Psychoanalysis & the Government Committee Members


The Committee on Psychoanalysis and Government has been formed to observe, protect, and promote the professional rights and privileges of IPA members in their respective regulatory jurisdictions.

The Committee is asked:

  1. to gather information on the regulatory and political contexts of psychoanalytic practice in each of the jurisdictions in which IPA component societies are based and in which IPA members practice;
  2. to observe and analyze government policies and political conditions which affect the professional practice of psychoanalysts;
  3. to offer assistance to IPA component societies and members to help them develop and implement strategies to promote optimal governmental conditions for the practice of IPA psychoanalysis; and,
  4. to build up a picture of IPA 'best practices' in promoting optimal governmental conditions.

Assistance to Societies shall include providing information on best practices in addressing adverse developments and promoting optimal relationships with government agencies and authorities; assistance in formulating strategies to implement policy and political objectives; assistance in securing legal and other expert opinions; and, extension of the Credential system approved by the IPA Board on 6th March 2004 to new locations.

Approved by the Board January 2011

NameCommittee PositionFrom dateCountrySociety
Dr. Fredric PerlmanChair11/1/2006United StatesInstitute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research110136
Dipl. Psych. Christa LeiendeckerMember8/1/2010GermanyGerman Psychoanalytical Association104697
Dr. Paul W. MosherMember8/1/2009United StatesAmerican Psychoanalytic Association105650
Dr. Álvaro NinMember8/1/2009UruguayUruguayan Psychoanalytical Association105853
Dr. Robert Lindsay PylesMember8/1/2009United StatesAmerican Psychoanalytic Association106484
Dr. Matthew PatrickConsultant8/1/2010United KingdomBritish Psychoanalytical Society (Incorporating the Institute of Psychoanalysis)109357