• Austen Riggs provides intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy in a open community.

    The Austen Riggs Center announces a call for entries for its 2021 Austen Riggs Erikson Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media. 

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    Several Riggs clinical staff members will be participating and presenting at the virtual 2021 National Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) on a variety of topics including technology, identity, and relationships; treatment resistance; medical student education; and more. For additional information about the meeting, please visit: www.apsameeting.org.  

  • Read all of the latest news from the Austen Riggs Center.

    Read and download the latest issues of the ARC News from this year. If you do not already receive the ARC News and would like to, please fill out our general contact form and let us know.  

  • Austen Riggs provides intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy.

    The killing of George Floyd by members of the Minneapolis Police Department is the latest in a long history of attacks on African Americans. It is an American tragedy that racism, hate, and violence toward people of color are so deeply embedded in our culture and in our country’s history. This must stop. And the systems and institutions that allow for these acts of violence to continue must be dismantled or fundamentally changed. This is no small task, but we each have a role to play.

  • Dorothy Zinberg

    As a Harvard teaching fellow in the 1960s, Dorothy Zinberg approached the famed psychoanalyst Erik Erikson after one of his renowned lectures on human development and challenged the fact that his perspective didn’t include women. His response: “So you do it.” 

  • Associate medical director and director of admissions at Austen Riggs.

    The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Samar Habl, MD, to the role of Associate Medical Director. During her nearly 15 years at Riggs, Dr. Habl has been a staff psychiatrist, a Team Leader, and, for the last four years, Director of Admissions.  

  • Austen Riggs Center mourns the passing of former Board of Trustees member and ph

    On April 21, 2020, the Austen Riggs Center lost a leader, donor, a dear friend, and neighbor. Former Trustee Aso O. Tavitian died last Tuesday, after a battle with cancer, with his devoted wife, Isabella Meisinger, at his side.   

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    From February 11-16, the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), which is the oldest national psychoanalytic organization, will hold its 2020 National Meeting in New York City. 

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

    CALL FOR ENTRIES: Submissions now being accepted for $3,000 Austen Riggs Erikson Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media 

  • Erikson Scholars at Austen Riggs engage in interdisciplinary work that spans a broad range of psychiatric, social, cultural and theoretical issues.

    The Erikson Institute for Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA invites applications for the fall 2020 Erikson Scholar-in-Residence. The Erikson Institute bridges the clinical work of the Austen Riggs Center, which treats patients with complex psychiatric disorders, and the wider academic and professional communities. Erikson Scholars engage in interdisciplinary work that spans a broad range of psychiatric, social, cultural and theoretical issues.



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