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.


Yale-Riggs Infant Mental Health Training Series at the Austen Riggs Center.
November 4, 2016 to November 5, 2016
The Yale-Riggs Infant & Family Mental Health Training Program is dedicated to the exploration of development, attachment, trauma, and the interaction of these topics within the parent-child relationship and family system.
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

M. Fakhry Davids, MSc will present “Internal Racism in Clinical Practice” at the Austen Riggs Center on November 4, 2016
November 4, 2016
M. Fakhry Davids presents "Internal Racism in Clinical Practice" during Friday Night Guest Lecture series.
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November 10, 2016
"The Ides of March" viewing followed by discussion led by Dan Knauss, PsyD
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December 8, 2016
"The Manchurian Candidate" viewing followed by discussion led by Andrew Gerber, MD, PhD

External Events

Division 39 president Marilyn Charles, Ph.D., ABPP
October 28, 2016
Marilyn Charles, PhD, ABPP presents "Women and Madness in Context: Social Versus Personal Constructions of Identity and Becoming" at the iSPS-US Annual Meeting.
Jeremt Ridenour, PsyD
October 30, 2016
Jeremy Ridenour, PsyD, and Erin B. Seery, MD present "Psychotherapy with Delusions: A Mentalization-Based Perspective" at Boston University.
Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, is the CEO/Medical Director of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA.
November 5, 2016
Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, participates in roundtable discussion on The Helix Center in New York, New York.


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