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  • Read the Austen Riggs Center newsletter, ARC News, Summer 2017 issue.

    Highlights from this issue include overviews of three of our six Strategic Initiatives:

    Biopsychosocial Advocacy
    Psychodynamic Psychopharmacology
    Suicide Research and Education

  • Katie Lewis, PhD, is a research psychologist at the Austen Riggs Center.

    The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis has announced that Austen Riggs Center Research Psychologist Katie Lewis, PhD, has been named the next Robert S. Wallerstein Fellow in Psychoanalytic Research. This prestigious Fellowship, which includes a minimum of five years of grant funding, will support Dr. Lewis’ research study, “Impact of Interpersonal Experiences on Maladaptive Thoughts and Behaviors: An Object Relations EMA Study.” Jane Tillman, PhD, ABPP, Evelyn Stefansson Nef Director of the Erikson Institute for Education and Research at Austen Riggs, is co-investigator on the study and will serve as Dr. Lewis’ sponsor.

  • We’d like to introduce you to a new section of our website, housed within the “Education/Training” section, that provides information on the Austen Riggs Center’s six strategic initiatives. Here you’ll find a brief overview, Riggs staff involved, and news related to each of the initiatives. Please read them, let us know what you think, and stay tuned for updates throughout the year. 

  • Lee Watroba and Bertha Connelley are leading efforts to engage Riggs staff with suicide prevention and advocacy on the local and regional levels.

    Whether working locally with suicide prevention organizations, presenting at conferences, or contributing to the larger field of suicidology through research and scholarship, the Austen Riggs Center and its staff are committed to better understanding and preventing suicide.

  • Jeremy Ridenour, PsyD is a Fellow in Psychology at the Austen Riggs Center.

    Dr. Ridenour talks about why he came to the Riggs Fellowship, what his experience was like, why those looking for a fellowship should consider Riggs, and what he looks forward to after graduation.

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

    New England Psychologist interviews Austen Riggs Center Medical Director/CEO Andrew J. Gerber about the future of Riggs and health care.

  • David Mintz, MD presents at the APA meeting

    Later this month, Riggs clinicians will be presenting in San Diego, CA, at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry (AAPDP) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Riggs will also be exhibiting at the APA annual meeting.

  • Austen Riggs Center’s Human Development Strategic Initiative hosts Newborn Behavioral Observation (NBO) training.

    Austen Riggs Center’s Human Development Strategic Initiative hosts Newborn Behavioral Observation (NBO) training. 

  • Donna Elmendorf, PhD is the director of the Therapeutic Community Program at the Austen Riggs Center.

    The Austen Riggs Center, through the Erikson Institute for Education and Research, has received a major grant from the John Leopold Weil and Geraldine Rickard Weil Memorial Charitable Foundation, Inc., to support its new Human Development Strategic Initiative. This multilayered initiative encompasses community intervention, research, and education, which are central tasks of the Erikson Institute.

  • Spring 2017 issue of Austen Riggs Center, ARC News, featuring articles on three strategic initiatives: clinical systems, neural mediators of psychotherapeutic change, and human development.

    Spring 2017 issue of Austen Riggs Center, ARC News, featuring articles on three strategic initiatives: clinical systems, neural mediators of psychotherapeutic change, and human development.

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