The Riggs Blog
The Riggs blog is a mix of news about clinical work, research and educational activities from the Austen Riggs Center, as well as a source for information beyond our walls that we find interesting and thought-provoking.
The Austen Riggs Center has a long history of treating patients who have tried and failed to respond to previous treatment efforts. Early on, Riggs clinicians recognized the importance of so-called “treatment resistant” psychiatric disorders and their associated societal, financial and personal burdens – including death by suicide.
Why is it that outpatient psychotherapy isn’t always successful? Living adaptively between sessions and being able to manage day to day life can be difficult.
The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce that the Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic Education, Inc. (ACPEinc) has given a full seven year accreditation to the four-year Fellowship program in psychoanalytic studies at Riggs.
When clinical staff at Austen Riggs talk about "the open setting," we are invoking a concept intimately familiar to those of us, both patients and staff, who have been here for any significant period of time. What we mean by this term, however, is not always immediately obvious outside this system.