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Riggs Clinician Jeremy Ridenour, PsyD, Earns Early Career Professional Award
Recently, Jeremy Ridenour, PsyD, a third-year Fellow in the advanced psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalytic studies program within the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center, was named the recipient of the Early Career Professional award from Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association. Director of the Erikson Institute Jane G. Tillman, PhD, remarked, “This award provides Dr. Ridenour a number of opportunities and benefits within Division 39 and is a prestigious honor for him and for our institution.”
As a psychoanalytic psychologist who has written and presented on schizophrenia, psychological testing, trauma and personality disorders, Dr. Ridenour applied to Division 39 for the award, describing some of his recent research. According to Ridenour, the existence of the award marks an effort on the part of Division 39 to “encourage scholarship among early psychoanalytic psychologists.”
The award provides a stipend to attend the Division 39 Spring Meeting, which will be held April 6-10 in Atlanta, Georgia this year. In addition, Dr. Ridenour will be paired with a senior mentor. “My interests right now are primarily in psychological testing and, independent of that, looking at the relationships among schizophrenia, cognition and psychotherapy,” says Dr. Ridenour, who continues, “I’m hoping that I will be paired with someone who has similar interests to mine and who will help me work on some projects that I’m developing and have been working on for the past few years.”
Dr. Ridenour will be attending and presenting at the Division 39 Spring Meeting this year with several other Riggs clinicians.
Check back next week to read about Dr. Ridenour’s research interests related to psychological testing.