After the Biological Revolution: What’s Next for Mental Health Care?

April 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Virtual Friday Night Guest Lecture with Anne Harrington, PhD 

NOTE: This is s a VIRTUAL event and requires advance registration.

Friday Night Guest Lectures are designed for mental health professionals, offered free of charge, and provide 1.0 continuing education credit (see details below). 

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Times of national crisis and upheaval have always catalyzed profound changes in the priorities of the mental health professions and their understandings of mental health and illness. In our own time—marked as it is by a once-in-a-century public health crisis, economic dislocation, and a long-overdue reckoning with inequities and entrenched racism—we should therefore expect to see the emergence of urgent new kinds of conversations about the priorities of mental health work. What is the emerging story to be told, so far as it can already be discerned? And how is it either drawing on or resisting the legacies of previous conversations and projects? 

Anne Harrington, PhD, is the Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. She is also director of undergraduate studies in the History of Science, faculty dean of an undergraduate residential community called Pforzheimer House, in which capacity she also serves as chair of the Harvard Faculty Dean community. Her most recent book, Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness was published in 2019. 

For questions or additional information, please contact Erikson Institute Education Coordinator and Events Assistant, Kathleen Young at: kathleen.young@austenriggs.net / 413.931.5230.

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  • To describe developments in contemporary psychoanalysis
  • To examine interdisciplinary theories and methods of understanding human and cultural experience
  • To recognize biopsychosocial contributions to complex clinical issues

(Physicians, Psychologists, Social Work, Nursing Contact Hours)

The Austen Riggs Center designates this live interactive webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The Austen Riggs Center is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Austen Riggs Center also designates this live interactive webinar for 1.0 continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology.

This live interactive webinar meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing at 244 CMR 5.00 for 1.0 contact hour(s).

The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content. For additional information about this program, please call the Erikson Institute Education Coordinator, at 413.931.5230.

The Austen Riggs Center, #1344, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider Approval Period: 02/02/2020-2/2/2023. Social workers completing this live interactive webinar will receive 1.0 continuing education credit(s). 

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After the conclusion of the event, you will receive an email with a link to complete the evaluation and claim your credits. 


1.5 hours