Board of Representatives Members

Taken from the IPA's Procedural Code document 'Role of the Board of Representatives and link Responsibilities.

This document outlines the role of Board members and the link responsibilities of Representatives in relation to IPA Constituent Organisations.

IPA Rules

The formal role of the Board is defined in the IPA Rules as follows:

Rule 7, Section A(2) reads: "Operating Rules. The Board adopts and modifies IPA Criteria and establishes rules, procedures and policies for its, and the IPA?s, operations, all of which must be consistent with these Rules, and any Binding Resolutions adopted by IPA Members."

Part of Rule 7, Section A(8) reads: "Responsibilities of Representatives. Subject to Board-adopted procedures, which shall appear in the Procedural Code, each Representative shall perform duties assigned or delegated by the President or the Board, including reporting to IPA Members and Constituent Organizations in the Representative?s Geographical Area."

Part of Rule 7, Section B(2) reads: "The Board, at its next meeting, shall review Executive Committee minutes and may modify, reject or ratify any Executive Committee action."

General responsibilities

In accordance with Rule 7, Section A(8), the Board has adopted the following general responsibilities for its members:

a) to promote the IPA's mission to assure the continued vigour and development of psychoanalysis in all appropriate ways by formulating and reviewing the mission, policies and strategic objectives of the IPA.

b) to uphold the IPA Rules, Procedural Code and policies of the IPA;

c) to attend Board meetings and the Business Meetings and actively engage on IPA issues between Board meetings by monitoring emails, responding to requests and information from the Executive Committee, and by keeping the Executive Committee informed on any issues which seem appropriate;

d) to act as an ambassador for the IPA in any appropriate psychoanalytic or other occasions (whether related to IPA Constituent Organisations or otherwise), to explain IPA policy and receive views on it;

e) to carry out link responsibilities with Constituent Organisations and Members as defined below.

Link responsibilities

The list of allocated link responsiblities for each current Board member can be found in the Procedural Code document: 'Role of Board Members and Link Responsibilities'.

The Board has adopted the following general responsibilities in relation to links with IPA Constituent Organisations.

a) to form channels of communication principally with the executives, but also through Members where possible, of Constituent Organisations in order to transmit information about the IPA and receive views from them on IPA related issues;

b) to explain IPA policy, to encourage debate on it, such as issues to do with education, and to act as a conduit for ensuring the Board receives comments on these issues, so that the formulation of IPA policy is strongly influenced by the views of its Constituent Organisations;

c) to brief Constituent Organisations prior to Board meetings and receive views, and to inform them of the outcome of Board meetings;

d) to encourage Constituent Organisations to participate in IPA activities and projects, such as the DPPT and CAPSA programmes, and provide information and advice on such matters.

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Dr. Stefano BologniniChair8/1/2013ItalyItalian Psychoanalytical Society100918
Mrs. Alexandra BillinghurstVice President8/1/2013SwedenSwedish Psychoanalytical Association143259
Dr. Andrew BrookTreasurer7/23/2015CanadaCanadian Psychoanalytic Society101111
Dra. Virginia R. UngarPresident-Elect7/23/2015ArgentinaBuenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association108297
Dr. Sergio Eduardo NickVice President-Elect7/23/2015BrazilBrazilian Psychoanalytic Society of Rio de Janeiro105833
Dr.ssa. Giovanna AmbrosioMember8/1/2013ItalyItalian Psychoanalytical Association100191
Dra. Ruth Axelrod PraesMember8/1/2013MexicoMexican Psychoanalytic Association139679
Dr. Carlos Ernesto BarredoMember8/1/2013ArgentinaBuenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association100494
Dr. Giovanni Battista ForestiMember7/23/2015ItalyItalian Psychoanalytical Society140135
Sr. Jorge BruceMember8/1/2013PeruPeru Psychoanalytic Society150403
Dr. Nicolas de CoulonMember8/1/2013SwitzerlandSwiss Society of Psychoanalysis109812
Mira Erlich-GinorMember7/23/2015IsraelIsrael Psychoanalytic Society102290
Dr. Abel Mario FainsteinMember7/23/2015ArgentinaArgentine Psychoanalytic Association102356
Dr. Martin GauthierMember7/23/2015CanadaCanadian Psychoanalytic Society102880
Dr. William C. GloverMember7/23/2015United StatesAmerican Psychoanalytic Association140542
Dr. Beth I. KalishMember7/23/2015United StatesLos Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies104047
Dr. Lewis Allen KirshnerMember7/23/2015United StatesAmerican Psychoanalytic Association104238
Dr. Sérgio LewkowiczMember7/23/2015BrazilPorto Alegre Psychoanalytical Society104817
Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter J. LoewenbergMember7/23/2015United StatesAmerican Psychoanalytic Association104927
Lic. Psych. Luis Jorge Martin CabreMember7/23/2015SpainMadrid Psychoanalytical Association105243