Upcoming Events

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.

Ongoing Educational Events

Fall Film Forum
December 14, 2017
Discussion led by Megan Kolano, PsyD.
February 2, 2018
James Gilligan, presents a Friday Night Guest Lecture at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA.
March 23, 2018
Griffin Hansbury, MA, LCSW-R, presents a Friday Night Guest Lecture at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA. http://www.austenriggs.org/accreditation-educational-activities

External Events

Claudia Gold, MD
November 18, 2017
Claudia Gold, MD, will present at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA.
Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, Medical Director/CEO
December 5, 2017
Dr. Andrew J. Geber, medical director/CEO, will present in Springfield, MA.
Eric M. Plakun, MD is the Associate Medical Director and Director of Biopsychosocial Advocacy at the Austen Riggs Center.
December 9, 2017
Dr. Eric Plakun will present at the MA Psychiatric Society's Annual Conference.


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