The killing of George Floyd by members of the Minneapolis Police Department is the latest in a long history of attacks on African Americans. It is an American tragedy that racism, hate, and violence toward people of color are so deeply embedded in our culture and in our country’s history. This must stop. And the systems and institutions that allow for these acts of violence to continue must be dismantled or fundamentally changed. This is no small task, but we each have a role to play.
As a Harvard teaching fellow in the 1960s, Dorothy Zinberg approached the famed psychoanalyst Erik Erikson after one of his renowned lectures on human development and challenged the fact that his perspective didn’t include women. His response: “So you do it.”
The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Samar Habl, MD, to the role of Associate Medical Director. During her nearly 15 years at Riggs, Dr. Habl has been a staff psychiatrist, a Team Leader, and, for the last four years, Director of Admissions.
On April 21, 2020, the Austen Riggs Center lost a leader, donor, a dear friend, and neighbor. Former Trustee Aso O. Tavitian died last Tuesday, after a battle with cancer, with his devoted wife, Isabella Meisinger, at his side.
The Erikson Institute for Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA invites applications for the fall 2020 Erikson Scholar-in-Residence. The Erikson Institute bridges the clinical work of the Austen Riggs Center, which treats patients with complex psychiatric disorders, and the wider academic and professional communities. Erikson Scholars engage in interdisciplinary work that spans a broad range of psychiatric, social, cultural and theoretical issues.
After an extensive national search, the Austen Riggs Center has hired John Zollinger, a seasoned journalist and non-profit marketing and fundraising professional, to serve as the Center’s director of communications, the organization announced today.
May 18-22, Riggs clinicians will be presenting in San Francisco, CA, at the 2019 Annual Meetings of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Academy of Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis (AAPDPP), and PsychSIGN.