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.


Medical students and psychiatric residents in Austen Riggs .
April 23, 2021 to April 24, 2021
This conference, designed for psychiatric residents, is intended to enhance participants’ capacities to work effectively with difficult-to-treat patients through the integration of psychodynamically-informed and patient-centered perspectives into diverse aspects of the patient’s care.

Ongoing Educational Events

Kate Daniels will present a virtual Friday Night Guest Lecture
May 14, 2021
Virtual Friday Night Guest Lecture with Kate Daniels, MFA
Usha Tummala-Narra, PhD will present a Virtual Grand Rounds on May 21.
May 21, 2021
Virtual  Grand Rounds with Usha Tummala-Narra, 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