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Can We Tame The Wild West of Managed Care Through Top-Down and Bottom-Up Action?

Published on:
October 4, 2021
Riggs Medical Director/CEO Eric M. Plakun, MD, speaks at the Austen Riggs Center Centennial Conference about mental health parity, recovery, and more.
This video series is taken from our 2019 Centennial Conference and features excerpts from and the full content of Plakun’s presentation.

Three Problems with Current Clinical Models

The Bias Against Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Recovery is the Goal of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Managed Care and Mental Health Treatment

Mental Health Parity: Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches*

*On March 22, 2022 the Ninth Circuit Court reversed the US District Court for the Northern District of California’s February 2019 decision in Wit v. United Behavioral Health. To read more about this development and what it could mean to you, visit: