“Facing a New Year and a Changing World Together” Community Forum to be Held at Austen Riggs Center



Stockbridge, MA – December 14, 2016 – The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center is pleased to present “Facing a New Year and a Changing World Together” – a Community Forum, free and open to the public – on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Austen Riggs Center.

This is an opportunity to gather as a community to understand how the changing political and social context affects individuals, groups, and organizations in our local area. Finding a way to build partnerships and work together for the common good may be one way to move forward together. We invite community leaders and citizens to come have a conversation together.

Facilitators for this event will include:

  • Jane G. Tillman, PhD – Director of the Erikson Institute

  • Donna Elmendorf, PhD – Director of the Therapeutic Community Program

  • Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD – Medical Director/CEO

Those interested in attending should RSVP by Thursday, January 5, 2017 to Erikson Institute Program and Community Outreach Manager Lee Watroba at: [413] 931.5284 / Lee.Watroba@austenriggs.net.

For additional details, visit: www.austenriggs.org/events.

About the Austen Riggs Center

Austen Riggs Center, a leading psychiatric hospital and residential treatment program, has been serving adults since 1919. Within a completely open setting, patients are provided immersion in an intensive treatment milieu that emphasizes respectful engagement. Individual psychodynamic psychotherapy is provided four times a week by doctors on staff.

The Austen Riggs Center is located in Stockbridge, MA. For more information about its services, please call [413] 298.5511 or [800] 517.4447 or visit www.austenriggs.org.

About the Erikson Institute

The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center promotes education and research in psychodynamic thought and treatment, often in partnership with a range of disciplines, and brings a clinically-informed, psychosocial perspective to societal problems. www.austenriggs.org/erikson-institute.