• The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to have several members of its clinical staff attending and presenting at the 2016 Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) Convention in Chicago, Illinois. 

  • On January 15, 2016 at Gabriel’s Bar & Restaurant in New York City, Dr. Jane G. Tillman, director of the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center, hosted an Erikson Scholar reunion dinner.  The event was attended by nine former Erikson Scholars, along with Riggs Medical Director/CEO Dr. Andrew Gerber and former Director of the Erikson Institute Dr. Jerry Fromm. The evening was a chance for the scholars to get together as a group, not only as members of the Riggs Alumni Community, but also as members of a very special community of Erikson Scholars. 

  • Jennifer Stevens, PhD, ABPP is the Director of Training at the Austen Riggs Center.

    The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce that Riggs clinician and Director of Training Jennifer Stevens, PhD, has become board certified in psychoanalysis by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). 

  • Austen Riggs Online CME/CE courses

    Personality disorders (including borderline personality disorder) are one of the most common diagnoses patients contend with when seeking residential treatment at the Austen Riggs Center. Many of our clinicians present and publish widely on personality disorders, as well as many other topics. In an effort to share learning and generate conversation, Riggs curates a broad selection of resources on our website. 

  • Andrew Gerber, MD, PhD, Medical Director/CEO, Austen Riggs Center

    The Western Massachusetts and Albany Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology (WMAAPP) is holding a continuing education (CE) event titled “Psychoanalysis in the 21st Century: Research Supported Treatments,” featuring Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, medical director/CEO of the Austen Riggs Center.

  • Austen Riggs library

    The Austen Fox Riggs Library is pleased to announce its most recent offering to its patron community and beyond: public online access to its electronic library catalog! As the first dynamic component of the new library page on the Austen Riggs Center website, this online library catalog supports title, author, subject and keyword searches of current library holdings and provides supplementary information concerning item location and checkout availability. 

  • Andrew Gerber, MD, PhD, Medical Director/CEO, Austen Riggs Center

    From January 12 to 16, the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), which is the oldest national psychoanalytic organization, will hold its 2016 National Meeting. This annual gathering brings more than 2000 mental health professionals, educators, researchers and students who are curious about psychoanalysis, together to enjoy psychoanalytic programming, networking and other stimulating content. 

  • Austen Riggs Theatre 37 Presents The Patsy.

    “It’s wild.” says Riggs Theatre Director (and Shakespeare & Company Education Director) Kevin G. Coleman of the upcoming Riggs Theatre 37 production The Patsy, adapted from Georges Feydeau’s Le Dindon, translated by Greg Leaming. 

  • Division 39 president Marilyn Charles, Ph.D., ABPP

    The 2015 Psychodynamic Graduate Training in Psychology: Crises, Challenges and Opportunities II is an opportunity for training directors at graduate programs and internships, staff and students, or as conference director Marilyn Charles, PhD, ABPP, stated, “anyone trying to support psychodynamic work at a graduate level” to come together, identify areas of shared concern, work toward solutions and develop a supportive social network. The conference will be held at the Austen Riggs Center on October 3-4, 2015.

  • Remembering Jayne Brookes, Former Theatre Director at Riggs

    Throughout its history, Riggs has been the beneficiary of many talented individuals, patients and staff, who have shared their gifts with the Riggs community. Today, we take a moment to remember one who left an indelible mark on the activities program and well beyond. 



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