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Edward R. Shapiro, MD

Distinguished Faculty in the Erikson Institute for Education, Research, and Advocacy

Edward R. Shapiro, MD

Distinguished Faculty in the Erikson Institute for Education, Research, and Advocacy

Education

  • MA in anthropology from Stanford University
  • MD from Harvard Medical School
A board-certified psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, family researcher, and organizational consultant, Edward R. Shapiro, MD, is a distinguished faculty member in the Erikson Institute for Education, Research, and Advocacy of the Austen Riggs Center. He is the former Medical Director/CEO of the Center (1991-2011).
An organizational consultant for over thirty-five years, Dr. Shapiro has consulted with hospitals, mental health clinics, law firms, and family businesses. He has published over fifty articles and book chapters on human and organizational development, family functioning, and personality disorders, presenting papers in this country and abroad. He is the author of Finding a Place to Stand: Developing Self-Reflective Institutions, Leaders and Citizens (Phoenix, 2020). His book (with A. W. Carr), Lost in Familiar Places: Creating New Connections between the Individual and Society, was published by Yale University Press (1991) as was his edited book, The Inner World in the Outer World: Psychoanalytic Perspectives (1997).
For a list (and downloadable copies) of Dr. Shapiro's publications, see: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Edward_Shapiro2/contributions

Research/Clinical Interests

  • Institutional and family dynamics
  • Social dynamics of citizen role

Professional Affiliations / Organizational Memberships

  • Founding member of the Psychoanalytic Society and Institute of the Berkshires
  • Advisory board member of Partners Confronting Collective Atrocities
  • Board member of the International Dialogue Initiative
  • Principal of the Boswell Group of New York

Certifications / Appointments

  • Clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine
  • Certification in Psychoanalysis from the American Psychoanalytic Association
  • Training and supervising analyst
  • Fellow of the A.K. Rice Institute and the American College of Psychoanalysis

Awards / Recognitions

  • Felix and Helene Deutsch Scientific Award from the Boston Psychoanalytic Society
  • Research Prize from the Society for Family Therapy and Research
  • Philip Isenberg Teaching Award from McLean Hospital
  • Named 2007 “Outstanding Psychiatrist for Advancement of the Profession” by the Massachusetts Psychiatric Association
  • Named “Top Doctor” by U.S. News & World Report since 2011