Residential Psychotherapeutic Treatment: An Intensive Psychodynamic Approach for Patients With Treatment-Resistant Disorders

Published on 
November 2008
Shapiro, Edward R.
Plakun, Eric M.

The Textbook of Hospital Psychiatry, written by 70 national experts and clinical specialists, covers a wide range of clinical and administrative topics central to today’s practice of hospital psychiatry.  Riggs Medical Director/CEO Edward R. Shapiro, MD, and Eric M. Plakun, MD, director of admissions and professional relations, contributed this chapter, describing the Austen Riggs Center’s focused, residential approach that allows patients with otherwise treatment resistant disorders to find their own voices and authority within a continuum of care that centers around intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy, family treatment, psychopharmacology and a therapeutic community.