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  • 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.”  

  • Exploring the Impact of Client Suicides on Clinicians

    An exploration of the development of psychoanalysis in North America in the November 1 issues of Psychiatric News

  • Alessandra Lemma, MPhil, DClin Psych, gave the Grand Rounds presentation, "The Black Mirror: Body, Identity, Technology," at the Austen Riggs Center.

    During a visit to the Austen Riggs Center earlier this year, Alessandra Lemma, MPhil, DClin Psych, spoke with us about a number of topics including technology; the relevance today of psychoanalytic approaches to understanding problems with technology, identity, and desire; and she offered some advice to parents about children’s technology use. 

  • The Austen Riggs Center is an open psychiatric treatment setting located in Stockbridge, MA.

    Scientific evidence supports the comprehensive treatment for complex psychiatric problems available at the Austen Riggs Center. 

  • David Mintz, MD presents at the APA meeting

    Later this month, Riggs clinicians will be presenting in San Diego, CA, at the 2017 Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry (AAPDP) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Riggs will also be exhibiting at the APA annual meeting.

  • Heather Churchill, PsyD, Fellow in Psychology

    Heather Churchill, PsyD, Fellow in Psychology, talks about the in-depth training and career experience offered by the Fellowship Program at the Austen Riggs Center.

  • Austen Riggs uses a biopsychosocial approach to treating complex psychiatric disorders.

    Over the last several decades, the mainstream psychiatric understanding and treatment of major depression has increasingly been seen through the lens of neurobiology:  a problem of chemical imbalance, for which the first line treatment is often the correction of the chemical imbalance with antidepressant medications.

  • Psychiatric testing

    Director of Psychological Testing Christina Biedermann, PsyD, talks about the weekly Psych Testing Seminar that is an integral component throughout the four years of the Psychology Fellowship at the Austen Riggs Center.

  • Meaning Matters is an online community, hosted by the Austen Riggs Center, that provides a place for mental health professionals and those in related disciplines to share information and thinking about a variety of topics.

    Meaning Matters is an online community, hosted by the Austen Riggs Center, that provides a place for mental health professionals and those in related disciplines to share information and thinking about a variety of topics. These include: human behavior and how it is impacted by conscious and unconscious processes, personality and motivational factors, relational dynamics, and the meaning of symptoms.

  • Austen Riggs treatment approach is based on four-times weekly psychotherapy.

    The field is learning that psychiatric diagnosis is not as straightforward as in the rest of medicine and surgery, where making the single right diagnosis points toward the likely effective treatment.

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