Outreach Committee Members
The purpose of the Committee is to address the chronic problems of decreasing analytic practice and decreasing numbers of candidates, particularly of candidates in the young adult range. The Committee will make an inventory of successful projects and will make these ideas available in accessible form to all societies in the IPA. The Committee will encourage the development of strategic planning groups in each component society which will evaluate these projects to determine how they might be adapted to meet local needs as well as generate new ideas. As effective innovative projects are developed by local societies, the Committee will make them, and information about how well they are working, available to all societies.
The Committee will focus on out-reach activities that involve the larger university community as well as the training programs of all major mental health professions. The goal is to interest the brightest, most creative and idealistic individuals in psychoanalysis during their university years. In general, the Committee will seek out ways to improve the image and the knowledge of psychoanalysis in the communities served by our component organizations through education and psychoanalytic projects beneficial to the community. Whereas the Public Information Committee will seek to publish information to these communities about successful psychoanalytic out-reach projects, the local strategic planning groups will design and implement out-reach projects with the help and support of the Committee on Out-reach.
The Committee on Out-Reach shall consist of a Chair two representatives from each region and the Chairs of the Committees attached to the Committee.
Method of working:
The Committee will:
- Help interested component societies to develop strategies that will increase the number of patients seeking psychoanalytic treatment.
- Help component societies to explore more effective new approaches to candidate recruitment and education that are consistent with the highest educational standards of the three training models of the IPA.
- Maintain, classify and publish to each component society an inventory of existing component society out-reach programs and, as far as possible, seek out means for evaluating the success of projects in terms of increases in patients and candidates.
- Encourage component societies to develop out-reach projects, seek to facilitate them by establishing contacts with the nearest society(s) with successful programs of the same kind and when necessary, and upon request, provide consultation visits.
- Establish and maintain relations with other IPA committees, e.g. International Research Board, Congress Scientific Programme Committees, Public Information Committee, CAPSA etc., to further the goals of the Project Group, e.g. the use of outcome studies by component societies, congress panels on out-reach projects, newspaper publication about community projects, working groups, if needed etc.
- Establish and maintain relations with the IPA web site and Newsletter and organize conferences when justified by results and the unavailability of other equally effective communicative alternatives.
- Present panels at regional and IPA meetings focused on the part played by successful programmes and projects in the further development and renewal of individual societies.
- Assume overall responsibility for the work of the following committees which shall become sub-committees of the Outreach Committee:
Sub-committee on Prejudice
Sub-committee on Psychoanalysis and Culture
Sub-committee on Psychoanalysis and the University
Sub-committee on the United Nations Committee
- The Committee shall provide an annual report on its work to the Board of Representatives and such interim reports as may be required by the Board from time to time.
It is the responsibility of the Committee to propose an annual operating budget to cover operating costs to the Budget and Finance Committee that is timely and in sufficient detail including budgets for the sub-committees of the Committee.
Board approved July 2009