Trust and Consequences: A Virtual Event Featuring Washington Post/Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Reporter Hannah Dreier

August 8, 2020 at 4:00 PM to August 9, 2020 at 3:45 PM

Photo credit: Michael S. Willamson/The Washington Post2020 Austen Riggs Erikson Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media is awarded to Ms. Dreier for her exposé on US immigration officials using confidential counseling notes against migrants being held in detention centers. 


This virtual event recognizes and celebrates the recipient of the 2020 Austen Riggs Erikson Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media: Pulitzer-Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Hannah Dreier for “Trust and Consequences,” a painstakingly researched exploration of how US immigration authorities shattered professional standards of patient confidentiality by compelling mental health workers to turn over notes from their sessions with detained migrants to use against them in court. 

The event, which will be presented live via Zoom, will feature a presentation by Ms. Dreier along with remarks by Austen Riggs Center Medical Director/CEO Eric M. Plakun, MD, and renowned psychologist, psychoanalyst, and author Nancy McWilliams, PhD, ABPP. In addition, attendees will be invited to ask questions. 

For questions or additional information, please contact Erikson Institute Education Coordinator and Events Assistant, Kathleen Young at: kathleen.young@austenriggs.net / 413.931.5230. 

Read the announcement of Hannah Dreier as the 2020 prize recipient:

Read more about and by Hannah Dreier:

Photo credit: Michael S. Willamson/The Washington Post

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