The Austen RIggs January Newsletter

January 2018 News & Events

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Dr. Eric Plakun Running for APA Area 1 Trustee

According to Dr. Plakun, “As the field drifts toward a biomedical model, with 15-minute med checks becoming a frequent practice model, I hope to bring a solid biopsychosocial perspective to the Board of Trustees, representing Area 1, born out of my training, practice, and senior leadership roles at Riggs over the past 30 years, as well as my ongoing involvement and leadership in the APA and organized psychiatry.” >>Read more





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Austen Riggs Center Medical Director/CEO Dr. Andrew Gerber:

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TEDxBerkshires Talk and Psych Sessions Podcast
This past summer, Austen Riggs Center Medical Director/CEO Dr. Andrew Gerber was a featured speaker at the 2017 TEDxBerkshires event at Kripalu. Watch the video of his talk, “Mindcraft: The Evolution of Precision Psychiatry,” here. >>Read more
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Leadership and Institutional Integrity
July 21, 2018
This one-day conference is being held in memory of Rev. Dr. A. Wesley Carr, former Dean of Westminster Abbey (1997-2006), former Erikson Scholar, and former member of the Erikson Institute Council of Scholars of the Austen Riggs Center. >>Learn more

DUALITY’S END: Computational Psychiatry and the Neuroscience of Representation
September 29, 2018 to September 30, 2018
This year’s Erikson Institute Fall Conference for clinicians and scholars brings together, for the first time, experts in the psychology and neuroscience of representation with experts in the emerging field of computational psychiatry for a two-day conference at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, a premier destination in Western Massachusetts. >>Learn more

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New at Riggs!

The Austen Riggs Center is piloting a new assessment service, Intensive Dynamic Assessment (IDA), that provides an integrative psychological evaluation to clarify psychological difficulties, address the contexts for presenting problems, and identify appropriate treatment resources. >>Learn more
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