The IPA recognises that social media have created entirely new opportunities for communication and audience engagement. However, psychoanalysis has not been quick to take advantage of them, nor have they become integrated into the IPA's everyday work.
The Social Media Committee will continue the work and remit of the Social Media Task Force by applying a professional focus to the area, and to suggest ways in which the IPA's new communications committees can best take advantage of the new opportunities.
The Social Media Committee will:
Way of Working
The Social Media Committee will be expected to do most of its work electronically, using Skype, GoToMeeting, or other free-to-use communication systems. While a staff member may be allocated to provide some professional support to the task force in the implementation of their work, the task force, like all IPA committees, will be expected to be self-supporting for secretarial and other purposes.
Approved by the Board August 2016
Change to committee name approved December 2016