ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS

 

2nd October 2015

THE COLLEGE AGM AND EGM

Notice is hereby given that the Twelfth Annual General Meeting of the College of Psychoanalysts-UK will be held at 10.15am on Saturday 31st October 2015, in Room MAL 415, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London W1.

Notice is hereby given that an Extraordinary General Meeting of the College of Psychoanalysts-UK will be held at 10am on Saturday 31st October 2015, in Room MAL415 at Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London W1.

Notice of AGM
Notice of EGM
Draft Minutes February 2015
President's Report February 2015
Notice of Elections and Nominations Form
Proxy Form
Membership Renewal 2015-16

26th June 2015

THE COLLEGE AGM

Notice is hereby given that the Twelfth Annual General Meeting of the College of Psychoanalysts-UK will be held at 10am on Sat 31st October 2015, at Birkbeck College, Malet Street. The AGM will be preceded by an EGM and other events are also foreseen for the day. Further details will be uploaded as soon as possible. Meanwhile, please put this date in your diary!

5th February 2015

THE COLLEGE AGM

Notice is hereby given that the Eleventh Annual General Meeting of the College of Psychoanalysts-UK will be held at 1.30pm on Saturday February 28th 2015, at Birkbeck College, Malet Street, Room MAL 402.

Business will be conducted according to the following Agenda:

  1. To receive Apologies
  2. Minutes of the Tenth AGM
  3. Matters Arising
  4. To receive the President’s Report
  5. To receive the Hon Treasurer’s Report and to adopt the Annual Accounts 2013-14
  6. To appoint auditors for the ensuing financial year
  7. Elections:
    a. to elect the President (1 year term)
    b. to elect the Honorary Secretary (3 year term)
    c. to elect two Governors (3 year terms)
  8. To take Any Other Business
  9. To arrange date of Twelth Annual General Meeting

Dated this 4th February 2015

Julia Carne
Honorary Secretary

Download 2015 Nominations Form
Download 2015 AGM Proxy Form
Download Draft Minutes 2013

1st October 2013

THE COLLEGE AGM

Notice is hereby given that the Tenth Annual General Meeting of the College of Psychoanalysts-UK will be held at 4.30pm on Saturday October 19th, at Birkbeck College, Malet Street, Room 538

Business will be conducted according to the following Agenda:

  1. To receive Apologies
  2. Minutes of the Ninth AGM
  3. Matters Arising
  4. To receive the President’s Report
  5. To receive the Hon Treasurer’s Report and to adopt the Annual Accounts 2012-13
  6. To appoint auditors for the ensuing financial year
  7. Elections:
    a. to elect the Honorary Treasurer
    b. to elect two Governors (3-years)
  8. To take Any Other Business
  9. To arrange date of Annual General Meeting 2014

Dated this 29th September 2013

Julia Carne
Honorary Secretary

Download 2013 Nominations Form
Download 2013 AGM Proxy Form
Download Draft Minutes 2012

 

27th February 2013

Contributions to the 5th day conference of The College ‘Supervision Registers: Ethical, Clinical and Political Issues’, held at The Anna Freud Centre on Saturday 13th October 2012.

To access the documents, please click on the links below.

TICK THE BOX IF THE PROBLEM SHIFTS
by Bernard Burgoyne

 

24th October 2012

ELECTIONS: 9th AGM OF THE COLLEGE

At the AGM elections Darian Leader was re-elected as President for one year, Peter Nevins was re-elected as a Governor for 3 years and we welcome Kate Gilbert as a new member of the Board, elected for 3 years.  We would also like to extend our thanks to Dorothy Hamilton, who has served on the Board for many years.  

ACADEMY OF PSYCHOANALYSIS

The Academy of Psychoanalysis has up to now been more or less a dormant entity.  We are hoping that over the next few years this may change and the Academy becomes a functioning part of the College, beginning with an event next spring at which people will be presenting research work in progress.  Dorothy Hamilton is taking the lead role in starting up this new activity in the Academy and we are extremely grateful to her for this ongoing contribution to the work of the College.

