Thankful for the Work of the Austen Riggs Center Staff
Originally posted November 2018.
Every day, the staff at Riggs work to realize this stated mission: “to promote resilience and self-direction in those with complex psychiatric problems -- to help people take charge of their lives. Our work is grounded in the conviction that an individual's problems are inherently meaningful, that such problems are best understood in a social context, and that treatment leads to a more fulfilling life when the sources of suffering are addressed.”
In the past, we’ve held blog competitions among staff members and asked them to write about the topic: “How My Work Makes a Difference.” While some of the staff who wrote responses have retired or changed roles at Riggs, what they had to say is as relevant today as when it was written. Below, you’ll find links to their pieces.
We are grateful to have such a dedicated, knowledgeable, and talented staff and are thankful for the contributions they make on a daily basis to the Riggs community.
- How My Work Makes a Difference - Part 1 by Therapeutic Community Center Education Coordinator, Ellen Broderick
- How My Work Makes a Difference - Part 2 by Staff Psychiatrist, Elizabeth Weinberg, MD
- How My Work Makes a Difference - Part 3 by Senior Admissions Coordinator Terry Owens-Gilbert
- How My Work Makes a Difference - Part 4 by Mental Health Worker, Cathy Towne
- How My Work Makes a Difference - Part 5 by Admissions Coordinator, Nicki May
- How My Work Makes a Difference - Part 6 by Manager of Institutional Research, Kim Hunter-Schaedle, PhD