Austen Riggs Center  March 2018 News & Events

Austen Riggs Center  March 2018 News & Events

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In Memoriam: Edouard Vaval, Woodworking Instructor, Austen Riggs 1994-2018
In January, the Riggs community lost a beloved member, Edouard Vaval, who served as woodworking instructor in the Activities Program from 1994-2018. Known not only for his talent as a woodworker, but also for his warmth, kindness, and depth of caring, Edouard will be greatly missed by patients and staff alike. >>Read more

Dr. Sarah Fineberg Discusses Computational Psychiatry
Sarah Fineberg, MD, PhD, an instructor in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, discusses her interest in computational psychiatry, measuring social learning in interaction in borderline personality disorder (BPD), and her impressions of Riggs. >>Read more

Dr. Eric Plakun Elected as the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Area 1 Trustee
The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce the election of Associate Medical Director and Director of Biopsychosocial Advocacy Eric Plakun, MD, DLFAPA, FACPsych, to serve as the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Area 1 Trustee. >>Read more

Upcoming Events

Riggs Clinicians at the 2018 Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) Annual Convention
March 15-17, 2018
Several Riggs clinicians will be attending and presenting at this annual convention. >>Learn more

Moral Injury and the Intergenerational Transmission of Suicide
March 17, 2018
Jane G. Tillman, PhD, ABPP, presents at the Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society’s Spring Conference at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. >>Learn more

Leadership and Institutional Integrity
July 21, 2018
This one-day conference, which will examine current leadership pressures in our major institutions of education, arts, government, and healthcare 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 29-30, 2018
The 2018 Erikson Institute fall conference for scientists, researchers, scholars, and clinicians aims to bring 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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Riggs is Hiring!
Chief Nursing Officer
Staff Nurse or Mental Health Worker
Therapeutic Community Staff
To view all of our current job openings, visit our careers page.

Attention post-residency psychiatrists: the Austen Riggs Center is now accepting applications for our Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program and Fellowship in Hospital-Based Psychotherapy.
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