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.


May 1, 2020 to May 2, 2020
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.
Erikson Institute
October 16, 2020 to October 17, 2020
The Austen Riggs Center’s Erikson Institute for Education and Research presents its annual fall conference. Topics to be addressed include: suicide and social isolation, suicide and adolescent social networks, and where do we go from here?

Ongoing Educational Events

Amy Taylor, PhD, Fellow in Psychology
March 12, 2020
Free and open to the public, No reserved seating, Refreshments will be served
Erikson Institute
April 3, 2020
Friday Night Guest Lecture with Mitchell Wilson, MD

External Events

Hannah Wallerstein, PhD, is a Fellow in psychology at the Austen Riggs Center.
March 4, 2020
"Where it was, there I must come to be": A psychoanalytic frame for thinking about gender today


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