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

    Former Medical Director/CEO Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, talks about the integrated elements of treatment that make the Austen Riggs Center unique.

  • Eric M. Plakun, MD, DLFAPA, FACPsych, Associate Medical Director and Director of Admissions

    I’m grateful to Psychiatric Times for this opportunity to offer periodic columns about psychodynamic therapy. Not only is psychodynamic therapy a useful evidence-based treatment, but a psychodynamic perspective offers such a valuable set of skills to integrate overall treatment plans that every psychiatrist would benefit from some degree of mastery. I thought I’d begin this series with a lesson I learned about countertransference in my first therapy case. 

  • Megan Czaja, LICSW, clinical social worker at the Austen Riggs Center.

    Austen Riggs Center clinical social worker Meg Czaja, LICSW, talks about her path to becoming a social worker at Riggs and how social work is different here. 

  • Eric M. Plakun, MD, DLFAPA, FACPsych, Associate Medical Director and Director of Admissions

    Associate Medical Director Eric Plakun, MD, explores "shared elements" or "common factors" for the treatment of suicidal patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) in the March 4, 2016 issue of Psychiatric News.

  • Eric Plakun, MD, DLFAPA, FACPsych in admission consultation

    Team leader and psychiatrist at Riggs David Mintz, MD, talks about the elements of treatment that can help individuals struggling with bipolar disorder in Part 3 of this three part series. 

  • David Mintz, MD

    Last year, we ran a series of blog posts on bipolar disorder and treatment by team leader and staff psychiatrist, David Mintz, MD. Back by popular demand, we are sharing the series again.

  • Nancy Kuhl is the Winter 2016 Erikson Scholar at the Austen Riggs Center.

    Recently, the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center welcomed Nancy Kuhl as its latest Erikson Scholar. She will be spending 3-1/2 months at Riggs, working on what she calls “a long essay” exploring the intersection of literary archives and psychoanalytic thought.

  • 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). 

  • The Austen Riggs Center recaps the January 2016 APsaA meeting in New York City.

    January in New York City conjures up images of blustery winds and freezing temperatures, but the weather was relatively mild this year as The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) held its 2016 annual meeting at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan January 12-17. 

  • 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.



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