The Role of Psychotherapy in Treatment



The goal of treatment at Riggs is to facilitate change in an individual’s capacity to work, play and love.  At the heart of the work is four times weekly psychoanalytic psychotherapy, which helps a person come to terms with painful life experiences and works to free them from psychological impediments to pursuing their goals.   Margaret Parish, PhD, director of patient care at the Austen Riggs Center, discusses the role of psychotherapy in treatment.


Blog posts of interest:

Does the Past Matter?

When Helping Doesn’t Help

Resources of interest:

Psychodynamic Psychopharmacology

The First Six Weeks of Treatment

Residential Treatment