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The Austen Riggs Center Announces Conference: 2016 Psychodynamic Graduate Training in Psychology: Competence vs. Competencies

Stockbridge, MA – October 25, 2016 – The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce the 2016 Psychodynamic Graduate Training in Psychology: Competence vs. Competencies conference.

This working conference will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA, and is designed to bring together individuals from graduate and internship programs to discuss challenges in psychodynamic clinical training, utilizing both large and small group formats to discuss participants’ concerns and to share strategies. 

Marilyn Charles, PhD, ABPP, conference director and Austen Riggs Center staff psychologist, remarks “We are at an important juncture, and our ability to articulate our vision and our values is essential, as is our perspective. This conference will provide an excellent opportunity to do so.” 

Earl Bland, PsyD, and John Poston, PhD, from the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University will begin the conference with a plenary panel and discussion titled: “Defining Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Competence: Challenges, Opportunities, and Recent Developments.”

For more information or to register, please visit: www.austenriggs.org/2016-graduate-training or call Erikson Institute Education Coordinator Samantha Blache at [413] 931.5230. 

About the Austen Riggs Center

Austen Riggs Center, a leading psychiatric hospital and residential treatment program, has been serving adults since 1919. Within a completely open setting, patients are provided immersion in an intensive treatment milieu that emphasizes respectful engagement. Individual psychodynamic psychotherapy is provided four times a week by doctors on staff. 

The Austen Riggs Center is located in Stockbridge, MA. For more information about its services, please call [413] 298.5511 or [800] 517.4447 or visit www.austenriggs.org.

About the Erikson Institute

The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center promotes education and research in psychodynamic thought and treatment, often in partnership with a range of disciplines, and brings a clinically-informed, psychosocial perspective to societal problems. www.austenriggs.org/erikson-institute.

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