Erikson Institute

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.


Erikson Institute
July 29, 2017
In the sixth annual Riggs-Yale Conference on Developmental Psychopathology, Family Process, and Social Context, researchers and project leaders from both institutions will describe community-based programs designed to provide care to high-need/low-resource populations. The aim of the conference is to learn about specific approaches to understanding various forms of childhood adversity and to engaging the family system to mitigate risk and promote healthy development.
September 23, 2017
Mental Health Parity, Ethics, and the Law: What clinicians, patients, and advocates should know

Ongoing Educational Events

September 8, 2017
Daphne Merkin presents at a Friday Night Guest Lecture at the Austen Riggs Center.
October 13, 2017
Marc Schuls, PhD presents at a Friday Night Guest Lecture at the Austen Riggs Center.
November 3, 2017
Deborah Luepintz, PhD, presents at a Friday Night Guest Lecture at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA.

External Events

June 29, 2017
Drs. Gerber and Plakun will present the workshop, "Advocating for Recommended Clinical Care When Coverage is Denied."
July 13, 2017 to July 16, 2017
Andrew Gerber, MD, PhD, will present at the Watermill Retreat in Long Island, Ny.


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