Community and Our Capacity to Learn and Trust: Peter Fonagy at the Austen Riggs Center Centennial Conference



This video series is taken from our Centennial Conference and features excerpts from many of the presentations – check back often or bookmark the Riggs Blog to see new videos.  

We are pleased to share select remarks from Peter Fonagy’s keynote address, “The Consequences of Losing Epistemic Trust: A Perspective from the UK on Mental Disorders that Persist and Resist Treatment.”  

The Role of Community in Our Capacity to Learn and Trust

View more of Dr. Fonagy’s remarks from his keynote address, including the topics outlined below.  

  • Why Are Treatments Not Improving Over Time? 

  • What is Epistemic Trust and Why Does it Matter? 

  • Does a Single Factor Underpin all Mental Disorders?  

Peter Fonagy, PhD, OBE, FMedSci, FAcSS, FBA, is Head of the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at University College London (UCL) and Chief Executive of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (London).