Communication Task Force Members


The Administration wishes to explore how to present psychoanalysis more effectively to the outside world as well as enhancing communication between Members (to achieve a collective participation that produces not only information but also a sense of community belonging). It wishes to work with those members of the current committees who have useful experience to develop a new approach to communication, which it would then wish to present to the January Board for discussion; to achieve this, it is proposed to establish a temporary Communication Task Force. While that task force goes about its work, it is proposed that a Web Task Force be established in parallel to maintain the development of the current website, and that the editorial functions of the current eNewsletter and eBulletin, etc, are temporarily vested in ExCom.


  1. The Communication Task Force shall work with members of the former Public Information, Outreach, Web Editorial and other related communication committees, and with current or past committees with an interest in communication, to review the IPA's approach to communication and to develop a new model which better meets the IPA's needs.
  2. The Communication Task Force shall present a report to the January 2014 Board meeting setting out a proposed work programme and committee structure.

The Task Force shall meet as frequently as seems necessary. Meetings shall not generally be face-to-face, but will be by free GoToMeeting or Skype or similar, only using conference calls where absolutely necessary; a budget of $30,000 shall be available for the remainder of 2013 in case there is a need for a face-to-face meeting or conference of some sort, and to cover any other unavoidable expenses.


The Task Force shall consist of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, and at least one Member from each region, along with such other members and consultants as seem necessary to enable it to carry out its work.

NameCommittee PositionFrom dateCountrySociety
Dr. Stefano BologniniChair8/1/2013ItalyItalian Psychoanalytical Society100918
Mrs. Alexandra BillinghurstMember8/1/2013SwedenSwedish Psychoanalytical Association143259
Dr. med. Juan Carlos WeissmannMember8/1/2013ArgentinaArgentine Psychoanalytic Association108627
Mr. Paul CrakeEx-Officio8/1/2013United Kingdom 157979