 

22nd August 2012

NOTICE OF 5TH CONFERENCE AND 9TH AGM OF THE COLLEGE

Saturday 13th October

Supervision Registers: Ethical, Clinical and Political Issues

The Anna Freud Centre, 12 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SD

Day conference followed by AGM. Please put this date in your diary and reserve a place by filling in the form at the bottom of the conference flyer (accessible through the link below). Free to members but places are limited, so please remember to book. The conference will be followed by our AGM (members only), which will include a vote on the revised Code of Professional Conduct and Complaints Procedure. Papers associated with the AGM will be ccirculated in September.

To access the Conference Flyer and Registration Form as a PDF, please click here

To access the Notice of AGM as a PDF, please click here

Papers for AGM (to access in PDF, please click on the links below)

Notice of 9th AGM (2012)
Agenda 2012
Minutes of 8th AGM (2011)
President report at 8th AGM (2011)
Nomination Form 2012
Proxy Form 2012

The document Final draft 'Revision of Code and Rationale' is available on request to members who have not received it with their AGM papers circulated via email. To request a copy, please email The College.

4th October 2011

NOTICE OF AGM AND ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

To access the documents, please click on the links below.

Notice Of AGM

President Report
Endings and Exits in Analysis’: summaries of contributions

College of Psychoanalysts-UK

Round Table discussion followed by AGM, 
10 am, November 19th 2011, Room 414, Birkbeck College

Endings and Exits in Analysis

The course of an analysis is never predictable and there can be no promises made about the outcome.  This is one of the differences between analysis and some other forms of therapy, where the outcome or aim may be established at the beginning of the work.  In symptom focused treatments, the elimination of a phobia, for example, can be set as the goal of the work. If the phobia disappears, the treatment has been successful.  Yet analysis offers something different:  there is no promise to cure the symptom, but rather the offer to accompany the patient on a path, destination unknown, a path where signposts appear along the way pointing to false trails, perplexing questions and individual truths.
 
However, all analyses have to end at some point and sometimes this is with a smile and sometimes with a curse.  Occasionally it is with a death.  Sometimes people just stop coming.  If we can't predict an outcome in advance, how can we say that an analysis has ended? And what are the differences between genuine endings and precipitous exits? Can we speak of ‘good’ endings?  Is the smile ‘better’ than the curse?  Can we ‘work towards an ending’ as many trainings suggest?  Does an analysis continue despite the absence of the analyst?  
 
We will be discussing these and many other questions which arise with ‘endings and exits’ and hope you will be able to join us.
 
Panel:  Darian Leader, Paul Atkinson, Kate Gilbert, Julia Carne, Werner Prall and Joe Suart.  
 
The Round Table presentations and discussion will begin at 10 am on Saturday November 19th in Room 414, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London WC1.  Coffee will be available from 9.30.

The 8th AGM of the College of Psychoanalysts-UK and the Academy of Psychoanalysis (CPUK registrants only) will take place after the Round Table, also in Room 414.  This will begin at 12.15 and last approximately 45 minutes. 

 

12th February 2011

SEVENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE COLLEGE

Darian Leader gave the meeting an update of the situation regarding the Judicial Review and his full Report will be posted at the next web update.

Elections:

Anne Worthington was re-elected as Treasurer for 3 years;

Simona Revelli was re-elected as a Governor for 3 years;

Bruce Scott was elected as a Governor for 3 years, and

Peter Nevins was elected as a Governor for 2 years.

Thanks were given to Joe Suart for his many years of hard work for the College, and to David Henderson for his valued work over the past year.

We all look forward to working with the two new Board members and are very pleased to have them with us during what will inevitably be a very busy year.

