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

    The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce the election of Associate Medical Director and Director of Biopsychosocial Advocacy Eric Plakun, MD, DLFAPA, FACPsych, to serve as the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Area 1 Trustee*.

  • Austen Riggs Center Clinicians will be presenting at and attending the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) 2018 National Meeting, Feb. 14-18 in New York City.

    From February 14-18, the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), which is the oldest national psychoanalytic organization, will hold its 2018 National Meeting.  

    As in years past, several Riggs clinicians will present, attend, and be involved in the gathering that brings together more than 1,800 mental health professionals, educators, researchers, and students to participate in and enjoy psychoanalytic programming, networking, and other events. 

  • The Austen Riggs Center mourns the loss and celebrates the life of long-time Activities Program woodworking instructor Edouard Vaval.

    In January, the Riggs community lost a beloved member, Edouard Vaval, who served as woodworking instructor in the Activities Program from 1994-2018. Known not only for his talent as a woodworker, but also for his warmth, kindness, and depth of caring, Edouard will be greatly missed by patients and staff alike.

  • 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.

  • Andrew Gerber, MD, PhD, Medical Director/CEO, Austen Riggs Center

    Get to know Medical Director/CEO Dr. Andrew J. Gerber.

  • Read the latest issue of the Austen Riggs Center’s newsletter online – featuring articles on mental health parity, the evidence base for Riggs’ treatment, and the opioid epidemic.

    Read the latest issue of the Austen Riggs Center’s newsletter online – featuring articles on mental health parity, the evidence base for Riggs’ treatment, and the opioid epidemic. 

  • Eric M. Plakun, MD is the Associate Medical Director and Director of Biopsychosocial Advocacy at the Austen Riggs Center.

    The Austen Riggs Center stands for an integrated biopsychosocial model in the broader mental health field, in clinical practice, in teaching, in research, in advocacy, and in organized psychiatry as well as in psychoanalysis. Several Riggs clinicians represent that biopsychosocial approach in their work beyond the Riggs campus. 

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

    Donna Elmendorf, PhD, Claudia Gold, MD, and Kate Jewson, BS, have been recognized for their work in the Human Development Strategic Initiative, receiving the prestigious Anna Freud Educational Achievement Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association’s (APsaA) Schools Committee.

     
  • The Austen Riggs Center is an open psychiatric treatment setting located in Stockbridge, MA.

    As we approach the end of 2017, we thought we’d look back over some of our more popular blogs and blog series from this year.

  • Eric M. Plakun, MD is the Associate Medical Director and Director of Biopsychosocial Advocacy at the Austen Riggs Center.

    Associate Medical Director and Director of Biopsychosocial Advocacy Dr. Eric M. Plakun gives an overview of the Biopsychosocial Advocacy Strategic Initiative at the Austen Riggs Center.

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