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Conference Presentations

Here you will find video excerpts and full presentations of Riggs clinicians and invited guests speaking on a wide variety of important mental health topics.

“Trust and Consequences” by Hannah Dreier Selected for 2020 Austen Riggs Erikson Prize.

This virtual event recognized and celebrated the recipient of the 2020 Austen Riggs Erikson Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media: Pulitzer-Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Hannah Dreier.

Dr. Eric Plakun spoke at the Austen Riggs Center Centennial Conference: The Mental Health Crisis in America.

Riggs Medical Director/CEO Eric M. Plakun, MD, speaks at the Austen Riggs Center Centennial Conference about mental health parity, recovery, and more.

Caroline Reynolds, Esq., presented at the Austen Riggs Centennial Conference.

Caroline E. Reynolds, Esq., explains the theory of the case, in which UBH (Optum), the nation’s largest behavioral health claims administrator, was found liable for breaching its fiduciary duties to its insureds by developing and using medical necessity criteria that were pervasively more restrictive than generally accepted standards of care.

Carol Gilligan, PhD, gave a Keynote Presentation at the Austen Riggs Centennial Conference.

Carol Gilligan, PhD, gives a Keynote Presentation and raises issues addressed in the recent book she co-edited, The Crisis of Connection, noting a societal shift in the relationship between the “me” and the “we” in our culture. Dr. Gilligan also links her comments to Erikson, who was one of her mentors.

David Mintz, MD, discusses a way of working with medications that attends to the meaning of medications.

David Mintz, MD, discusses a way of working with medications that attends to the meaning of medications–a scalable clinical approach he describes as “psychodynamic psychopharmacology.” 

Margaret Parish, PhD, discusses aspects of the Riggs biopsychosocial treatment model .

Margaret Parish, PhD, discusses aspects of the Riggs biopsychosocial treatment model as offering potential contributions to the solution of the mental health crisis in America. 

Ted Kennedy, Jr., Esq., presented Improving Access to Care: New Frontiers in Parity and Civil Rights at the Austen Riggs Center Centennial Conference.

Ted Kennedy, Jr., Esq., was a presenter at the Austen Riggs Center's Centennial Conference: The Mental Health Crisis in America.

Peter Fonagy, PhD, gave a keynote presentation at the Austen Riggs Center's Centennial Conference: The Mental Health Crisis in America.

Peter Fonagy, PhD, gave a keynote presentation at the Austen Riggs Center's Centennial Conference: The Mental Health Crisis in America.

Tom Insel, MD, gave a keynote presentation at the Austen Riggs Center's Centennial Conference: The Mental Health Crisis in America.

Tom Insel, MD, gave a keynote address at the Austen Riggs Center's Centennial Conference: The Mental Health Crisis in America.

Saul Levin, MD, presented at the Austen Riggs Center's Centennial Conference: The Mental Health Crisis in America.

Saul Levin, MD, presented at the Austen Riggs Center's Centennial Conference: The Mental Health Crisis in America.

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