MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR
MCPP Board of Directors Meeting Minutes May 2012
University Club, East Lansing, MI
May 20, 2012
Present: MPC Board members: Marybeth Atwell, David Freiband, Sonya Freiband, Marilyn Frye, Ralph Hutchison, David Klein, Murray Meisels, Laura Pierce, Michele Rivette, Michael Rudy, Elizabeth Waiess, Peter Wood. Members: Janet Robinson.
1. The minutes of the meeting of March, 17, 2012, corrected, were approved unanimously.
2. Treasurer -Michael Rudy
3. President - Elizabeth Waiess
4. Past President – Murray Meisels
o There is no one body that accredits psychoanalytic training institutes. Most training institutes are not accredited by anyone. There is no pressure for accreditation of psychoanalytic institutes. There is an American Board of Accreditation in Psychoanalysis (ABAP), and a National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (ACPE). Hutchison adds: ACPE has quite rigid and numerous standards, including requirements not very suitable for us. ABAP’s standards are less numerous and less rigid, it is more of a collegial operation.
o S. Freiband: why bother? perhaps it might help attract candidates.
o Meisels checked all the institutes and found they are doing just what we are doing: still a focus on intensive adult psychoanalysis, but they are all doing psychotherapy programs, child programs, outreach, and so on.
o Rivette: Our reputation is that we accept anyone who applies and it’s a pretty easy thing to get through. An accredited institute that does not accept every application would develop legitimation and a better reputation. Both of the organizations in question here have standards, and visitation to find out what we are doing.
o Wood: The ABAP application process would require that we demonstrate that we meet their requirements, but we wouldn’t have to change ourselves to meet them. It could be worthwhile to add accreditation to our brochure.
o Meisels, Pierce, Hutchison and Wood were appointed as a committee to look into this; they may ask for speakers from these organizations to visit a board meeting in the fall.
5. President Elect – no report
6. Education and Training – Peter Wood
7. Programs – Michelle Rivette
Rivette presented the proposed budget for fall conference. Expenses: $13,525. The committee moved to accept this expense budget. The motion was amended to include specification of registration fees for the conference: basic fee: $150; for candidates $75; for student $40. The motion to amend was seconded and approved. The main motion was approved, unanimously.
June Banquet (D. Freiband). Project 40 people. About 30 being paid guests, then we have to put out totally of $2475. Many thanks to David for his work on this.
8. Certification – Sonya Freiband
Marybeth Atwell has met all certification requirements. S. Freiband moved approval of her as an MPC adult analyst. Seconded. Passed unanimously.
9. Committee Reports
o Janet Robinson will serve as membership chair temporarily. Permanent appointment will be made in the fall. Thanks to Laura Pierce for her work as membership chair.
o Reported cost of directory: $1175.00
The committee report was circulated by e-mail. We need more connections with specific people who can put word out on group or institution e-mail lists. Wood: we have to do more and more advertising. Constant emailing. Use summer forum to think about this. PCD needs to coordinated with training and with programs. Discussion of possibilities.
10. New Business - none
The meeting was adjournedat 10:40 a.m.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Marilyn Frye, board secretary.
Note: it is MPC policy that Board meetings are open to all MPC members. Priority is given to Board members to address issues, but all MPC members may speak at meetings, time permitting.