Psychoanalysis and the Mental Health Field Committee Members

MANDATE


  1. to analyze the current situation (eg, is it the same mechanisms globally or are there regional differences? and for example, how much is it a result of pharmaceutical companies strategy and how much has to do with the "economy thinking" in society today where focus is on treating the patient in order to make him "functional" again?);
  2. to hold a face-to-face meeting before the end of 2013, and to send an initial progress report to the January 2014 Board meeting;
  3. to devise a strategy for the IPA to give psychoanalysis a voice within psychiatry, as well as to promote the use of psychoanalytic knowledge within the medical sciences at large; and to present this to the July 2014 Board meeting, with a view to a detailed work programme commencing in January 2015 (or earlier if possible);

Over the next 18 month to undertake this work in partnership with the Research Committee, the University Committee and any other relevant IPA committees, and to take full advantage of the IPA's website. Where possible, meetings should take advantage of Skype, GoToMeeting or other free-to-use systems, including the community functionality on the IPA website. The committee should plan to present their work during the IPA's 2015 Boston Congress.


An initial budget of US$20,000 is allocated for the remainder of 2013.


Membership


The committee shall consist of a Chair and up to nine other Members (from each region: two co-Chairs (one a psychiatrist and one not), plus one additional member), plus additionally any consultants who they consider necessary to help inform and develop their work. The President and Vice President shall be ex officio members.



Approved by the Board August 2013.

Change to "Membership" section approved by the Board January 2014.

NameCommittee PositionFrom dateCountrySociety
Dr. Cláudio Laks EizirikChair8/2/2013BrazilPorto Alegre Psychoanalytical Society102221
Dr. Giovanni ForestiCo-Chair8/2/2013ItalyItalian Psychoanalytical Society140135
Dr. Kimberlyn LearyCo-Chair12/30/2013United StatesAmerican Psychoanalytic Association141742
Dr. Robert MichelsCo-Chair8/2/2013United StatesAmerican Psychoanalytic Association105455
Sra. Susana MuszkatCo-Chair1/28/2014BrazilBrazilian Psychoanalytic Society of São Paulo143018
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Humberto Lorenzo PersanoCo-Chair8/2/2013ArgentinaArgentine Psychoanalytic Association140806
Mr. Philip StokoeCo-Chair4/28/2014United KingdomBritish Psychoanalytical Society107927
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Do-Un JeongMember8/2/2013Korea, Republic ofAmerican Psychoanalytic Association103938
Jorge KantorMember1/28/2014PeruPeru Psychoanalytic Society109060
Prof. Dr. Martin TeisingMember1/28/2014GermanyGerman Psychoanalytical Association108083