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.
March 31, 2017 to April 1, 2017
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.

Ongoing Educational Events

March 29, 2017
A Community Forum to discover ways we may support one another to create safe, inclusive, and healthy communities.
Erikson Institute
March 31, 2017
David N. Miller, PhD, presents at a Friday Night Guest Lecture at the Austen Riggs Center.
April 8, 2017 to April 9, 2017
This training workshop will provide participants with the theoretical foundations and clinical principles necessary to enable them to use the Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) system in their clinical practice.

External Events

Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD Is the medical director/CEO of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA.
April 4, 2017
Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, Medical Director/CEO of the Austen Riggs Center, will present Grand Rounds at Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center in Orangeburg, NY.
Jane Tillman, PhD, ABPP
April 4, 2017
Jane G. Tillman, PhD, ABPP, will present "The Effect of Patient Suicide on Clinicians and Organizations: Research and Response" at the 16th Annual Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Conference.
April 10, 2017
Eric M. Plakun, MD, will be speaking about mental health parity at the Berkshire County Mental Health Legislative Forum.


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