Erikson Institute


The Austen Riggs Center is now excepting applications for the Fellowship Program.

We offer an Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program and Fellowship in Hospital-Based Psychotherapy for both psychiatrists and psychologists. Psychiatrists are also eligible to apply for a two year Fellowship. Our psychoanalytic training program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Psychoanalytic Education (ACPEinc). This program is part of the Austen Riggs Center’s Erikson Institute for Education and Research. Our training takes a systems perspective, emphasizing cultural and familial contexts, as well as individual development across the lifespan.

Austen Riggs Center Fellowship Brochure.THE FELLOWSHIP INCLUDES TRAINING IN

  • adult psychoanalysis;
  • psychoanalytic psychotherapy; and
  • a hospital-based systems approach.


  • support for two years of personal analysis;
  • didactic seminars by a distinguished faculty from Riggs, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, and other prestigious institutions;
  • clinical supervision; and
  • opportunities to engage in clinical research related to complex mental illness.


Our robust, in-depth program prepares Fellows to

  • work effectively with patients with complex psychiatric difficulties;
  • understand a psychodynamic systems perspective in a therapeutic community program;
  • teach and supervise others; and
  • contribute to the body of knowledge about disturbed development and its treatment.


  • individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy four times a week;
  • work with families;
  • psychological testing (for psychologists);
  • psychodynamic psychopharmacology (for psychiatrists); and
  • work within a therapeutic community program, where learning is focused on the application of psychoanalytic understanding to group phenomena, and on the development of leadership and consulting skills.

Find out what leaders in the field are saying about the Austen Riggs Center Fellowship Program.

Applications accepted year-round for psychiatrists and due by December 15 for psychologists.

Prerequisites for psychiatry applicants include completion of a psychiatric residency. Psychology applicants must have a doctoral degree in psychology from an APA-accredited program and a year of clinical internship at an APA-accredited or APPIC-listed site. The Austen Riggs Center provides an excellent and competitive salary and benefits package, including support for two years of personal psychoanalysis. View and download an application here

Dr. Megan Kolano describes the Fellowship experience at Austen Riggs in the video below.


Apply for the Austen Riggs Center Fellowship Program.

For additional information, contact Director of Human Resources Bertha Connelley, PHR, at [413] 931.5206.

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