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.


Erikson Institute
June 3, 2016 to June 4, 2016
A conference for clinicians and researchers presented by the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center, the Yale Child Study Center and the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine.

Ongoing Educational Events

Breakfast at Tiffany's will be shown and discussed as part of the Austen Riggs Film Forum.
May 19, 2016
Discussion co-led by Kim Hunter-Schaedle, PhD, and Barbara Dowling, assistant librarian at the Stockbridge Library
Erikson Institute
May 20, 2016
Friday Night Guest Lecture with Harriet Wolfe, MD

External Events

Marilyn Charles, PhD, ABPP, President of Division 39
May 7, 2016 to May 9, 2016
Marilyn Charles, PhD, to host brief seminars at clinical training programs in Chicago.
Andrew Gerber, MD, PhD, Medical Director/CEO, Austen Riggs Center
May 7, 2016
Andrew Gerber, MD, PhD, will be a discussant for the presentation by Prof. Dr. Dorothea Huber entitled, "Must all have prizes? A comparison of psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavior therapy."
Riggs Theatre 37 King Lear Project
May 10, 2016 to May 15, 2016
Riggs Theatre 37 presents The King Lear Project with daily shows at 7:30 PM from May 10-15, 2016.


The Erikson Institute hosts several 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:

  • Friday 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