Inside ARC


  • Benedict Carey is a 2016 Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media winner.

    The recipients were honored and presented at a Media Colloquy at the Austen Riggs Center in August; now their presentations are available online in our Resource Center.

  • Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, is the CEO/Medical Director of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA.

    The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce that Medical Director/CEO Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, has been appointed to NAMI Berkshire County’s Board of Directors, deepening the existing relationship between Riggs and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

  • Austen Riggs Center Erikson Institute Program and Community Outreach Manager Lee Watroba named 2016 NAMI Berkshire County Member of the Year.

    Recently, the Berkshire County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) named Lee Watroba the recipient of their 2016 Member of the Year Award. Watroba, the Erikson Institute Program and Community Outreach Manager at the Austen Riggs Center, remarked, “This is very meaningful to me; I am very honored. NAMI Berkshire County is an amazing organization doing incredibly important work.”

  • Claudia Gold, MD

    We are delighted to announce that Claudia M. Gold, MD, has joined the staff of the Austen Riggs Center as a consultant in human development. Dr. Gold is a pediatrician and writer with a long-standing interest in addressing children’s mental health needs in a preventive model. She has practiced general and behavioral pediatrics for more than 25 years, and has authored three books in the area of childhood mental health.

  • At a recent luncheon, Riggs congratulated and celebrated the 2016 recipients of the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Scholarship: Quinn Abrams, Jack Ellrodt, and Ana Vera Cruz.    

  • Internship opportunities at the Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, MA.

    The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) is holding its 2017 National Meeting at the Waldorf Astoria New York in New York City, January 18-22, 2017. Founded in 1911 and the oldest psychoanalytic organization in the United States, APsaA is a professional organization for psychoanalysts that focuses on education, research, and membership development. 

  • We were greatly saddened by the news of former Erikson Scholar John Kerr’s passing earlier this week. 

  • Austen Riggs Center Clinicians Presenting at and around APA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA

    The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to have several members of its clinical staff attending and presenting at and around the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, May 14-18, 2016. 

  • Riggs Theatre 37 to Stage The King Lear Project May 10-15 in Stockbridge, MA.

    Each spring, a group of Austen Riggs Center patients and members of the local community stage a Shakespearian production in the intimate Riggs Theatre 37, located at 37 Main Street in Stockbridge on the second floor. This year’s production, The King Lear Project, will be performed on May 10-15 at 7:30pm.

  • Dr. Meiram Bendat will be at the Austen Riggs Center on May 4-6, 2016.

    The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to be hosting a visit with nationally-renowned expert Dr. Meiram Bendat on May 4-6, 2016.  Dr. Bendat is an attorney with skills and knowledge unique in the field of health law. After representing children and families in the Los Angeles child welfare system and treating patients, he founded Psych-Appeal, the country’s first private mental health insurance law firm in 2011. Since then, Dr. Bendat has helped patients and providers successfully challenge denials of mental health treatment through administrative appeals and impact litigation, recovering millions of dollars in wrongly withheld benefits.



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