Why was AAPE founded?
AAPE was founded in response to the 6-point plan to externalize the regulation of training standards at psychoanalytic institutes. The American Association for Psychoanalytic Education fulfills the first aspect of the 6 point plan. The summary of the plan, announced by Mark Smaller, then president of APsaA, on May 8, 2015 is stated below:
The essentials of our proposals are: the externalization of the regulatory functions of the Board on Professional Standards (italics added), the creation of a Department of Psychoanalytic Education to facilitate psychoanalytic education through promotion of contact and consultation between APsaA institutes, and development of the Executive Council's ability to oversee the Association's functions and govern effectively.
The American Association for Psychoanalytic Education is the implementation of the externalization of the regulatory functions of the Board on Professional Standards.
How does AAPE work with training programs?