STOCKBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Erikson Institute for Education and Research of the Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce the addition of some new online continuing education courses, available to mental health professionals and students on the Riggs website: www.austenriggs.org/courses.
Director of the Erikson Institute Jane G. Tillman, PhD, remarked, "The rich and compelling content available as part of our online continuing education platform is just one of the many ways Riggs is working to provide high-quality professional education."
The new online courses include:
- Developmental and Family Issues in Severe Personality Disorders: An Overview
Former Riggs Medical Director/CEO Edward R. Shapiro, MD, "offers a developmental and contextual view of severe personality disorders."
- Interdisciplinary Treatment Teams: A Psychodynamic Systems Approach
Riggs clinicians Samar Habl, MD, and Cathleen M. Morey, LICSW, discuss interdisciplinary treatment teams that utilize a psychodynamic systems approach to optimize integration of care for patients with complex psychiatric conditions.
- Psychodynamic Systems
Former Riggs Medical Director/CEO Edward R. Shapiro, MD, gives an introduction to psychodynamic systems theory in a three-lecture course.
It is worth noting that the Austen Riggs Center recently became an Approved Continuing Education (ACE) provider through the Association of Social Work Boards. Director of Social Work Cathleen Morey, LICSW, stated "We are committed to providing high quality continuing education activities to social workers; earning ACE approval and meeting their rigorous standards is further proof of that commitment."
Online continuing education courses are offered to mental health professionals and students "on demand" and without charge. Registration is required and allows registrants to see their courses and transcripts. To explore all of the Austen Riggs Center's online continuing education / continuing medical education courses, visit www.austenriggs.org/courses.
About the Erikson Institute
The Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center promotes education and research in psychodynamic thought and treatment, often in partnership with a range of disciplines, and brings a clinically informed, psychosocial perspective to societal problems. www.austenriggs.org/erikson-institute.
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, four times/weekly, psychodynamic psychotherapy is provided by doctors on staff. www.austenriggs.org.
SOURCE Austen Riggs Center