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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Austen Riggs Center clinicians to attend and present at American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) 2017 National Meeting.

    From January 18 to 22, the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), which is the oldest national psychoanalytic organization, will hold its 2017 National Meeting.

    Once again this year, several Riggs clinicians will present, attend, and be involved in the gathering that brings together more than 2,000 mental health professionals, educators, researchers, and students to participate in enjoy psychoanalytic programming, networking, and other events. 

  • The Austen Riggs Center offers a unique therapeutic approach in an voluntary and open setting.

    It was a busy year for the Riggs Blog, with more than 100 pieces published – from commentary and current events to our treatment approach and our values. 

  • 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. 

  • Meaning Matters is an online community, hosted by the Austen Riggs Center, that provides a place for mental health professionals and those in related disciplines to share information and thinking about a variety of topics.

    Meaning Matters is an online community, hosted by the Austen Riggs Center, that provides a place for mental health professionals and those in related disciplines to share information and thinking about a variety of topics. These include: human behavior and how it is impacted by conscious and unconscious processes, personality and motivational factors, relational dynamics, and the meaning of symptoms.

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

    The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce that Medical Director/CEO Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, has been appointed to NAMI Berkshire County’s Board of Directors, deepening the existing relationship between Riggs and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

  • Austen Riggs Center Erikson Institute Program and Community Outreach Manager Lee Watroba named 2016 NAMI Berkshire County Member of the Year.

    Recently, the Berkshire County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) named Lee Watroba the recipient of their 2016 Member of the Year Award. Watroba, the Erikson Institute Program and Community Outreach Manager at the Austen Riggs Center, remarked, “This is very meaningful to me; I am very honored. NAMI Berkshire County is an amazing organization doing incredibly important work.”

  • Division 39 president Marilyn Charles, Ph.D., ABPP

    Recently, I was invited to participate in Boston College University's Counseling Services Colloquium on Loneliness and presented my ideas regarding “Loneliness and the Capacity to be Alone.” This opportunity allowed me (and others) to address the concern that young adults, who, despite being more “connected” than ever, are increasingly isolated and less able to navigate and nurture successful relationships with others. The colloquium also provided the opportunity to reflect upon my work with patients at Riggs who struggle with these same issues.

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