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Your Vote Matters!

Dear APsaA Members,

We are writing to announce the initiation of a new APsaA Connects online community called the "IPA Community".  Instructions for joining it can be found at the end of this email.

We are also writing to urge you to vote in the upcoming IPA election for North American Representatives to the IPA Board of Directors.

There are matters under review by the IPA Board that have important implications for APsaA.  The issues include IPA dues policies for APsaA members, the revision of the IPA Eitingon training model, and APsaA's autonomy as a Regional Association of the IPA, which allows APsaA to set our own training standards and bring in new groups. 

The new IPA Community will offer an online space for discussion of these important current issues and also future IPA initiatives of interest to APsaA members.  Attached to this email are the names of all the North American Representative candidates, and a series of questions to keep in mind as you consider your vote.  We will post the attachment on the IPA Community as well.

IPA voting can be done in March, April and May 2017.  You may vote for 7 or fewer candidates according to your preferences.  Look for an email from the IPA with instructions and candidate position statements.  This is the default ballot distribution method unless you request a paper ballot or the IPA does not have your email address. Please allow up to two weeks for mail delivery of paper ballots. If you don't receive your ballot by mid-March, please contact Electoral Reform service: [email protected]

We strongly encourage you to vote since the evolution of current IPA policies will impact APsaA.  Also, we value the opportunity APsaA members have to participate in the global presence of psychoanalysis.  We want to be sure APsaA members are as informed as possible about their concurrent membership in the IPA.

Best regards,
Harriet and Lee

Harriet Wolfe, President
Lee Jaffe, President-elect
American Psychoanalytic Association
309 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10017

To join the IPA Community, click on this link: http://connect.apsa.org/communities (If you are not logged into apsa.org, you will need to log in using your APsaA email address and password.)  On the right side of the screen will be an orange box that says "Join Community."  Click on that box.  A pop-up window will ask if you would like to receive email messages in "real time" or "daily digest."  Choose which option you prefer and then click on "Yes, Join the Community."

Once you have subscribed to the IPA Community, you can post by simply addressing an email to
[email protected]

 

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