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  • Dori Laub, MD, one of the foremost psychoanalytic theorists on trauma, passed away on June 23, 2018.

    Dori Laub, MD, one of the foremost psychoanalytic theorists on trauma, passed away on June 23, 2018. A Fellow in psychiatry at Riggs from 1967-1969, Dori was clinical professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and in private practice in New Haven, Connecticut. Born in Czernowitz, Romania in 1937, Dori received his medical degree at the Hadassah Medical School at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and his master’s degree in clinical psychology at the Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. 

  • Leadership and Institutional Integrity conference at the Austen Riggs Center.

    The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce “Leadership and Institutional Integrity,” a one-day conference on Saturday, July 21, being held in memory of the Rev. Dr. A. Wesley Carr, former Dean of Westminster Abbey (1997-2006), former Erikson Scholar, and former member of the Erikson Institute Council of Scholars of the Austen Riggs Center. The conference examines current leadership pressures in our major institutions of education, arts, government, and healthcare. 

  • Dr. Loewenstein gave the Grand Rounds presentation, "Don't Be Silly, If You Were Suffering from a Multiple Personality, I Would Have Noticed Something," at the Austen Riggs Center.

    Richard J. Loewenstein, MD, founder and medical director of the Trauma Disorders Program at Sheppard Pratt Health Systems in Baltimore, MD, talks about the misdiagnosis of dissociative disorders, what he has learned during his career, and his current clinical interests. 

  • Austen Riggs offers family therapy to assist family members to understand one another and the family system better, leading to more harmonious and satisfying relationships.

    In April 2018, the Austen Riggs Center held its second Multi-Family Education Workshop, a new initiative that brings family members of current Riggs patients together with Riggs clinical staff members for a day-long educational program. 

  • Austen Riggs Center clinicians to present at 2018 American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting in New York City.

    Next week, several Austen Riggs Center clinicians will be presenting in New York City, at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Riggs clinicians will also be involved in presentations at the Psychiatry Student Interest Group Network (PsychSIGN) and American Academy of Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis (AAPDPP) annual meetings.

  • Dr. Elise Miller about her work while in residence as an Erikson Scholar at the Austen Riggs Center.

    An interview with Dr. Elise Miller about her work while in residence as an Erikson Scholar at the Austen Riggs Center. 

  • Alan Abbass, MD, talks about the bias against psychodynamic psychotherapy, how he became interested in resistance in psychotherapy and what he has learned, and his book Reaching Through Resistance: Advanced Psychotherapy Techniques.

    Allan Abbass, MD, professor of psychiatry and psychology and founding director of the Centre for Emotions and Health at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, talks about the bias against psychodynamic psychotherapy, how he became interested in resistance in psychotherapy and what he has learned, and his book Reaching Through Resistance: Advanced Psychotherapy Techniques, during a recent visit to Riggs to deliver a Grand Rounds presentation.

  • The Austen Riggs Center provides intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy in a voluntary, open, and non-coercive community.

    The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce the upcoming Friday Night Guest Lecture: “Unthinkable Anxieties: Understanding and Working with Transphobic Countertransferences” with Griffin Hansbury, MA, LCSW-R: Friday, March 23, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. 

  • Dr. Elizabeth Fitelson gave the Grand Rounds presentation, "Women’s Mental Health Through the Life Cycle," at the Austen Riggs Center.

    Elizabeth Fitelson, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry and the co-founder and director of the Women’s Program in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, talks about women’s mental health through the reproductive life cycle and her impressions of Riggs during a recent visit to deliver a Grand Rounds presentation.

  • Seth Pitman, PhD, Fellow in Psychology

    The Austen Riggs Center offers an Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program and Fellowship in Hospital-Based Psychotherapy for both psychiatrists (post-residency) and psychologists (postdoctoral). We sat down recently with Dr. Seth Pitman, who began his Fellowship in the fall of 2017, to learn more about his path to the Riggs Fellowship, his interests, and what he hopes to learn.

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