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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.

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

    The Austen Riggs Center (Riggs) will convene a conference of national and international experts in the fields of mental health care, treatment, research, advocacy, and the law to explore The Mental Health Crisis in America: Recognizing Problems, Working Toward Solutions, it was announced today by Eric M. Plakun, MD, Medical Director and CEO of the Austen Riggs Center. The two-day conference, scheduled for September 21-22, 2019, will take place in Stockbridge, MA.

  • Medication

    In this guest blog, mental health practitioner Alison Mitchell explores the opioid abuse problem, particularly related to its impact on relationships and rural communities. 

    The United States has an opioid abuse problem. Though the issue is widely recognized, addressing it remains challenging, particularly in rural areas. The often-confusing array of behaviors and decisions individuals may make when influenced by drugs can be overwhelming, indeed even alarming. One way to make sense of it all is to think of the drug as playing the role of a substitute for human relationships.

  • During a visit to the Austen Riggs Center, Dr. Aron Janssen spoke with us about his gender identity work, current research, and advice for parents on topic of gender and sexuality.

    During a visit to the Austen Riggs Center, Dr. Aron Janssen spoke with us about his gender identity work, current research, and advice for parents on topics of gender and sexuality. 

  • Read the winter 2018-19 issue of the Austen Riggs Center’s newsletter, ARC News, featuring stories on creativity and human development.

    Read the winter 2018-19 issue of the Austen Riggs Center’s newsletter, ARC News, featuring stories on creativity and human development. 

  • As we approach the end of 2018, 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 July through December of this year.

  • As we approach the end of 2018, we thought we’d look back over some of our more popular blogs and blog series from this year. 

    Below are five of the most popular blogs from January to June of this year: 

  • During a visit to the Austen Riggs Center, Dr. Doug Gentile spoke with us about video game addiction and media violence among other topics.

    During a visit to the Austen Riggs Center earlier this year, Doug Gentile, PhD, spoke with us about a number of topics ranging from video game addiction, monitoring children’s media use, and the effects of media violence. 

  • Erikson Institute

    The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce an upcoming Film Forum screening on Thursday, December 13 at 7:15 p.m. The theme for the fall series, which features one film per month in October, November, and December, is “Neurotic Relationships.” 

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

    Austen Riggs Center staff member Barbara Keegan writes about why she donates to Riggs in support of suicide research. 

  • Katie Lewis, PhD, is a research psychologist at the Austen Riggs Center.

    Katie Lewis, PhD, research psychologist at the Austen Riggs Center, has received the competitive Young Investigator Innovation Grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) for her study: “Impact of Interpersonal Experiences on Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors.” Dr. Lewis’ study was one of fewer than ten chosen out of 175 applications. 

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