The Task Force on New Groups and Equivalence is one of the outcomes from the Board's Task Force on Implementing Variations to the Eitingon Training Model Phase 1.
The Task Force on New Groups and Equivalence is mandated to:
- work with ING and the Psychoanalytic Education Committee and others on developing proposals for the assessment process to be undertaken for when new groups apply to join the IPA;
- work with ING and the Psychoanalytic Education Committee and others on developing proposals for the application of Equivalence Procedures for both individuals and new groups
Ways of working and reporting
The Task Force will be expected to do most of its work electronically, using GoToMeeting, or other free-to-use communication systems. The Task Force, like all IPA committees, will be expected to be self-supporting for secretarial and other purposes. It will have access to the web and email support services offered by the IPA.
The Task Force will provide an interim written report to the Board by no later than 15 May 2018 (for the June 2018 Board meeting) and a final written report by the end of November 2018 (for the January 2019 Board meeting).
Composition of the Task Force
The Task Force will be composed of the Board Representatives who were the Chair and members of the Phase 1 Eitingon Task Force; the Executive Director or his deputy will remain an ex officio non-voting member.
The Task Force may request the appointment of Consultants to advise on specific issues as needed (Consultants will not be funded to attend in-person meetings).
A face-to-face meeting of the Task Force will be funded; the Task Force should approach the Treasurer for any additional budget requests (e.g., a joint meeting with the chairs of ING and the Psychoanalytic Education Committee, etc).
Approved by the Board March 2018