Dr. Edward R. Shapiro is the former Medical Director/CEO of the Austen Riggs Center. A board certified psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, family researcher, and organizational consultant, he is also Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. A Founding Member of the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute, 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. Co-author (with A. Wesley Carr, Ph.D., Dean of Westminster Abbey) 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). 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 theAmerican Psychiatric Association, he is also a Fellow of theA.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. He is a Member of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry.
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, where he is currently on the Faculty, 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.