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Dr. Daniel Knauss Named New Director of Training

Aaron M. Beatty, MA|
November 6, 2023
The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce that Daniel Knauss, PsyD, ABPP, has been named Director of Training. He succeeds Jennifer Stevens, PhD, ABPP, who had a very successful ten years in the role.
“A recognized and highly sought after teacher of doctoral and post-doctoral students, research collaborator, psychological testing supervisor, and presenter, Dr. Knauss’ commitment to education and training has been demonstrated since beginning his tenure at the Austen Riggs Center,” remarked Jane G. Tillman, PhD, ABPP, Director of the Erikson Institute for Education, Research, and Advocacy. She continued,“ Dr. Knauss brings his enthusiasm for psychoanalysis, experience in teaching, administrative skills, and clinical excellence to this role and I look forward to working with him in the years to come.”
Knauss stated, “The Fellowship at Riggs occupies a unique place in the broader landscape of psychoanalytic training and education. My experience as a Fellow was a rich and transformative experience, both personally and professionally. As Director of Training, I look forward to nurturing our training program and supporting our trainees as they navigate their own journeys of professional growth and development.”
The Director of Training serves as a member of the Medical Staff of the Austen Riggs Center and is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and monitoring the Erikson Institute’s graduate and post-graduate training programs, including the Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program and Fellowship in Hospital-Based Psychotherapy for psychiatrists (post-residency) and psychologists (postdoctoral), which is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic Education (ACPEinc). Those interested in the Fellowship can visit: to learn more.
About Daniel Knauss, PsyD, ABPP
Dr. Knauss received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology from California Lutheran University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Northern Arizona University and post-doctoral training at the University of Northern Colorado. He completed the four-year fellowship in Adult Psychoanalysis and Hospital Based Psychotherapy at the Austen Riggs Center in 2020. Dr. Knauss also completed a post-graduate fellowship in the Infant-Parent Mental Health Certificate Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Dr. Knauss is board certified in Psychoanalysis by the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis where he also serves on the Board. He is a Board Member of the Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic Education (ACPEinc) and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA).