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 - Treating the Suicidal Patient: From Research to Practice

Ongoing Educational Events

Erikson Institute Media Prize winners
August 20, 2016
Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media Colloquy featuring Benedict Carey, Neal Shusterman and Steve Silberman.

External Events

Division 39 president Marilyn Charles, Ph.D., ABPP
August 5, 2016 to August 8, 2016
Marilyn Charles, PhD, will chair, moderate and participate as a discussant in three symposia during the American Psychological Association 2016 Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado.
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


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