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  • 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.

  • Claudia Gold, MD

    Riggs staff member Dr. Claudia Gold discusses a component of the Austen Riggs Center Human Development Strategic Initiative. 

  • The Austen Riggs Neural Mediators of Psychotherapeutic Change Strategic Initiative will use new neuroimaging hardware and software technologies to better understand both the brain and the mind in mental illness

    Austen Riggs Center Medical Director/CEO Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, talks about the Neural Mediators of Psychotherapeutic Change strategic initiative taking form at Riggs. 

  • 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. 

  • Jane Tillman, PhD, ABPP

    Barbara Taylor, a noted historian and professor of humanities, has written a memoir of her long, and at times harrowing, psychoanalysis and psychiatric hospitalization. In The last asylum: A memoir of madness in our times, Taylor goes beyond a standard autobiographical account and links her personal history to the sociocultural history of the asylum movement of the past 150 years.

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

    Austen Riggs Center Director of the Therapeutic Community Program Donna Elmendorf, PhD, talks about the Human Development Strategic Initiative 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.

  • 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. 

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