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.


Cheryl Puntil, MN, APRN, PMH-CNS, BC, is the chief nursing officer at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA.
October 19, 2019
Register now for the first suicide prevention competencies developed specifically for psychiatric-mental health nurse generalists to your practice!

Ongoing Educational Events

Erikson Institute
October 18, 2019
Friday Night Guest Lecture with Jack Halberstam, PhD
Erikson Institute
November 1, 2019
A Special Event with Recipients of the 2019 Austen Riggs Erikson Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media
Heather Murray, PhD was an Erikson Scholar at the Austen Riggs Center.
November 15, 2019
Friday Night Guest Lecture with Heather Murray, PhD

External Events

David Mintz, MD, is the Director of Psychiatric Education, the Associate Director of Training, and a Team Leader.
October 23, 2019
David Mintz, MD, presents “Examining Ourselves: Creative Disruption and the Revitalization of a Therapeutic Culture” during Session A2 at the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) Northeast Regional Conference .


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