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Fourth Annual Yale-Riggs Conference on Developmental Psychopathology, Family Process and Social Context to be held at Yale Child Study Center in New Haven, CT.

Stockbridge, MA - June 1, 2015: The Yale University School of Medicine and the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center are jointly sponsoring the fourth annual Yale-Riggs Conference on Developmental Psychopathology, Family Process and Social Context, which will be held Friday-Saturday, June 19-20, 2015 at the Yale Child Study Center in New Haven, CT. The title of this year’s conference is The Science and Practice of Change: Contemporary Perspectives on Defining and Documenting Clinical Outcomes

The Science and Practice of Change posterThe conference will examine contemporary perspectives on the definition and documentation of clinical outcomes occurring in response to psychotherapy and other psychosocial interventions being delivered in public and private treatment settings.

Conference co-chair and Erikson Institute Director Jane G. Tillman, PhD, notes, “We are fortunate to have such a depth of researchers and clinicians to learn from; the ongoing relationship between Riggs and Yale consistently yields important learning for conference participants and presenters alike.”

Building upon clinical and research programs offered at the Austen Riggs Center and the Yale University School of Medicine, existing assumptions will be challenged and new perspectives will be offered on the nature of clinically significant change. Special attention will be devoted to the definition and documentation of change in biological, psychological, behavioral and social outcomes for clients receiving comprehensive programs of clinical intervention for serious psychiatric and substance abuse problems. Clinical and research presentations will be complemented by invited comments and group discussion.

Attendance will be limited to promote a full exploration of the ideas presented at the conference. Continuing education credits will be available for physicians, psychologists and social workers.

Online registration for the conference is available at: www.regonline.com/2015yaleriggsconference. To register by phone or mail, please contact Linda Isakson, Yale University School of Medicine at: [203] 785.7205 or linda.isakson@yale.edu.

For a list of topics, presenters and more information, visit: www.austenriggs.org/2015yaleriggsconference.

About the Erikson Institute

The Erikson Institute at 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.

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, four times/weekly, psychodynamic psychotherapy is provided by doctors on staff. www.austenriggs.org.

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