Julia Carne

 

24th January 2011

THE COLLEGE AGM

Notice is hereby given that the Seventh Annual General Meeting of The College of Psychoanalysts-UK will be held at 5pm on Saturday 12th February 2011 in the Library at 21 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX. Business will be conducted according to the following Agenda:

1. To receive apologies
2. Minutes of the 2009 AGM
3. Matters Arising
4. To receive the President's Report
5. To receive the Honorary Treasurer's Report and to adopt the Annual Accounts 2009-10
6. To appoint auditors for the ensuing financial year
7. Elections

a. To elect the Treasurer (3 years)
b. To elect 3 Governors (two 3-year terms and one 2-year term)

8. To take Any Other Business
9. To arrange date of Annual General Meeting for 2011/12

Dated this 24th January 2011

Julia Carne
Honorary Secretary

 

12th February 2010

ANNUAL CONFERENCE - IS PSYCHOANALYSIS TEACHABLE? - FOLLOWED BY
THE COLLEGE AGM

The Library, 21 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX (opposite the Freud Museum) 2.30pm followed by AGM at 5 pm
(
Please note - venue has changed from Freud Museum)

Psychoanalysis, it is said, is a subjective profession, in the sense that, in order to function as an analyst, the person needs to undergo a subjective transformation. If this is indeed a fundamental condition of the practice of analysis the question arises as to the impact of standardisation of trainings on the one hand, and academicisation on the other. If 'knowledge and skills' become the predominant elements in a training, psychoanalysis might become teachable only at the cost of it ceasing to be psychoanalysis. Perhaps the question is, if psychoanalysis is not teachable, can it remain so in the future?
For more details about the conference and speakers click here

 

December 2008

FIFTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE COLLEGE

At the Annual General Meeting of The College held on 29th November 2008, the following business was transacted:

1. A resolution proposed by the Board of Governors that the name of the company limited by guarantee registered at Companies House
The College of Psychoanalysts (United Kingdom) 
be changed to 
The College of Psychoanalysts - UK 
was voted on and approved unanimously.

2. A resolution proposed by the Board of Governors that the name of the company limited by guarantee registered at Companies House and the charity of the same name registered with the Charity Commission
College of Pschoanalysis 
be changed to 
Academy of Psychoanalysis 
was voted on and approved unanimously.

[All formalities in connection with both of the above resolutions have since been completed and the above changes have now been brought fully into effect with both Companies House and with the Charity Commission. 
In addition, the former name College of Psychoanalysis has been registered as a new company, in order to ensure that all rights to use that name remain and will continue to remain vested exclusively in The College]

3. Julia Carne was re-elected as Hon. Secretary for three years.

4. Dorothy Hamilton resigned as Hon Treasurer, having served one year of her second three-year term of office.

5. Anne Worthington was elected as Hon Treasurer for two years.

6. Sian Ellis was re-elected as a governor for a second three-year term of office.

7. Jason Wright, though eligible to do so, did not stand for re-election as a governor, following expiry of his first three-year term of office.

8. Werner Prall was elected as a governor for a first three-year term of office.

9. Ian Parker resigned as a governor having served one year of his second three-year term.

10. Simona Revelli was elected as a governor for two years.

11. Jinny Fisher resigned during the year as a governor, having served part of two years of her first three-year term of office and Anne Worthington was co-opted by the Board of Governors to serve as a governor for the remainder of those two years until the AGM.

12. Haya Oakley was elected as a governor for one year.

13. Following her co-option as a governor during the course of the year, Anne Worthington resigned as a member of the Professional Conduct Panel.

14. Alan Rowan was elected to the Professional Conduct Panel for three years.

15. Anouchka Grose was elected to the Professional Conduct Panel for three years.

Pursuant to the Articles of Association of The College, nobody is permitted to stand for more than two consecutive full-terms in the same office.

