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  • 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.

  • Consultation

    Relationships are central in human life. This is one of the basic principles applied in every facet of the treatment at Riggs. By better understanding how they relate to others - including family members, peers, therapists and other staff - during the course of their work here, patients experience directly the importance of relationships in contributing to lasting change.

  • Resources on trauma from the Austen Riggs Center.

    Located in the Erikson Institute section of the Riggs website is a Resource Center, which houses a broad collection of video interviews and presentations, white papers, full-text published articles, links and citations related to mental health and treatment featuring the work of Riggs clinicians and those who have presented at Riggs. 

  • 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. 

  • A multi-disciplinary treatment team

    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 two more staff perspectives that explore the ways in which their individual work complements and contributes to the overall treatment of our patients. 

  • The role of nursing in the Austen Riggs Center treatment model.

    Nursing care is available 24/7 at the residential setting of Austen Riggs.  Every patient is assigned a nursing care coordinator who is also a member of the treatment team. Nursing staff member, Brian O’Gara, discusses the role of nursing in a three part video series.

  • Riggs Fellow in Advanced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Studies Heather Churchill, PsyD

    Colorado College alumna and current Riggs Fellow in Advanced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Studies Heather Churchill, PsyD, has been invited by her alma mater to speak about psychoanalysis and the work done at Riggs

  • The Austen Riggs Center has a unique approach to psychological testing.

    Director of Psychological Testing Christina Biedermann, PsyD, talks about elements of psychological testing at the Austen Riggs Center that are unique to Riggs, including a team approach, a testing battery that was put together by some of the best thinkers in psychodiagnostic testing and the way in which the testing data is analyzed and presented.

  • The Austen Riggs Center uses a treatment team approach in their work with patients struggling with complex mental disorders

    Schizophrenia and psychosis are getting considerable attention in the media. Riggs clinician Jane G. Tillman, PhD, discusses psychosis, early warning signs and working with individuals struggling with psychosis in a series of blog posts. 

  • Director of Psychological Testing Christina Biedermann, PsyD, explains why psychological testing may be repeated after patients are admitted to the Austen Riggs Center.

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