News from the Curriculum Committee
by Laurie Case, PhD, Chair
Curriculum Evaluation Committee
Last fall the Curriculum Committee, noting that 15 years had passed since the last major revision of the curriculum, moved to form a new Curriculum Evaluation Committee. The Psychoanalytic Education Division approved the plan and the committee was formed. The CEC will be spending the next two plus years considering questions of structure as well as content. We will engage in such questions as the merits of retaining the present track system as well as reviewing how well our present pluralistic curriculum is achieving its goals. We will also broach questions concerning the most effective ways of teaching Freud as well as more contemporary theorists. Above all we will endeavor to imagine an optimal educational experience for fostering competent and effective psychoanalysts for the 21st century. To this end, we hope to solicit feedback from all members of our community. There will be some formal outreach, though we also invite anyone who has thoughts pertaining to the curriculum to contact the CEC. We encourage you to email us. We would also be happy to talk with you directly either by phone or in person. For purposes of keeping track of feedback, we ask that you either contact Laurie Case (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lisa Buchberg (email@example.com). We look forward to hearing from you and will be keeping you apprised of our progress in the coming months.