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.


Erikson Institute
July 21, 2018
This one-day conference is being held in memory of the Rev. Dr. A. Wesley Carr, former Dean of Westminster Abbey (1997-2006), former Erikson Scholar, and former member of the Erikson Institute Council of Scholars of the Austen Riggs 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 of the Austen Riggs Center, the Yale Child Study Center, and the Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, this two-day conference is designed for: educators, caregivers, clinicians or therapists, medical providers, and administrators of early childhood programs.

Ongoing Educational Events

Erikson Institute
September 7, 2018
Friday Night Guest Lecture with George Yancy, PhD

External Events

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


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