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Clear Your Calendar for the 2014 Riggs-Yale Conference

Are you a clinician? A researcher? Do you know a clinician or researcher? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should know about the third Riggs-Yale Conference on Partnerships, Parenting and Family Systems. 

This year, in less than two weeks, on Friday-Saturday, May 16-17, this collaborative conference, will allow clinicians to learn about the challenges of treating patients who have suffered a history of early adversity.  

We know from our work at Riggs that about 60% of our patients have suffered some form of early adversity in the form of trauma, abuse or neglect.  The long-term consequences of early adversity often persist into adulthood and may contribute to poor physical health as well as persistent psychological difficulty.  Recent advances in neurobiology and long-term outcome studies are beginning to shed light on the physiological and structural changes that the experience of early adversity may produce and the enduring effect such changes have across the lifespan.  

The integration of current neuroscience research with complex clinical case material makes this a unique and exciting opportunity for clinicians and researchers to gather, learn and discuss relevant and pressing issues facing children, parents and the family system in the world today. 

With presentation titles like “Recovery from Childhood Psychiatric Treatment” and “Darwin Meets Erikson in Stockbridge: Evolutionary Concepts, Early Adversity and Developmental Outcomes” this promises to be a compelling, lively and informative conference. So, if you haven’t already, clear your calendar for Friday-Saturday, May 16-17 and register! For more information and to register online, visit: www.austenriggs.org/event/Riggs-Yale2014.

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