Upcoming "Why Psychoanalysis?"
At the Center, the faculty view their candidates as colleagues – colleagues whose education is the leading mission of the Center. And so candidates’ opinions, evaluations, and initiatives are not only welcomed but urged. In the past candidates have played an essential role in reshaping progression criteria, changing curricular requirements, and changing the teaching methods and materials used in classes, just to name a few recent developments.
In order to bring candidates’ voices into the educational and administrative policy-making processes at the Center, the following fora have been established.
The Candidates’ Organization (CO) is a forum run by the candidates in which all candidates are invited to meet and discuss the range of issues that arise throughout training. Discussions and candidates' requests for faculty/staff input are facilitated by the President(s) during monthly lunch meetings. This year's Co-Presidents are Natasha Chriss and Jane Halperin, incoming 4th year candidates. The CO elects candidate representatives to the various Center committees who are then a voice for the candidates on issues of curriculum, selection, progression and case-finding. The CO is also responsible for the selection and presentation of the Howard Klar Teacher of the Year Award at the Center's annual graduation dinner.
For more information contact Diana Moga, firstname.lastname@example.org or Shirin Ali, , Co-Presidents.
The Candidate coordinator is the faculty member who links the candidates to the Executive Committee. The candidates have monthly meetings with the Candidate Coordinator to ask questions and voice concerns. She is also available weekly at the Center or by phone or e-mail for any concerns or questions that may arise.
Natasha Chriss, the Candidate Coordinator can be reached at email@example.com
Each class meets twice yearly with a class mentor , a faculty member on curriculum committee who reviews the preceiding semester’s courses in detail with the candidates. Class mentors take candidate feedback directly to the Curriculum Committee where it is used to improve candidates learning experiences in specific and direct ways. For 2015-2016, the class mentors are:
1st year Eilleen Kavanagh,
2nd year Jane Halperin,
3rd year Jill Jacobson,
4th year David Schab,
5th year Sandra Park,
Much of the policy making of the Center is done in several key committees. The input of candidates into the working of these committees is crucial and is another key way in which candidate voices shape the Center. Each class should choose one representative to each of the following committee, giving each committee at least four candidate members:
(Note: candidate representatives meet separately with the Progression Committee chair to discuss policy but do not attend monthly meetings due to the confidential nature of Progression Committee meeting discussions)