Edward R Shapiro, MD

Clinical Professor in the Child Study Center


Dr. Shapiro is the Former Medical Director/CEO of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA. A board certified psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, family researcher, and organizational consultant, he is also Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. A Founding Member of the Psychoanalytic Society and Institute of the Berkshires, Dr. Shapiro is a Training and Supervising Analyst. An organizational consultant for over twenty-five years, Dr. Shapiro has consulted with hospitals, mental health clinics, law firms, and family businesses. Dr. Shapiro has published over fifty articles and book chapters on human development, organizational and family functioning, and personality disorders, presenting papers in the country and abroad. A Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, he is also a Fellow of the A.K. Rice Institute and the American College of Psychoanalysis. Dr. Shapiro has received the Felix and Helene Deutsch Scientific Award from the Boston Psychoanalytic Society, the Research Prize from the Society for Family Therapy and Research, and the Philip Isenberg Teaching Award from McLean Hospital. In 2007, he was named Outstanding Psychiatrist for Advancement of the Profession by the Massachusetts Psychiatric Association and in 2011 was named in US News & World Report's list of "Top Doctors".

Education & Training

MD Harvard Medical School (1968)
MA Stanford University, Anthropology (1966)
AB Yale University, Russian Language and Literature (1962)

Honors & Recognition

  • 1962 A.B., magna cum laude with High Honors in Russian Language and Literature, Yale 1980 Felix and Helene Deutsch Scientific Prize, Boston Psychoanalytic Society 1981 Fellow, American Psychiatric Association 1984 Research Prize, Society for Family Therapy and Research 1985 Isenberg Teaching Award, McLean Hospital 1992 Fellow, American College of Psychoanalysis 1993 Fellow, A.K. Rice Institute 2003 Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association 2004 Advisory Board, The Mind of America, NAMI 2007 Outstanding Psychiatrist for Advancement of the Profession, Massachusetts Psychiatric Society 2011 “Top Doctor”, US News & World Report

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Contact Info

Edward R Shapiro, MD
Mailing Address
Austen Riggs CenterPO Box 962
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Curriculum Vitae