Upcoming Events

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.


September 28, 2018 to September 30, 2018
The 2018 Erikson Institute Fall Conference for Scientists, Researchers, Scholars, and Clinicians brings together, for the first time, experts in the psychology and cognitive science of representation with experts in the emerging field of computational psychiatry for a two-day conference at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, a premier destination in Western Massachusetts.
Creating an Emotionally Safe Environment for Young Children
October 12, 2018 to October 13, 2018
Presented by the Erikson Institute's Human Development Strategic Initiative of the Austen Riggs Center and the Yale Child Study Center, this two-day conference is designed for: educators, caregivers, clinicians or therapists, medical providers, and administrators of early childhood programs.
A Community Forum on Mental Health, Law, and Immigration will be held October 12, 2018 at the Austen Riggs Center.
October 12, 2018
This forum will bring together experts in the area of child mental health, family law, and healthcare to begin to identify the challenges faced by many immigrant families both nationally and in our local community.

Ongoing Educational Events

Erikson Institute
November 16, 2018
Friday Night Guest Lecture with Thomas A. Kohut, PhD.
Erikson Institute
April 5, 2019
Friday Night Guest Lecture with Sheldon Bach, PhD.

External Events

Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD
September 27, 2018
Dr. Andrew Gerber will present a course titled: Current Trends in Neuroscience Research: An Evidence-Based Approach as part of the "What's on Your Mind: The Latest in Behavioral and Mental Health" series at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College.
Austen Riggs Center Participates in Berkshire County Out of Darkness Walk.
September 29, 2018
Austen Riggs will again have a team of walkers at the Berkshire County American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Walk
Jane Tillman, PhD, ABPP
October 4, 2018
Dr. Jane Tillman will present a course titled: Suicide Prevention as part of the "What's on Your Mind: The Latest in Behavioral and Mental Health" series at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College.


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