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Edward R. Shapiro, M.D.

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. An organizational consultant for over thirty-five years, Dr. Shapiro has consulted with hospitals, mental health clinics, law firms, and family businesses, focusing on organizational transition, mergers, organizational structure and the dilemmas of authority, management and delegation. He has coached executives in health care, law, education and business.

Author of Finding a Place to Stand: Developing Self-Reflective Institutions, Leaders, and Citizens (Phoenix, 2019), and co-author (with A. Wesley Carr, Ph.D., Former Dean of Westminster) of Lost in Familiar Places: Creating New Connections between the Individual and Society (Yale, 1991), Dr. Shapiro is also the editor of The Inner World in the Outer World (Yale, 1997). He 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. He is on the Boards of CSGSS (Center for Groups and Social Systems, the Boston Center of the A.K. Rice Institute) and IDI (International Dialogue Initiative), and on the Advisory Board of PCCA (Partners Confronting Collective Atrocities). He is a Principal in the Boswell Group of New York.

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 is named in US News & World Report’s list of “Top Doctors’.

Dr. Shapiro graduated from Yale College, received an M.A. in Anthropology from Stanford University, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and Certification in Psychoanalysis from the American Psychoanalytic Association. A graduate of the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, Dr. Shapiro was a Clinical Associate at the Adult Psychiatry Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health. At McLean Hospital in Boston, he was Founder and Director of the Adolescent and Family Treatment and Study Center and Director of Psychosocial Training and Consultation. Dr. Shapiro is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute.