The Riggs Blog

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.

  • Andrew Gerber, MD, PhD, Medical Director/CEO, Austen Riggs Center

    In preparation for the upcoming Alumni Reunion, newly appointed Medical Director/CEO Dr. Andrew Gerber recently sat down with reunion co-chairs Elizabeth Mangiaracina and Dr. Paul Lippmann to discuss his vision for Riggs, his background and the value he sees in cultivating a strong alumni community.

  • Jennifer Stevens, PhD, ABPP is the Director of Training at the Austen Riggs Center.

    The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce that Riggs clinician and Director of Training Jennifer Stevens, PhD, has become board certified in psychoanalysis by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). 

  • Austen Riggs Online CME/CE courses
  • Andrew Gerber, MD, PhD, Medical Director/CEO, Austen Riggs Center

    The Western Massachusetts and Albany Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (WMAAPP) is holding a continuing education (CE) event titled “Psychoanalysis in the 21st Century: Research Supported Treatments,” featuring Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, medical director/CEO of the Austen Riggs Center.

  • The nursing staff at the Austen Riggs Center play an important role in the integrated treatment teams.

    Austen Riggs held a blog competition among staff members where we asked them to write about what nursing means at Riggs. This is winning blog number two, written by Carol Bersaw, Staff Nurse.

  • Austen Riggs library

    The Austen Fox Riggs Library is pleased to announce its most recent offering to its patron community and beyond: public online access to its electronic library catalog! As the first dynamic component of the new library page on the Austen Riggs Center website, this online library catalog supports title, author, subject and keyword searches of current library holdings and provides supplementary information concerning item location and checkout availability. 

  • Developing fulfilling relationships is not only a goal for many people who come to Riggs, it is also an integral part of the treatment program itself.

    Austen Riggs held a blog competition among staff members where we asked them to write about what nursing means at Riggs. Over the next couple of weeks you will read the two winning blogs. The first blog is written by Louise Posnick, Staff Nurse.

  • Andrew Gerber, MD, PhD, Medical Director/CEO, Austen Riggs Center

    From January 12 to 16, the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), which is the oldest national psychoanalytic organization, will hold its 2016 National Meeting. This annual gathering brings more than 2000 mental health professionals, educators, researchers and students who are curious about psychoanalysis, together to enjoy psychoanalytic programming, networking and other stimulating content. 

  • Division 39 president Marilyn Charles, Ph.D., ABPP

    Scientists learn a great deal that is of potential value to others but often find it difficult to communicate such knowledge to those who might benefit from it. Although psychoanalysts recognize the internal, unconscious forces at work in both individuals and groups that motivate actions we would not consciously choose, we have not been very effective in offering that information in accessible language.

  • Austen Riggs Center

    As 2015 comes to a close and we begin looking toward 2016, we wanted to take a moment to look back over the year and remember some of the Riggs Blogs that generated discussions, highlighted milestones and in other ways encapsulated some of the many important moments and topics for us during the year.

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