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Pick, I.B. (1996). Compsed Meeting With Directors Of Education In San Francisco. Bul. Int. Psychoanal. Assn., 77:182-183.

(1996). Bulletin of the International Psycho-Analytic Association, 77:182-183

Compsed Meeting With Directors Of Education In San Francisco

Irma Brenman Pick

COMPSED received thirty-three replies from the seventy-six Institutes which had been invited to reply to the questionnaire which had been sent out earlier. Forty-six Directors had written of their intention to attend the meeting; in the event, only thirty-eight attended. Whilst this was rather disappointing, and we very much hope for fuller participation at the next meeting in Barcelona, of those who attended, the response to the arrangements—discussion in small groups followed by a plenary—was enthusiastic. The discussion in small groups (in the words of one reporter) ‘was a lively, informed and informative discussion. It was fascinating to compare and contrast the multinational experiences and I think we all look forward to a continuation of contact’. Discussion focused particularly on issues around the frequency of sessions and the appointment of training analysts. Most participants would have preferred to continue the discussion in small groups for the whole day, with a much briefer plenary. This will be taken into account in arrangements for the meeting in Barcelona.

There was an expression of general agreement about the desirability of continuing to increase communication between the IPA and Component Institutes. This challenges all of us to discover the most effective ways of accomplishing this. It surely will involve

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