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.


Stockbridge Main Street
September 21, 2019 to September 22, 2019
Annual Fall Conference Celebrates the Austen Riggs Center's 100th Anniversary (1919-2019)

Ongoing Educational Events

Erikson Institute
April 26, 2019
Friday Night Guest Lecture with Ann Pellegrini, PhD.
Erikson Institute
May 10, 2019
Friday Night Guest Lecture with Stephen Frosh, MPhil, PhD.
Cheryl Puntil, MN, APRN, PMH-CNS, BC, is the chief nursing officer at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA.
May 16, 2019
Free and open to the public.

External Events

Dr. Katie Lewis is a research psychologist at the Austen Riggs Center.
April 24, 2019 to April 27, 2019
Katie Lewis, PhD, will be presenting two papers at the American Association of Suicidology 52nd Annual Conference in Denver, CO.
Dr. Katie Lewis is a research psychologist at the Austen Riggs Center.
May 3, 2019 to May 5, 2019
Dr. Lewis will present on developmental issues affecting the risk of suicide in youth.
Dr. Katie Lewis is a research psychologist at the Austen Riggs Center.
June 7, 2019 to June 9, 2019
Dr. Katie Lewis will present on Factors Affecting Clinician Burnout in Specialized Patient Populations: Working with Chronically Suicidal Patients.


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