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 21, 2018
This one-day conference is being held in memory of the Rev. Dr. A. Wesley Carr, former Dean of Westminster Abbey (1997-2006), former Erikson Scholar, and former member of the Erikson Institute Council of Scholars of the Austen Riggs Center.
2018 Erikson Institute Fall Conference
September 29, 2018 to September 30, 2018
DUALITY’S END: Computational Psychiatry and the Neuroscience of Representation brings together, for the first time, experts in the psychology and neuroscience of representation with experts in the emerging field of computational psychiatry for a two-day conference at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, a premier destination in Western Massachusetts.

Ongoing Educational Events

Andres Abreu, MD, is a psychiatry Fellow in psychoanalytic studies at the Austen Riggs Center.
May 17, 2018
Discussion led by Dr. Andres Abreu, MD.

External Events

Jane G. Tillman, PhD
April 25, 2018
Jane Tillman, PhD will be presenting "Suicide Prevention in Schools" for the Housatonic Youth Board at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Falls Village, CT.
Gregory Farr, MLIS, Austen Riggs Center Librarian/Archivist has professional expertise in the areas of archive management, digital preservation and the development of special collection libraries.
April 26, 2018
Austen Riggs Center Librarian/Archivist Greg Farr, MLIS, CA, will present at "Behind Closed Doors: From Private to Public."


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