Staff News

  • The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to have several members of its clinical staff attending and presenting at the 2016 Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) Convention in Chicago, Illinois. 

  • On January 15, 2016 at Gabriel’s Bar & Restaurant in New York City, Dr. Jane G. Tillman, director of the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center, hosted an Erikson Scholar reunion dinner.  The event was attended by nine former Erikson Scholars, along with Riggs Medical Director/CEO Dr. Andrew Gerber and former Director of the Erikson Institute Dr. Jerry Fromm. The evening was a chance for the scholars to get together as a group, not only as members of the Riggs Alumni Community, but also as members of a very special community of Erikson Scholars. 

  • The Austen Riggs Center Newsletter (ARC News).

    The Austen Riggs Center recently mailed out the latest edition of its regular newsletter the ARC News, which is published three time annually. Now, for the first time, we’re making a digital version of the ARC News available on our website, along with our past three issues.

  • Jennifer Stevens, PhD, ABPP is the Director of Training at the Austen Riggs Center.

    The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce that Riggs clinician and Director of Training Jennifer Stevens, PhD, has become board certified in psychoanalysis by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). 

  • The Austen Riggs Center recaps the January 2016 APsaA meeting in New York City.

    January in New York City conjures up images of blustery winds and freezing temperatures, but the weather was relatively mild this year as The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) held its 2016 annual meeting at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan January 12-17. 

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

    The Western Massachusetts and Albany Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (WMAAPP) is holding a continuing education (CE) event titled “Psychoanalysis in the 21st Century: Research Supported Treatments,” featuring Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, medical director/CEO of the Austen Riggs Center.

  • Austen Riggs library

    The Austen Fox Riggs Library is pleased to announce its most recent offering to its patron community and beyond: public online access to its electronic library catalog! As the first dynamic component of the new library page on the Austen Riggs Center website, this online library catalog supports title, author, subject and keyword searches of current library holdings and provides supplementary information concerning item location and checkout availability. 

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

    From January 12 to 16, the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), which is the oldest national psychoanalytic organization, will hold its 2016 National Meeting. This annual gathering brings more than 2000 mental health professionals, educators, researchers and students who are curious about psychoanalysis, together to enjoy psychoanalytic programming, networking and other stimulating content. 

  • Austen Riggs Center

    As 2015 comes to a close and we begin looking toward 2016, we wanted to take a moment to look back over the year and remember some of the Riggs Blogs that generated discussions, highlighted milestones and in other ways encapsulated some of the many important moments and topics for us during the year.

  • The Austen Riggs Center is thankful to have a dedicated staff devoted to improving the lives of emotionally troubled people.

    Earlier this year, Riggs held a blog competition among staff members where we asked them to write about the topic: “How My Work Makes a Difference.” This week, we’re featuring the final two staff perspectives that explore the ways in which their individual work complements and contributes to the overall treatment of our patients. 



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