Leadership in Crisis

Austen Riggs Center

25 Main St
StockbridgeMassachusetts 01262
October 30, 2020 at 12:45 PM

12:50-1:50 p.m.  

Virtual Grand Rounds with  Kerry J. Sulkowicz, MD 

NOTE: This is s a VIRTUAL event and requires advance registration. 

Grand Rounds are designed for mental health professionals, offered free of charge, and provide 1.0 continuing education credit (see details below).  

Dr. Sulkowicz will be speaking about some of the emotional challenges that leaders face when their organization is in crisis. He will be drawing upon his work advising leaders over the past 25 years, and especially upon his work during the pandemic. He will also draw upon his experience as president-elect of the American Psychoanalytic Association. The talk will be informal, reflecting on the internal and external dimensions of crisis, and their impact on leaders' ability to maintain followership, adapt organizational strategy and tactics, and respond to the practical and emotional needs of the group, all the while trying to stay true to the organization's mission and values. He will also be addressing some of the ways a psychoanalytic perspective can be helpful to leaders during times of crisis, and possible implications for the field. 

Virtual Grand Rounds with Kerry J. Sulkowicz, MD through Austen Riggs.Kerry Sulkowicz, MD, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, is president-elect of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is the founder and managing principal of the Boswell Group, a psychodynamic management consultancy based in New York, and serves as a trusted advisor to leaders, senior teams and boards. Dr. Sulkowicz has published numerous articles on the psychology of business and has written about the neglect of leadership in psychoanalysis. Dr. Sulkowicz is a clinical professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, where he received the Distinguished Teacher Award and received the Edith Sabshin Teaching Award from APsaA. He received an AB from Harvard College and an MD from the University of Texas. Kerry is past board chair of Physicians for Human Rights, which shared in the Nobel Peace Prize. 

For questions or additional information, please contact Erikson Institute Education Coordinator and Events Assistant, Kathleen Young at: kathleen.young@austenriggs.net / 413.931.5230. 


  • Compare the ordinary challenges of leadership with the challenges of leadership during crisis 

  • Identify some of the complex emotional aspects of the leadership role during crisis, including how the leadership role can become compromised. 

  • Propose ways in which a psychoanalytic perspective can be helpful to leaders and organizations in crisis 


(Physicians, Psychologists, Social Work, LMHC, Nursing) 

The Austen Riggs Center designates this live interactive webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

The Austen Riggs Center is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Austen Riggs Center also designates this live interactive webinar for 1.0 continuing education credit(s) (CE) for psychology. 

The Austen Riggs Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content. For additional information about this program, please call the Erikson Institute Education Coordinator, at 413.931.5230. 

The Austen Riggs Center, #1344, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Austen Riggs Center maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider Approval Period: 02/02/2020-2/2/2023. Social workers completing this live interactive webinar will receive 1.0 continuing education credit(s).  

For a listing of jurisdictions that accept ACE, please visit www.aswb.org/ace/ace-jurisdiction-map/

This live interactive webinar program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing at 244 CMR 5.00 for (1) contact hour(s).   

This live interactive webinar meets the requirements of the MaMHCA, authorization # TBD for 1.0 category 1 continuing education credit(s). 

The Austen Riggs Center follows all state and federal laws and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). In accordance with the ADA, the Austen Riggs Center is committed to accessibility. If you need accommodations for your course, please contact info@austenriggs.net.  

For information about our accreditation, please visit: www.austenriggs.org/accreditation-educational-activities

Attendees who wish to receive CE credit should note:   

After the conclusion of the event, you will receive an email with a link to complete the evaluation and claim your credits.

1 hour