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The Fellowship at Austen Riggs: A Formative Developmental Experience
The Austen Riggs Center offers a full-time four year Fellowship for both psychologists and psychiatrists that is fully accredited as a psychoanalytic training program by the Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic Education (ACPEinc).
Director of Training Jennifer Stevens, PhD, calls the Fellowship a "unique training experience in a specialized form of psychoanalytic clinical work that has all but disappeared from the clinical training world."
Psychiatrists are also eligible to apply for a two-year Fellowship. “Alongside the many other benefits of the Fellowship, psychiatrists in the two-year program are trained in psychodynamically-informed prescribing, an invaluable and nuanced way of working with treatment-resistant patients and their relationship to medication,” says Director of Psychiatric Education David F. Flynn, MD.