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The Role of Psychotherapy in Treatment
The goal of treatment at Riggs is to facilitate change in an individual’s capacity to work, play and love. At the heart of the work is four times weekly psychoanalytic psychotherapy, which helps a person come to terms with painful life experiences and works to free them from psychological impediments to pursuing their goals. Margaret Parish, PhD, director of patient care at the Austen Riggs Center, discusses the role of psychotherapy in treatment.