announcements Pediatrician and Writer, Claudia M. Gold, MD, Joins Riggs Staff as a Consultant in Human DevelopmentSeptember 26, 2016We are delighted to announce that Claudia M. Gold, MD, has joined the staff of the Austen Riggs Center as a consultant in human development. Dr. Gold is a pediatrician and writer with a long-standing interest in addressing children’s mental health needs in a preventiv...

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  • In a Relationship with: Mental Illness; Relationship Status: It’s Complicated

    In a Relationship with: Mental Illness; Relationship Status: It’s ComplicatedSeptember 21, 2016What is “mental illness”? As today’s way of describing a particular cluster of human experience at the edges of the bell curve, “mental illness” is just a term. It marks a kind of suffering, but says nothing about the nature of the experience or the person experiencing it. As such, it will always mean mo...

  • Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center Awards Evelyn Stefansson Nef Scholarship

    Announcements Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center Awards Evelyn Stefansson Nef ScholarshipSeptember 15, 2016At a recent luncheon, Riggs congratulated and celebrated the 2016 recipients of the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Scholarship: Quinn Abrams, Jack Ellrodt, and Ana Vera Cruz.     Read more Share | var addthis_config = {"data...

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  • Erikson Scholar Dr. Nancy McWilliams: Mental Health Treatment Beyond Symptom Reduction

    Erikson Scholar Dr. Nancy McWilliams: Mental Health Treatment Beyond Symptom ReductionSeptember 14, 2016During her time at Riggs, Erikson Scholar Nancy McWilliams, PhD, ABPP, focused on two projects: completing the editing of a revised edition of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (PDM), and working on a book of clinical experience and research that aims, as she explains, “to expand the public co...

  • The Austen Riggs Center Announces Schedule for Erikson Institute 2016-17 Friday Night Guest Lecture Series

    Press Releases The Austen Riggs Center Announces Schedule for Erikson Institute 2016-17 Friday Night Guest Lecture SeriesSeptember 13, 2016The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2016-17 Friday Night Guest Lecture Series. Read more Share | var addthis_config = {"data_track_addre...

  • Fighting Against the Arbitrary and Illegal Denial of Care

    Fighting Against the Arbitrary and Illegal Denial of CareSeptember 12, 2016Associate Medical Director and Director of Biopsychosocial Advocacy Eric Plakun, MD, responds to the recent Times Union report that outlines BlueShield’s illegal denial of claims for mental and nutritional counseling. Read more Share | var addthis_config = ...

  • 2017 American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) National Meeting Call for Poster Submissions

    Announcements 2017 American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) National Meeting Call for Poster SubmissionsSeptember 9, 2016The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) is holding its 2017 National Meeting at the Waldorf Astoria New York in New York City, January 18-22, 2017. Founded in 1911 and the oldest psychoanalytic organization in the United States, APsaA is a professional organization fo...

  • Suicide: Theory, Research, and Clinical Perspectives the Focus of 2016 Austen Riggs Center Fall Conference

    Press Releases Suicide: Theory, Research, and Clinical Perspectives the Focus of 2016 Austen Riggs Center Fall ConferenceSeptember 8, 2016The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce its annual Fall Conference for clinicians and scholars: Suicide: Theory, Research, and Clinical Perspectives. The day-long conference will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the Auste...

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