 

December 2007

FOURTH AGM OF THE COLLEGE

At the AGM of The College held on 8th December 2007, the following business was transacted:

1. Jacques China resigned as President, having served one year of his second three-year term of office.

2. Darian Leader was elected as President for a term of two years.

3. Haya Oakley resigned as Hon. Secretary, having served two years of her first three-year term of office.

4. Julia Carne was elected as Hon. Secretary for one year.

5. Dorothy Hamilton was re-elected for a second three-year term as Hon Treasurer, following expiry of her first three-year term of office.

6. Ian Parker was re-elected as a governor for a second three-year term, following expiry of his first term of office on the Board of Governors.

7. Sylvia Cohen, though eligible to do so, did not stand for re-election as a governor, following expiry of her first three-year term of office on the Board of Governors.

8. Jacques China was elected as a governor for a first three-year term of office on the Board of Governors.

9. Darian Leader resigned as a governor, having served one year of his second three-year term of office.

10. Joseph Suart was elected as a governor for a two-year term of office on the Board of Governors.

11. Anne Worthington was elected as a member of the Professional Conduct Panel for a term of three years.

Pursuant to the Articles of Association of The College, nobody is permitted to stand for more than two consecutive full-terms in the same office.

 

November 2006

THIRD AGM OF THE COLLEGE: INTRODUCTION OF A NEW CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND NEW CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO MEMBERSHIP

Substantial changes were approved in the way in which The College operates.

The criteria and application procedures for membership that applied prior to the above changes were based on grandparenting provisions which came into effect when The College was founded three years ago. It has long been recognised that these procedures are not entirely satisfactory because, in effect, they limit membership of The College solely to those practitioners who are currently eligible for registration with UKCP (AP-PP Section) and BPC. This is because The College has, until now, had no formalised membership criteria and application procedures of its own. It is important that, as a professional organisation, The College should have in place its own membership criteria and application procedures. This has now been achieved with the introduction of the above changes.

The College remains committed to the principles on which it was founded: as a professional body for psychoanalytic practitioners from all schools of psychoanalysis in the UK, as well as being a learned society for the discipline of psychoanalysis. The College is not, therefore, a regulatory body. As a professional body, The College has no interest in the regulation of practitioners. A number of regulatory bodies already exists. However, such bodies are constitutionally unable to further the interests of practitioners and the various modalities of psychological therapy espoused by them. Some of them, while registering practitioners, do not even, currently, permit membership by individual practitioners.

The College differs radically from such a regulatory model. It is a genuine professional body whose principal objective is to look after the interests of its members and to further the discipline of psychoanalysis in all its diverse forms. In this respect, The College is unique and, arguably, the only pluralistic professional (as opposed to regulatory or training) body for psychoanalysis in the UK.

Despite the above objectives, The College accepts that it would be unethical, as a professional body, to ignore the interests of members of the public in relation to its practitioner-members. This principle has so far been recognised in a vicarious manner, through the grandparenting provisions that have required all members to retain their membership of other organisations belonging to UKCP or BPC: so that they might be subject to the codes of ethics and complaints procedures of those organisations.

The College has brought into force a Code of Professional Conduct, as well as complaints procedures, which now apply to all its members.

The College continues to be committed to a pluralistic, inclusive and diverse understanding of psychoanalysis and seeks to recognise that diversity and the many developments that have taken place since Freud's introduction of psychoanalysis at the end of the nineteenth century. The College broadly adheres to the criteria for recognition of this diversity which have, since its foundation, been published in the flag-statements set out on the College website. A more up-to-date statement of some of these criteria is now set out in a new flag-statement WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY which may be accessed from the main menu of this website.

The result of all of these changes is that members of The College are no longer obliged to retain their membership of an organisation which is a member of UKCP or of BPC. Practitioners who, for whatever reason, are not eligible for registration with either UKCP or BPC may now apply for membership of The College, provided they meet the criteria for membership. Those who are eligible but choose not to register with UKCP or BPC may also continue, as before, to apply for membership.

All applications for membership of The College will now be assessed by the Membership Committee. All assessments and recommendations will then be submitted to the Board of Governors whose decision in the matter will be final.

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