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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

Erikson Institute
April 5, 2019
Friday Night Guest Lecture with Sheldon Bach, PhD.
Erikson Institute
April 6, 2019
Saturday Morning Clinical Workshop with Sheldon Bach, PhD.

External Events

February 6, 2019 to February 8, 2019
The Austen Riggs Center clinicians will be presenting at the 2019 American Psychoanalytic Annual meeting (APsaA) at the New York Hilton in New York, NY.
Eric M. Plakun, MD is the Associate Medical Director and Director of Biopsychosocial Advocacy at the Austen Riggs Center.
February 16, 2019
Dr. Eric Plakun will present "The Difficult Patient: A Psychiatric Perspective" at the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association 2019 Winter Meeting.
Eric M. Plakun, MD is the Associate Medical Director and Director of Biopsychosocial Advocacy at the Austen Riggs Center.
February 16, 2019
This presentation will describe the role of enactments in the experience of patients as “difficult.” A list of transference-countertransference paradigms will be discussed that contribute to the difficulty of work with abuse survivors, and clinical examples provided. This presentation will also discuss shared elements of psychotherapy across therapy schools of thought in work with suicidal patients.

Conferences

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

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