The Riggs Blog
The Riggs blog is a mix of news about clinical work, research and educational activities from the Austen Riggs Center, as well as a source for information beyond our walls that we find interesting and thought-provoking.
The Erikson Institute (EI) develops Riggs’ connection to the larger society by promoting education and research in psychodynamic thought and treatment, by working to generate new knowledge in partnership with a range of disciplines, and by bringing a clinically informed, psychosocial perspective to societal problems.
The recent addition of Kim Hunter-Schaedle, PhD, as Manager of Institutional Research at Riggs has brought a palpable energy to the research department. To say Dr. Hunter-Schaedle is qualified for this position and its challenges would be a gross understatement. Her diverse and extensive background in research, administration, strategic plan development, discovery and clinical trial implementation as well as science writing makes her a tremendous addition to both the research department and the Riggs community as a whole.
Cathleen Morey, LICSW, director of clinical social work at the Austen Riggs Center has been granted membership in the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA). The Academy has a rigorous application process. In addition to holding a terminal professional degree, Cathleen needed to demonstrate significant post-degree clinical experience working with families, as well as a record of scholarship, teaching and supervisory experience.
The Austen Riggs Center has again been ranked as one of the ten best hospitals for 2014-15 in Psychiatry by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in caring for challenging patients.