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  • Austen Riggs Online CME/CE courses

    The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center is excited to announce that it has selected EthosCE as its new CME/CE online learning management system. This robust platform is used by a number of leading organizations (www.ethosce.com/about/clients) and is designed to make your CME/CE experience with us more seamless, easier to use, and easier to manage. We are committed to providing high-quality, ongoing CME/CE opportunities to mental health professionals and EthosCE is the next evolution in that commitment.  

  • Cheryl Fromularo - social work intern at Austen Riggs.

    Education and training for mental health professionals is part of the lifeblood of the Austen Riggs Center and its Erikson Institute. We offer myriad opportunities for mental health professionals of all guilds and in spite of the necessary COVID-19 precautions Riggs needed to take to keep patients and staff safe, this spring we marked an important education milestone: our two social work interns–first-year Master's students at Smith College School for Social Work Frances Parrish and Cheryl Fromularo–successfully completed their field internships in person with us. Field internships are a hallmark of MSW education and while the pandemic necessitated many adjustments to more remote formats, Riggs is proud to have been able to offer a safe in-person internship experience at a time when few were available. 

  • Read the latest news from the Austen Riggs Center.

    Read the spring 2021 issue of the Austen Riggs Center’s newsletter, ARC News, featuring stories on Equitable Access to Mental Health Care, Clinical Scholarship, Erikson Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media, and Virtual Learning and Events . 

  • Catch up on all of the latest news from the Austen Riggs Center.

    Read the winter 2020/21 issue of the Austen Riggs Center’s newsletter, ARC News, featuring stories on Secrets We Dare to Speak, Clinical Scholarship & Local Community Outreach, Austen Riggs Center Virtual Tour, and Virtual Learning and Events . 

  • Education and training opportunities at the Austen Riggs Center.

    At a certain juncture in their training, some medical students and psychiatric residents confront a profound question: What is the best intervention to treat patients suffering with mental health problems—Is it medication? Is it psychotherapy? Is it both?  

  • As the pandemic wears on and claims more lives, reported mental health issues including suicidal thoughts are continuing to rise. How are COVID-19 and the necessary social isolation measures impacting suicide rates? What are the other individual and societal factors at play and how can we understand and combat them? 

    In an effort to address these and other questions, the Erikson Institute for Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center is pleased to present a VIRTUAL conference for clinicians, scholars, and mental health advocates, Suicide: Culture & Community on Friday evening and Saturday, October 16-17, 2020.  

  • Austen Riggs continuing education events are going virtual.

    The Friday Night Guest Lecture Series for 2020-21, presented by the Erikson Institute for Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center, is moving to a virtual (Zoom) space. While we will miss being able to convene these lectures in person, we are excited to be able to offer them to a broader group of mental health professionals than can easily travel to our campus in Stockbridge.  

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

    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.

    “There is an excessive focus on the biomedical at the expense of the biopsychosocial. . . . there are false assumptions that genes equal disease, that patients have single disorders that respond to single evidence-based treatments, that pills are the best treatment that we have.” states Dr. Plakun.

  • Nancy McWilliams, PhD, spoke at the Austen Riggs Center's 2019 Fall Conference: The Mental Health Crisis in America.

    Psychoanalysis “looks holistically and unflinchingly at complex phenomena that contemporary trends are fragmenting” remarks Dr. Nancy McWilliams in these select remarks from her presentation, “Standing for Reality: What Really Matters in Psychotherapy.”  

  • 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.  

    Can a psychodynamic approach work for children with ADHD? Francine Conway, PhD, makes the case in support of that position in these select remarks from her presentation, “The ADHD Compassion Project: Dispelling the Illusion of Children with ADHD as the ‘Bad’ Other.”  

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