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  • A multi-disciplinary treatment team

    Earlier this year, Riggs held a blog competition among staff members where we asked them to write about the topic: “How My Work Makes a Difference.” This week, we’re featuring two more staff perspectives that explore the ways in which their individual work complements and contributes to the overall treatment of our patients. 

  • Family work

    Earlier this year, Riggs held a blog competition among staff members where we asked them to write about the topic: “How My Work Makes a Difference.” Over the next few weeks, we’re going to feature several pieces authored by staff members across disciplines, speaking about the ways in which their individual work complements and contributes to the overall treatment of our patients.

  • Community meeting

    In part two of our three part video series on nursing, Brian O'Gara outlines some of the unique aspects of the Therapeutic Community and reflects on what he enjoys most about working at Riggs.

  • The role of nursing in the Austen Riggs Center treatment model.

    Nursing care is available 24/7 at the residential setting of Austen Riggs.  Every patient is assigned a nursing care coordinator who is also a member of the treatment team. Nursing staff member, Brian O’Gara, discusses the role of nursing in a three part video series.

  • Rachael Rosner, PhD is the 2015 Fall Erikson Scholar at the Austen Riggs Center.

    During her time as an Erikson Scholar at the Austen Riggs Center, Rachael Rosner, PhD, is working on the first comprehensive biography of Aaron T. Beck.

  • National Nurses Week 2014

    “I spend almost all of my time with the patients:  coffee hour, dinner and one-on-one counseling.  The counseling time I enjoy the most.  I think there’s something about me that lets people feel like they can approach me.  I really care about the patients at Riggs.  I think they can sense that I care about connecting with them.  They want to be reached.  And they want to connect back.  They want to have someone listen to them, be curious about them, and care.”

  • Psychotherapy

    Dr. M. Gerard Fromm, PhD, ABPP answers the question: When it comes to borderline patients, what are the challenges for the therapist and the staff?

  • Considering psychotherapy

    A person in a borderline state has had trouble in their primary relationship of dependency in life. Setting up an intensive psychotherapy invites them to depend on their therapist, thereby creating a situation, a charged situation to be sure, where the problems can be felt first hand and talked about. We can connect what happens in the therapy to the therapeutic relationship itself, and to other people in the patient's life.

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

    The Austen Riggs Center has again been highlighted as one of the best hospitals for 2015-16 in Psychiatry by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. 

  • Alison Bechdel, 2015 Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media Winner

    On Saturday, June 27, from 1:00-4:00pm, the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center honors this year’s three recipients of the Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media at a Media Colloquy. This week, we will take a closer look at Alison Bechdel. 

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