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  • David Mintz, MD, Team Leader/Staff Psychiatrist at the Austen Riggs Center.

    Austen Riggs Center staff psychiatrist David Mintz, MD, talks about the Psychodynamic Psychopharmacology strategic initiative taking form at Riggs. 

  • The Austen Riggs Center is focusing some of our research efforts on the issue of suicide.

    Austen Riggs Center Erikson Institute Director Jane G. Tillman, PhD, talks about the Suicide Research and Education strategic initiative taking form at Riggs. 

  • Eric M. Plakun, MD, DLFAPA, FACPsych, Associate Medical Director and Director of Admissions

    Austen Riggs Center Director of Biopsychosocial Advocacy Eric M. Plakun, MD, talks about the Biopsychosocial Advocacy strategic initiative at Riggs.

  • Winter 2016-17 of Austen Riggs Center, ARC News, featuring articles on family involvement, borderline personality disorder, and suicide research.

    Winter 2016-17 of Austen Riggs Center, ARC News, featuring articles on family involvement, borderline personality disorder, and suicide research.

  • Jane Tillman, PhD, ABPP

    When someone dies by a person’s own hand, the loss deeply affects each of those closest to him or her. What may often be missed, however, is how that loss also affects the therapist trained to keep this suicide from happening. In the popular mind, it may seem inappropriate to be concerned with the professional on the sidelines after a successful suicide attempt, but for the human being behind that degree, a death can have many repercussions both professionally and personally.

  • Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, is the CEO/Medical Director of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA.

    The Austen Riggs Center has received a major grant from philanthropists Bill and Deborah Ryan to launch a research program, MRI-based Characterization of Complex Psychopathology. This program will explore how complex psychiatric disorders might be characterized in greater detail, with a view toward opening the door to a better understanding of each patient’s mental illness and their response to psychotherapy.

  • Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, is the CEO/Medical Director of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA.

    Psychiatry has long utilized symptom clusters to classify mental illness, and today the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which outlines specific conditions as independent entities, remains the standard tool in the field. However, in the past decade or so, there has been growing interest in new ways to characterize mental illness, such as through gene mutations or physiological recordings, which have the potential of adding depth and dimensionality to the understanding of mental illness, and of informing the treatment trajectory.

  • Jane Tillman, PhD, ABPP

    Austen Riggs Center clinician and Erikson Institute Director Dr. Jane G. Tillman is interviewed about suicide on The Psychology of Everything podcast.

  • Austen Riggs Center Medical Director/CEO Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, explores neuroimaging research and advances that may expand our understanding psychotherapeutic change. 

  • Psychiatric testing

    Director of Psychological Testing Christina Biedermann, PsyD, talks about the weekly Psych Testing Seminar that is an integral component throughout the four years of the Psychology Fellowship at the Austen Riggs Center.

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