Austen Riggs Center logo May 2018 News & Events

Austen Riggs Center logo May 2018 News & Events
Upcoming Events

Riggs Clinicians Presenting at the 2018 American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting
May 7, 2018 – May 9, 2018

Drs. Belnap, Forouhar Graff, Gerber, Habl, Mintz, Plakun, Seery, and Tillman will be presenting on a variety of topics such as the continuing struggle for equitable mental health care coverage in the United States, approaches to treatment-resistant adolescents, practical psychodynamics, and much more. >>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


Computational Psychiatry and the Cognitive Science of Representation
September 28-30, 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 cognitive science of representation with experts in the emerging field of computational psychiatry for a conference at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, a premier destination in Western Massachusetts. >>Learn more

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