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.

Ongoing Educational Events

Lisa Nelson will be giving a virtual grand rounds at the Austen Riggs Center.
December 11, 2020
Virtual Grand Rounds with Lisa Nelson, MD
Jonathan Lear, PhD will present a virtual Grand Rounds on January 8, 2021.
January 8, 2021
Virtual Grand Rounds with Jonathan Lear, PhD
Lisa Barksdale-Shaw, JD, PhD is a former Erikson Scholar at Austen Riggs.
March 12, 2021
Virtual  Grand Rounds  with  Lisa Barksdale-Shaw, PhD


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