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.
“Our patients often struggle alone with serious secret and shameful self-doubt, and therapy offers a private space to form a relationship, come to trust someone and be less alone with their pain.” – Eric Plakun, MD, director of admissions and associate medical director
The time has come to delve deeply into the idea of place as both a literal experience and also a psychological metaphor. This year’s annual Fall Conference at the Austen Riggs Center aims to explore the various meanings of place in relation to identity through a series of presentations by experts who will examine current clinical, interdisciplinary and societal issues.
The relationship between you and your therapist is important. How do you find a therapist whom you have never met, and be able to feel comfortable sharing some of your deepest, most personal thoughts and feelings with them? While this might seem like a daunting task, here are some ideas that may help you:
This year’s Creativity Seminar, Translation: In the Theater, the Concert Hall, the Studio and the Consulting Room, which took place at Riggs August 1-2, 2014, explored the process of translation in different areas of creative endeavor in the visual medium of photography, through the embodied work of translation by an orchestral conductor, via the interpretative work of translation by a psychoanalyst and by means of the multilayered acts of translation in theater.