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The Austen Riggs Center appoints Linda Mayes, MD, as a senior consultant in the Erikson Institute for Education and Research.

Linda Mayes, MD, senior consultant in the Erikson Institute for Education and ResearchStockbridge, MA – January 30, 2015 – The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Mayes, MD, as a senior consultant in the Erikson Institute for Education and Research. Dr. Mayes will bring her specialized expertise in research, child development, neuroscience, psychoanalysis and leadership to this role.

Evelyn Stefansson Nef Director of the Erikson Institute, Jane G. Tillman, PhD, remarked, “Dr. Linda Mayes brings an extraordinary depth of scholarship, clinical, and research experience to the Erikson Institute.  She is internationally respected for her skills in mentoring and teaching colleagues about the translation of basic science to clinical and social applications.  I feel enormous gratitude to Dr. Mayes for her generous contributions to the endeavors of the Erikson Institute.”

Riggs Medical Director/CEO, James L. Sacksteder, MD, added, “We are constantly engaged in learning at Riggs. Dr. Mayes’ appointment as a senior consultant in the Erikson Institute is an affirmation both of her accomplishments and also our commitment to learning from other experts in the psychoanalytic community.”

Dr. Mayes is currently Interim Chair, Yale Child Study Center; Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology; Special Advisor to the Dean, Yale School of Medicine and Distinguished Visiting Professor in Psychology, Sewanee: The University of the South. She is a child and adult psychoanalyst and member of the faculty of the Western New England Psychoanalytic Institute where she completed her psychoanalytic training. Her scholarly work focuses on the impact of early life adversity and chronic stress on child and adult social development.

 

About the Austen Riggs Center

Austen Riggs Center, a leading psychiatric hospital based continuum of care, 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, four times weekly psychodynamic psychotherapy is provided by doctors on staff. For more information, visit: www.austenriggs.org.  Riggs’ Erikson Institute 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.

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