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.

If you have a specific grievance or complaint about a speaker, program content, delivery of credits, or accessibility please send your concern to our Continuing Education Coordinator: Ms. Kathleen Young at Kathleen.Young@austenriggs.net or Ms. Kathleen Young, Austen Riggs Center, 25 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA 01262.


Erikson Institute
October 15, 2021 to October 16, 2021
This is s a VIRTUAL event and requires advance registration. 

Ongoing Educational Events

Marilyn Peterson Haus, photo credit Edward Acker
July 29, 2021
Marilyn Peterson Haus’ affective memoir Half of a Whole: My Fight for a Separate Life provides a rich basis for a discussion on memoir, mental health, and family.
Anita Blanchard, PhD, is presenting a virtual Grand Rounds at Austen Riggs.
August 20, 2021
Virtual Grand Rounds with Anita L. Blanchard, PhD  
Donna Orange, PhD, PsyD, presents a virtual Grand Rounds at Austen Riggs.
September 10, 2021
Friday Night Guest Lecture with Donna Orange, PhD, PsyD  


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