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Annual Riggs-Yale Conference to Examine Psychosocial Treatments Delivered in Complex Systems of Care

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Developmental, Psychopathology, Family Process and Social Context: A conference for clinicians and researchers at the Austen Riggs Center.Stockbridge, MA – May 5, 2016: The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center, the Yale Child Study Center and the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine are jointly sponsoring the fifth annual Riggs-Yale Conference on Developmental Psychopathology, Family Process and Social Context for clinicians and researchers, to be held Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA. 

This year’s conference will examine psychosocial treatments delivered in complex systems of care and how such systems may both help and, at times, hinder containment and the delivery of care to the individual and to the family. The more than a dozen presentations over two days will include clinical, research and training perspectives on systems dynamics occurring across varied contexts and will be complemented by invited comments and group discussion. 

Conference co-chair and Erikson Institute Director Jane G. Tillman, PhD, ABPP, remarks, “When unresolved systems issues get enacted by individuals and families on behalf of staff, the system becomes the patient and must be treated along with individuals and families. The depth and breadth of expertise brought to these issues by researchers and clinicians from Riggs and Yale is certain to create an environment of important learning for participants and presenters alike. We encourage all interested clinicians to attend and take part in the discussion.”  

Continuing education credits will be available for physicians, psychologists and social workers. 

Online registration for the conference is available at: www.austenriggs.org/event/Riggs-Yale2016. To register by phone or mail, please contact Samantha Blache at [413] 931.5230.  For a list of topics, presenters and more information, visit: www.austenriggs.org/event/Riggs-Yale2016

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

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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