Erikson Institute


The Erikson Institute organizes, hosts and participates in a range of conferences, lectures and workshops. For a full listing, view our Calendar of Events. The Erikson Institute also offers continuing education (CE) / continuing medical education (CME) credits online. Presentations from past conferences can be found in the Resource Center.

Major Conferences

October 3, 2015 to October 4, 2015
A Working Conference Focusing on Psychodynamic Training Issues

Ongoing Educational Events

September 11, 2015
Friday Night Guest Lecture with John Woodall, MD
November 6, 2015
Friday Night Guest Lecture with Rachael I. Rosner, PhD
December 11, 2015
Friday Night Guest Lecture with Michael S. Roth, PhD

External Events

July 22, 2015 to July 25, 2015
International Psychoanalytical Association 49th Congress/International Psychoanalytic Studies Organization 23rd Conference The Austen Riggs Center will be exhibiting at the Conference. Featuring the following Riggs staff members: Amy Taylor, PhD and Megan Kolano, PsyD Presentation: The Widening Scope of Psychoanalytic Subjecthood: Reflections on Psychoanalytic Treatment of Patients with Intellectual Disability M. Gerard Fromm, PhD Presentation: A Group Intervention in Northern Ireland Presentation: Consulting to Psychoanalytic Institutes Elizabeth Weinberg, MD Presentation: Unconscious Fantasy and Psychosis in the Survivor of Severe, Early Trauma Panel Participation: Integrative Approach to Suicide Assessment Conference Theme: Changing World - The shape and use of psychoanalytic tools today "Our main objective is to have a Congress where you have an opportunity to work in depth on contemporary issues, to discuss with colleagues the challenges we face in our clinical practice, and to determine which answers fit best with psychoanalytic theory. Congress activities will include Major Panels, Meet the Analyst/Author sessions, Panels, Clinical Exercises, Small Discussion Groups, Individual Papers, Courses and Workshops, Posters, and Films. The Congress takes place alongside the 23rd International Psychoanalytical Studies Organization (IPSO) conference with panels, lectures, and activities organized specifically by IPSO. Further details about the IPSO program will be made available on IPSO’s website: ." Click here for more information about the Conference.

Major Conference

The Erikson Institute is involved in a few annual conferences each year designed to share our learning and expertise and to learn from others including:

  • College Counseling Center Conference
  • Conference on Developmental Psychopathology, Family Process and Social Context (in collaboration with the Yale University School of Medicine)
  • Fall Conference for clinicians and scholars

Ongoing Educational Events

The Erikson Institute organizes a variety of regular and special events, including:

  • Fright Night Guest Lecture Series
  • Film Forum
  • Media Colloquy (Erikson Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media)
  • Saturday Morning Clinical Workshop

External Events

From attending and presenting at conferences to hosting clinical and relationship building events, the Austen Riggs Center is committed to connecting with the larger world of mental health through:

  • Grand Rounds presentations
  • Presentations and attendance at conferences
  • Relationship building events