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ARC clinicians share their perspectives on a range of topics, including psychological testing, the admission consultation, symptom management through community engagement, and the importance of alliance in the open setting.
In four separate video clips, Director of Psychological Testing Christina Biedermann, PsyD, gives an overview of psychological testing at Riggs, its place as part of the Fellowship program and its role in the initial six-week treatment and evaluation phase at the Austen Riggs Center.
Jane G. Tillman, PhD, ABPP, Director of the Erikson Institute for Education and Research talks about how psychoanalytic treatment has changed over the years.
Eric M. Plakun, MD, Associate Medical Director and Director of Admissions talks about the evidence for psychoanalytic treatment.
Margaret Parish, PhD, Director of Patient Care talks about psychoanalytic psychotherapy at Austen Riggs.
Jane Tillman, PhD, ABPP, Director of the Erikson Institute and Staff Psychologist talks about treatment teams at the Austen Riggs Center.
Margaret Kotarba, LICSW, explains the role of the social worker and the value of the family's involvement in the treatment.
James Sacksteder, MD, former Medical Director/CEO talks about the mission of the Austen Riggs Center and the unique treatment approach.
Steven Ackerman, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist talks about the importance of the alliance in an open setting.
Elizabeth Weinberg, MD, Staff Psychiatrist describes the unique way psychiatrists at the Austen Riggs Center apply psychodynamic concepts to medication management.
Lee Damsky, PhD, Staff Psychologist describes the first six weeks of treatment at the Austen Riggs Center.
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