The Institute of Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) is governed by a Board of Directors composed of elected officers and other representatives of the IPTAR community and programs. The Board of Directors is responsible for the organization and all it’s activities. The Board delegates certain administrative responsibilities for education, clinical services, and research activities to three administrative bodies: the Institute Board, the Board of the IPTAR Clinical Center, and the Research Board. Each of these three administrative bodies is appointed by the President and the Board of Directors.
The governance of the organization and each of its departments is structured by an evolving set of Bylaws and Procedures. Bylaws are overarching rules that define how the organization is governed and are, accordingly, enacted by the entire community (the Board and the membership). Procedures are intended to regulate and routinize organizational operations. Procedures need to evolve more quickly than Bylaws and are enacted by the Board to meet operational needs. The IPTAR Board is currently in the process of reviewing and codifying IPTAR Procedures. This process will eventuate in the completion of a formal Procedural Code, to be posted on this website as soon as it is ready.
A critical component of the new Procedural Code will be the IPTAR Code of Ethics. All members of the IPTAR community are required to adhere to this code.