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Education & Research

The Austen Riggs Center engages in a diverse slate of clinical research, professional education, continuing medical education, and advocacy activities. As part of our work, we provide resources to advance psychiatric care in general and psychoanalytic psychotherapy in particular.

Therapeutic research community listens to lecture at Austen Riggs conference
Attendees taking notes at an Austen Riggs event
Attendees taking notes at an Austen Riggs event

Erikson Institute

The Erikson Institute for Education, Research, and Advocacy of the Austen Riggs Center offers psychoanalytic education, supports and conducts research, and undertakes community engagement. The Institute helps clinicians, educators, researchers, and scholars understand and respond to problems individuals, groups, and society face.

Fellowship

Expand your expertise through the Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program and Fellowship in Hospital-Based Psychotherapy for psychiatrists and psychologists.

Research
Riggs staff conduct numerous mental health research studies. Specializations include suicide prevention, psychiatric testing, and PTSD, among others.
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Riggs patient and staff taking a leisurely walk in the park
Riggs patient and staff taking a leisurely walk in the park

Advocacy & Outreach

Our advocacy and outreach range from supporting local community partnerships to working toward more equitable access to care standards nationally. Though diverse in scope, these efforts share a common theme: finding ways to improve the lives of people who struggle with mental disorders.

Therapy books on a shelf in the Austen Riggs research collection
Therapy books on a shelf in the Austen Riggs research collection

Library and Archives

The Austen Fox Riggs Library and Archives is a unique resource, providing clinicians, scholars, and researchers with access to specialized psychological texts and medical archives.

The main building at Austen Riggs Center
The main building at Austen Riggs Center

Riggs Resources

The Austen Riggs Center provides clinicians, researchers, scholars, and members of the general public with free access to a large array of articles, videos, courses, and other resources related to mental health care.

Contact Us for More

For more information about the Erikson Institute, please feel free to get in touch.