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The Riggs Blog is a mix of news about clinical work, research and educational activities from the Austen Riggs Center, as well as a source for information beyond our walls that we find interesting and thought-provoking. Senior clinical experts, researchers, and editors review all clinical content on this blog before it is published.

  • With the holidays approaching, this is a busy time of year for everyone. As 2017 comes to a close, we reflect on our accomplishments over the past year and the generous individuals and organizations who helped to make them possible. These donations have enabled the Austen Riggs Center to continue to deliver excellent clinical care and to maintain the education, research, and outreach efforts of the Erikson Institute.

     
     
  • As we approach the end of 2017, we thought we’d look back over some of our more popular blogs and blog series from this year. Here are five of the most popular blogs from April to June.

     
     
  • Riggs Theatre 37 to Stage Mary Zimmerman’s The Secret in the Wings, December 12-17, 2017

    Riggs Theatre 37 is excited to announce this year’s December production: Mary Zimmerman’s The Secret in the Wings will be performed Tuesday, December 12 through Sunday, December 17, nightly at 7:30 p.m. in the intimate Riggs Theatre 37, located at 37 Main Street in Stockbridge on the second floor.

     
  • Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, is the CEO/Medical Director of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA.

    This past summer, Austen Riggs Center Medical Director/CEO Dr. Andrew Gerber was a featured speaker at the 2017 TEDxBerkshires event at Kripalu. The video of his talk, “Mindcraft: The Evolution of Precision Psychiatry,” is available in this blog.

  • The Austen Riggs Center provides intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy in a voluntary, open, and non-coercive community.

    Donna Elmendorf, PhD, Claudia Gold, MD, and Kate Jewson, BS, have been recognized for their work in the Human Development Strategic Initiative, receiving the prestigious Anna Freud Educational Achievement Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association’s (APsaA) Schools Committee.

     
  • The Austen Riggs Center is focusing some of our research efforts on the issue of suicide.

    This past April, in my blog post entitled “Understanding Self-Destructive Impulses in Daily Life,” I discussed the important impact that daily experiences–in particular, daily interpersonal experiences–can have on self-destructive impulses. For individuals who are contending with chronic mental health concerns and suicidal ideation, feeling at odds with friends and loved ones can increase stress and hopelessness, and prevent relationships with others from serving a protective role during times of crisis.

     
     
  • Learn more about the Fellowship Program at the Austen Riggs Center.

    Austen Riggs Center Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program and Fellowship in Hospital-Based Psychotherapy Now Accepting Applications. 

  • As we take a moment to thank our veterans for their service and sacrifice, we reflect on what we have learned and what they have taught us about their experiences, their struggles, and their resilience.

    As we take a moment to thank our veterans for their service and sacrifice, we reflect on what we have learned and what they have taught us about their experiences, their struggles, and their resilience.

  • The Austen Riggs Center is an open psychiatric treatment setting located in Stockbridge, MA.

    As we approach the end of 2017, we thought we’d look back over some of our more popular blogs and blog series from this year.

  • Erikson Institute

    The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce the upcoming Friday Night Guest Lecture and Saturday Morning Workshop, both given by Deborah Luepnitz, PhD.

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