The Council of Scholars is a body consisting of scholars with established reputations in their fields and a focused interest or expertise in psychoanalysis. Its membership represents an ideal of the Erikson Institute: the integration of psychoanalytic thinking with other disciplines. The Council’s task is advising, consulting to, and assisting the Director of the Erikson Institute or the Medical Director/CEO with specific projects and the overall direction of the Institute.
Kimberlyn Leary, Ph.D. , Chair, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School and Chief Psychologist, Cambridge Health Alliance
Kai Erikson, Ph.D., the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Sociology and American Studies at Yale University
Benjamin R. Barber , Ph.D.,  the Gershon and Carol Kekst Professor of Civil Society and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and a principal of the Democracy Collaborative
Anne Dailey, J.D. , Evangeline Starr Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law; Research Fellow at the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis.
John Demos, Ph.D., Samuel Knight Professor of History, Yale University
Carol Gilligan, Ph.D., University Professor at New York University, and Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge affiliated with the Centre for Gender Studies and with Jesus College
Michael Ann Holly, Ph.D., Director of Research and Academic Program at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Thomas A. Kohut Ph. D.,  the Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Professor of History at Williams College
Kimberlyn Leary, Ph.D., ABPP.,  Chief Psychologist and Director of Psychology and Psychology Training, Cambridge Health Alliance; Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Robert A. Paul. Ph.D., Dean of Emory College, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Charles Howard Chandler Professor of Anthropology and Interdisciplinary Studies
Bernard Reginster, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Philosophy Department, Brown University
Dorothy S. Zinberg, Ph.D., Lecturer in Public Policy, a Faculty Associate in the Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University