Thomas Lusignan, LICSW is a clinical social worker at the Austen Riggs Center where he provides clinical casework and family therapy services to patients and their families. Thomas attended Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts for his undergraduate study in sociology. He went on to receive his Master of Social Work degree from Smith College School for Social Work. Prior to joining Austen Riggs, Thomas served as a clinician at a residential special education school in Western Massachusetts where he worked with students experiencing extreme psychiatric, emotional, behavioral developmental and learning difficulties. There he enjoyed working collaboratively with students to developing strategies to make psychodynamic and evidence-based practices accessible to the students and their families, as well as raising students' awareness of the mind-body connecting utilizing experiential and adventure based counseling modalities.