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Edward Robert Shapiro

Edward Robert Shapiro, American Psychiatrist, educator, psychoanalyst. Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology. Recipient Isenberg Teaching award McLean Hospital, 1980, Research prize Society for Family Therapy and Research, 1984, Felix and Helen Deutsch Science prize Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, 1980.


Shapiro, Edward Robert was born on September 13, 1941 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Jacob and Ruth (Yankelovich) Shapiro.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Yale University, 1962;Master of Arts in Anthropology, Stanford University, 1966;Doctor of Medicine, Harvard University, 1968.


Intern in medicine Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, 1968-1969. Resident in psychiatry Massachusetts Mental Health Center, 1969-1972, chief resident in psychiatry, 1971-1972. Clinical associate National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1972-1974.

Director Adolescent and Family Treatment and Study Center McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, 1974-1989, director Psychosocial Training and Consultation, 1989-1991. Board directors Center for Study of Groups and Social Systems, Boston, 1983-1990, A.K. Rice Institute, Washington, 1983-1990, director National Group Relations Conference, 1989-1991. Faculty member Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, since 1978.

Associate clinical professor psychiatry Harvard Medical School, Boston, since 1982. Medical director, Chief Executive Officer The Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, since 1991. Training and supervisor analyst Psychoanalytical Institute of the Berkshires, since 2003.

Clinical professor psychiatry Yale University School Medicine, since 2009. Director The Erik H. Erikson Institute for Education and Research, 1994-2000.


Member Yale Russian Chorus. With United States Public Health Service, 1972-1974. Fellow American Psychiatric Association, American College Psychoanalysis, A.K. Rice Institute.

Member American Psychoanalytic Association, American Family Therapy Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: music.


Married Donna Elmendorf. 1 child, Joshua Jackson. 1 child from previous marriage, Jacob Matthew.

1 stepchild, Zachary Andrew Robbins.