2020 Retreat: Creating a Sustainable Institute
Saturday, November 14, 2020, 10 AM – 2:30 PM
$50 for Faculty and Candidates
This event is no longer available for registration.
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1. Identify two benefits to an integrated analytic training model.
2. Describe how inclusivity in membership may foster community building.
3. Describe the underlying social and economic developments that threaten psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy today.
I. Exploring an Integrative Model for Psychoanalytic Education: Matt Shatzman and Joseph Behrmann
We perceive that a limitation of our institute is the low number of candidates and faculty. Our goal is to facilitate a dialogue about the advantages and disadvantages of creating a five-year combined psychotherapy and psychoanalytic training program in which all of the students are classmates for the first two years. The goal would be to draw more lifeblood into our institute by attracting more students to ultimately enter analytic training by having a larger and more collaborative cohort during the first two years, thereby enticing more students to see the benefits of full training and experience the intellectual stimulation and support of a larger cohort.
II. Building Community Through Membership: Phoebe Cirio
We are in the midst of a process of reimagining the Institute. As part of this process we are going to explore establishing membership to the Institute. We will discuss possible models for membership, including extending membership and voting rights to non-analysts. To facilitate this process, I will share some of the experiences about other Institutes that have reconfigured themselves.
III. The Role of Membership Dues in A Sustainable Financial Future: Britt-Marie Schiller
In order for our Institute to be governed by the Faculty and not financially dependent on and beholden to the Board, we need to reconsider dues and compensations. We will have the results of a survey of the Faculty regarding dues and compensation structures at the Retreat, and a summary of how STLPI compares to other institutes and centers in this regard, as a basis for our discussion.