The Riggs Blog

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.

  • In part four of our blog series on borderline personality disorder, Dr. M. Gerard Fromm answers the questions: What do people suffering from this condition, look like and talk like? How would a doctor or a family member recognize borderline?

  • Remembering Jayne Brookes, Former Theatre Director at Riggs

    Throughout its history, Riggs has been the beneficiary of many talented individuals, patients and staff, who have shared their gifts with the Riggs community. Today, we take a moment to remember one who left an indelible mark on the activities program and well beyond. 

  • Amanda Meczywor reflects on her undergraduate research internship at the Austen Riggs Center.

    The undergraduate research internship at the Austen Riggs Center provides a rich, psychodynamically-focused learning experience for students. In part two of our blog series, we will hear reflections from Amanda Meczywor, a 2015 graduate from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). 

  • The third blog in a six-part series, exploring borderline personality disorder, with M. Gerard Fromm, PhD, ABPP, a senior consultant to the Erikson Institute for Education and Research at the Austen Riggs Center.

  • The undergraduate research internship at the Austen Riggs Center provides a rich, psychodynamically-focused learning experience for students.

    The undergraduate research internship at the Austen Riggs Center provides a rich, psychodynamically-focused learning experience for students. In this two-part blog series, we will hear reflections from two of this summer’s research interns. 

  • The Austen Riggs Center is an open psychiatric hospital in Stockbridge, MA.

    The second blog in a six-part series, exploring borderline personality disorder, with M. Gerard Fromm, PhD, ABPP, a senior consultant to the Erikson Institute for Education and Research at the Austen Riggs Center.

  • Division 39 president Marilyn Charles, Ph.D., ABPP

    August 6-9 is the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Toronto, Canada. Here are the themes for this year’s convention where Riggs clinician Marilyn Charles, PhD, ABPP will be presenting.

  • 2015 Nef Scholarship Winners

    Each year since 2000, the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center has awarded the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Scholarship to three graduating high school seniors who have been selected for their academic achievements, pursuit of study in the social sciences or pre-medicine and their leadership in the community.  

  • Psychotherapy

    In this video Director of the Erikson Institute for Education and Research Jane G. Tillman, PhD, ABPP, talks about how psychoanalytic treatment has changed over the years.

  • Considering psychotherapy

    In this six-part series, exploring borderline personality disorder, we will present excerpts from a longer interview, conducted by former Erikson Scholar Joshua Wolf Shenk in 2009, with M. Gerard Fromm, PhD, ABPP, a senior consultant to the Erikson Institute for Education and Research at the Austen Riggs Center. At the end of the series, we will make the interview, in its entirety, available in our Resource Center.

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