Friday Night Guest Lecture & Saturday Morning Workshop This Week at the Austen Riggs Center



Stockbridge, MA – October 31, 2017 – The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce the upcoming Friday Night Guest Lecture and Saturday Morning Workshop, both given by Deborah Luepnitz, PhD:

  • Friday Night Guest Lecture: "Psychotherapy with Homeless Adults," Friday, November 3, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., free and open to mental health professionals.
  • Saturday Morning Workshop: "Psychoanalytic Therapy with Couples: Moving Between the Upper and Lower Worlds," Saturday, November 4, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., open to licensed mental health professionals, and requires advance registration and payment of a non-refundable fee of $25.00. 

Deborah Luepnitz, PhD, is a clinical associate in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is the author of three books, including: The Family Interpreted: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Family Therapy (Basic Books, 1992), and Schopenhauer’s Porcupines: Intimacy and Its Dilemmas (Basic Books, 2003). She is also a contributing author to the Cambridge Companion to Lacan (Cambridge University Press, 2003). In 2005, Dr. Luepnitz launched Insight for All (IFA), which connects psychoanalysts willing to work pro bono with homeless adults and children. She maintains a private practice in Philadelphia. 

The Friday Night Guest Lecture (no registration fee) and Saturday Morning Workshop ($25.00 registration fee) are designed for mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers, and are held in the large conference room of the Medical Office Building at the Austen Riggs Center, located at 25 Main Street in Stockbridge, MA. Continuing education credits will be offered.

For a complete listing of upcoming events at the Austen Riggs Center, visit: www.austenriggs.org/conferences

About the Austen Riggs Center

Austen Riggs Center, a leading psychiatric hospital and residential treatment program, has been serving adults since 1919. Within a completely open setting, patients are provided immersion in an intensive treatment milieu that emphasizes respectful engagement. Individual psychodynamic psychotherapy is provided four times a week by doctors on staff. The Erikson Institute for Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center studies individuals in their social contexts through research, training, education, and outreach programs in the local community and beyond.

The Austen Riggs Center is located in Stockbridge, MA. For more information about its services, please call 413.298.5511 or 800.517.4447 or visit www.austenriggs.org.