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.


Austen Riggs Center Medical Office Building
October 15, 2016
Austen Riggs hosts its annual Fall Conference - Suicide: Theory, Research, and Clinical Perspectives
The Erikson Institute for Education and Research will host the 2016 Psychodynamic Graduate Training in Psychology: Competence vs. Competencies conference at the Austen Riggs Center November 19-20.
November 19, 2016 to November 20, 2016
A working conference focusing on psychodynamic training issues with Marilyn Charles, PhD, ABPP, Conference Director.

Ongoing Educational Events

Erikson Institute
September 16, 2016
Friday Night Guest Lecture with The Boston Change Process Study Group
Erikson Institute
September 17, 2016
Saturday Morning Clinical Workshop - The Boston Change Process Study Group
Erikson Institute
November 4, 2016
M. Fakhry Davids presents "Internal Racism in Clinical Practice" during Friday Night Guest Lecture series.

External Events

Austen Riggs Center Participates in Berkshire County Out of Darkness Walk.
September 10, 2016
Austen Riggs will again have a team of walkers at the Berkshire County American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Walk
Sandra Delgado, PsyD, Fellow in Psychology
September 15, 2016
Sandra Delgado, PsyD, to present "Infant Observation in a Complex Contemporary Family" at the "Body" Conference in Cartagena, Colombia.
Andrew Gerber, MD, PhD, Medical Director/CEO, Austen Riggs Center
September 21, 2016
Andrew Gerber, MD, PhD, will present at Columbia University Medical Center.


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