Institutional Issues Task Force Members


The IPA recognises that organisational dynamics have an influence on the functioning of training institutes and societies, but this area has received relatively little attention until now. It is proposed to create a Task Force which will scope this field and develop proposals for longer-term IPA work. This will include putting more focus on the issue of group and organizational dynamics, raising awareness among the IPA's Members, and acting as a resource for parts of the IPA (such as component societies or training institutes) which may wish to use the skills and expertise of the group to support them.


The Task Force will:

  1. by the end of November 2014, produce a report for the Board setting out proposals for how this work could be taken forward in the longer-term;
  2. advise the Board, ExCom and the officers about the group and organizational dynamics of any particular situations referred by them to the Task Force;
  3. develop proposals for the web editorial board and the Boston Congress Programme Committee for how group and organizational dynamics can be given an appropriate profile among the IPA's Members.

Composition and budget

It is proposed that the Task Force will consist of a chair, plus two members from each IPA Region.

The Task Force will do most of its work electronically, but $15,000 provision will be made in case it is necessary for it to hold a face-to-face meeting during 2014.

Approved by the Board January 2014.

NameCommittee PositionFrom dateCountrySociety
Prof. Shmuel ErlichChair4/2/2014IsraelIsrael Psychoanalytic Society102289
Dr. Siv Boalt BoëthiusMember9/8/2014SwedenSwedish Psychoanalytical Association100868
Dr. Abel Mario FainsteinMember9/8/2014ArgentinaArgentine Psychoanalytic Association102356
Dr. Elizabeth B. FritschMember9/8/2014United StatesThe Contemporary Freudian Society102734
Dr. Mario PeriniMember9/8/2014ItalyItalian Psychoanalytical Society106239
Dr. Edward Robert ShapiroMember9/8/2014United StatesAmerican Psychoanalytic Association107498
Mr. Paul CrakeEx-Officio2/12/2014United Kingdom 157979