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

    Scientists learn a great deal that is of potential value to others but often find it difficult to communicate such knowledge to those who might benefit from it. Although psychoanalysts recognize the internal, unconscious forces at work in both individuals and groups that motivate actions we would not consciously choose, we have not been very effective in offering that information in accessible language.

  • Austen Riggs Center

    As 2015 comes to a close and we begin looking toward 2016, we wanted to take a moment to look back over the year and remember some of the Riggs Blogs that generated discussions, highlighted milestones and in other ways encapsulated some of the many important moments and topics for us during the year.

  • Therapeutic Relationship

    A recent article in the New York Times reports on a study published in the journal PLOS One which, according to the newspaper, concludes that “Medical literature has overstated the benefits of talk therapy for depression, in part because studies with poor results have rarely made it into journals.” 

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

    As their website states, “The Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society (APCS) is an international organization whose members are devoted to analyzing aesthetic, social, cultural, and political situations through various psychoanalytic lenses.” Below, APCS co-chair and Austen Riggs Center staff psychologist Marilyn Charles, PhD, ABPP, offers her reflection on the recent APCS annual conference.

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

    Austen Riggs Center Medical Director/CEO Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, will be a panelist at the event Shrinks: Clashing Views From Psychiatry Today being held on November 5, 2015 at 8:00pm at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology in New York City. 

  • Riggs Fellow in Advanced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Studies Heather Churchill, PsyD

    Colorado College alumna and current Riggs Fellow in Advanced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Studies Heather Churchill, PsyD, has been invited by her alma mater to speak about psychoanalysis and the work done at Riggs

  • The Austen Riggs Center has a unique approach to psychological testing.

    Director of Psychological Testing Christina Biedermann, PsyD, talks about elements of psychological testing at the Austen Riggs Center that are unique to Riggs, including a team approach, a testing battery that was put together by some of the best thinkers in psychodiagnostic testing and the way in which the testing data is analyzed and presented.

  • The Austen Riggs Center uses a treatment team approach in their work with patients struggling with complex mental disorders

    Schizophrenia and psychosis are getting considerable attention in the media. Riggs clinician Jane G. Tillman, PhD, discusses psychosis, early warning signs and working with individuals struggling with psychosis in a series of blog posts. 

  • Director of Psychological Testing Christina Biedermann, PsyD, explains why psychological testing may be repeated after patients are admitted to the Austen Riggs Center.

  • The Austen Riggs Center is seeking a Director of Patient Services to direct the Center's nursing services.

    The Austen Riggs Center offers a full-time four year Fellowship for both psychologists and psychiatrists that is fully accredited as a psychoanalytic training program by the Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic Education (ACPEinc). 



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