Task Force on the Future of Working Parties and Work Groups Members
The mandate of the Task Force:
- To make an evaluation of the achievements and prospects of Working Parties and Work Groups, as well as other possibilities for groups of colleagues to pursue psychoanalytic enquiries and professional development employing specific, well-articulated and reproducible methodologies and lines of enquiry;
- If the evaluation is positive, to explore an appropriate institutional means by which the IPA, in co-operation with the EPF, FEPAL and NAPSAC and the IPA Component Societies, can provide institutional support, appropriate oversight and funding for these endeavours.
- The Task Force should make at least a preliminary and, if possible, a final report to the Old and New Board meetings at the Prague Congress.
The composition of the committee:
The Task Force will be co-Chaired by the outgoing and incoming Presidents because of the major issue of continuity involved. Its members shall be the Secretary General and the Vice-President elect, the Treasurer, three members of the Board (one from each region) and three members who are experienced Working Party and Work Group members. The Executive Director shall serve as secretary.
The Task Force's method of working:
- The Task Force will receive reports, evaluations, and criticisms of work done (and in prospect) from the different Working Parties and from the Work Group Project Committees, as well as from interested colleagues.
- It will consult with the Presidents of the EPF, FEPAL and NAPSAC and other interested parties, such as Chairs of the different Working Parties, Work Groups, IRB interim co-chairs, the Chair of Education and Oversight, etc., and will ask for feedback on drafts of any reports/proposals that are produced.
- As much as possible, it will use email, Skype and telephone for consultations and meetings and will limit face-to-face meetings to a partial meeting (members who are attending for other sufficient reasons) at the EPF meeting in Basel and a full meeting in Prague prior to the meeting of the Old Board.
Approved by the Board January 2013