Website Editorial Board Members


The IPA believes that local societies and regional bodies are best placed to communicate with their audiences (including the general public, potential patients and candidates), having expertise in languages, traditions, culture and ongoing debates. The IPA's role is to support those organisations in their work, and to relate directly to a much smaller group primarily through the website or materials which would have a wider use in the IPA community (such as books and publications).

The IPA has established a three-part communication structure which consists of:

  • Public Communication Committee;
  • Membership Communication Services Committee; and
  • Website Editorial Board.

In addition, two fixed-term task forces have been developed to work on two specific areas:

  • image; and
  • social media.

The key target audiences for the IPA are:

  • other related healthcare professionals;
  • young people (particularly 12-18 year olds, undergraduates, postgraduates and young professionals).

Website Editorial Board

The Website Editorial Board has an overall responsibility to ensure the coherence of the IPA's website, and it must decide an appropriate balance between the sometimes competing demands of different committees (eg, priority for communication with Members versus communication with non Members). The Chair of the Website Editorial Board, as a key member of all the related committees, has a key role in ensuring the integration of all IPA communication work.

The Board will listen to the recommendations of the Image and Social Media Task Forces and adapt its work, to the extent it considers appropriate and practical, to take their conclusions into account.

It will exercise editorial control over the IPA website, and will ensure compliance with regulatory and legal requirements (and have particular regard to the importance of protecting personal data and security).

The Board will have due regard to its role as a key portal for all IPA activity, ensuring that all IPA committees have a reasonable and appropriate opportunity to develop and disseminate using the resources of the web.

Immediate tasks

The Board will:

  1. take over all the functions and responsibilities of the Website Task Force;
  2. consider whether it needs to develop any sub-committees or fixed-term task forces, and request the President to staff any structures which require non-members of the committee to become formally involved;
  3. present an initial report to the first subsequent meeting of the IPA Board of Representatives, setting out in detail its plans for the remainder of 2014 and outlining its intended work beyond that date, including any proposals for joint working with other IPA committees;
  4. consult with the Image and Social Media Task Forces, to support them in the development of their recommendations, and then to implement those relevant recommendations which were agreed by the Board of Representatives;
  5. work closely with the Public Communication Committee and the Membership Communication Services Committee, advising them on the most effective use of the web and ensuring that all the IPA's communication activities are properly integrated and coherent;
  6. develop the IPA's website into one of the world's foremost and liveliest resources for psychoanalysis.


The Website Editorial Board shall consist of a Chair, plus three representatives from each region; the Executive Director or their representative shall be an ex officio Member. The Committee may appoint as Consultants such other Members of related committees as it wishes (Consultants will not be funded to attend in-person meetings).

Way of working

The Website Editorial Board will be expected to do most of its work electronically, using Skype, GoToMeeting, or other free-to-use communication systems. While a Webmaster may be allocated to provide some professional support to the Board in the implementation of their work, the Board, like all IPA committees, will be expected to be self-supporting for secretarial and other purposes.


The Board will propose a budget during the annual budget cycle. For the remainder of 2014 the Board will take over the money remaining from that allocated to the Website Task Force, as well as the budget allocation already set aside for the Website Editorial Board.

Board approved April 2014

Amended by the Board August 2014

NameCommittee PositionFrom dateCountrySociety
Dr. Romolo PetriniChair8/1/2013ItalyItalian Psychoanalytical Society106276
Psic. Marielle Kellermann BarbosaIPSO Representative4/2/2014BrazilInstitute of the Brazilian Psychoanalytic Society of Sao Paulo159690
Prof. Anna Louisa ChristopoulosMember8/1/2013GreeceHellenic Psycho-Analytical Society142958
Dr. Robin A. DeutschMember11/25/2013United StatesAmerican Psychoanalytic Association142316
Dr. Osamu FukumotoMember11/3/2015JapanJapan Psychoanalytic Society144568
Psic. Camila Gutierrez CardosoMember2/1/2015ColombiaColombian Psychoanalytic Society156631
Ms. Kimberly Scholefield KleinmanMember11/25/2013United StatesThe Contemporary Freudian Society139871
Dipl. Psych. Angela Mauss-HankeMember1/27/2014GermanyGerman Psychoanalytical Association142553
Dr. Dipl. Psych. Eléana MylonaMember2/1/2015FranceParis Psychoanalytical Society143180
Dra. Valeria NaderMember4/2/2014ArgentinaRosario Psychoanalytic Association151502
Dr. med. Hanna RatjenIPSO Representative4/2/2014CanadaInstitutes of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society161284
Dra. Adriana Laura TorresMember7/13/2015ArgentinaBuenos Aires Psychoanalytic Association152715
Dra. Maria Cristina G. VasconcellosMember8/4/2014BrazilPorto Alegre Psychoanalytical Society151890
Dr.ssa. Maria Grazia Vassallo TorrigianiMember8/1/2013ItalyItalian Psychoanalytical Society108386
Lic. Psych. Gisela Mercedes Zapata CasanaveIPSO Representative2/1/2015SpainInstitutes of the Madrid Psychoanalytical Association159262
Mrs. Alexandra BillinghurstEx-Officio8/1/2013SwedenSwedish Psychoanalytical Association143259
Dr. Stefano BologniniEx-Officio8/1/2013ItalyItalian Psychoanalytical Society100918
Mr. Paul CrakeEx-Officio8/1/2013United Kingdom 157979