3rd Annual Austen Riggs Award for Excellence in Psychotherapy

Applications Due By: September 1, 2021

Program Directors of Psychiatry Residency Programs are invited to nominate and submit ONE of their current residents at any level of training. 

Training and research are core elements of the Austen Riggs Center and are offered through its Erikson Institute for Education and Research. This Austen Riggs Award for Excellence in Psychotherapy recognizes and supports the development of psychiatric residents who have demonstrated interest and ability in psychodynamic psychotherapy and/or psychodynamic psychiatry or have shown promise as researchers in biopsychosocial approaches to psychiatric practice, including psychotherapy.  

To nominate and submit a resident for consideration, Program Directors should: 

By September 1, 2021, submit the application materials outlined below using the online submission form.  

  • A nomination letter written by the Program Director (250 words maximum) for ONE psychiatry resident describing the qualifications of the nominee including: 

    • a description of clinical abilities,  
    • personal characteristics that contribute to clinical excellence, and, (where applicable), 
    • ​teaching, research, or other significant accomplishments relevant to the practice of psychodynamic psychiatry or psychodynamic psychotherapy. 
  • The nominee’s Curriculum Vitae 

  • A brief description written by the nominee (400 words maximum) outlining their interest in psychodynamic psychiatry. 

The award recipients will be announced by October 15, 2021.  

Recipients of the Award for Excellence in Psychotherapy receive: 

  • $250
  • Certificate of honor  

We appreciate your assistance in identifying the next generation of psychodynamic and biopsychosocial psychiatrists and your support in their development by nominating them for this new award. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact: 
David Mintz, MD, Director of Psychiatric Education 
 or david.mintz@austenriggs.net 

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