Salon | Social Event
Fri, Jun 8, 2018
6:00 pm
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Participant Limit: 

$15 Community Mental Health Clinicians

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Course Overview: 

Welcome, CMH clinicians, to a night of community building! 

Finding time to build professional connections and take care of ourselves can feel draining and difficult after the frenetic pace of agency work in community mental health. 

We’re beginning a series of community events at various Bay Area museums for CMH clinicians to build relationships and comradery across clinics and increase our sense of play. Our inaugural meet up takes place on Friday, June 8, at the Oakland Museum of California, a progressive institution with a strong focus on the lives of Bay Area residents.  

Gather at 6:00pm for snacks followed by a 45-minute guided tour of the museum at 7pm. Stick around for food trucks, music, and new colleague connections.

Target Audience & Level: 

This event is open to Community Mental Health clinicians.

Cancellation & Refund Policies: 

There are no refunds for this event.  Transfer of registrations are not allowed.

Contact Information: 

For program related questions contact David Cushman at or 415-841-2481.

For questions related to enrollment, locations, CE credit, special needs, course availability and other administrative issues contact Michele McGuinness by email or 415-496-9949.

Community Mental Health Committee

This committee is a group of clinicians who are interested in the relationship between Community Mental Health (CMH) and psychoanalysis.  Psychoanalysis is anchored in a quality of close care and attention that is often systematically denied to members of disadvantaged communities and difficult to locate in stressed, under-resourced public mental health clinics.  CMH clinicians hold the tension between a variety of institutional, social, and political pressures and constraints. Meanwhile, psychoanalytic thinking sometimes misses the significance of these systemic influences on individual lives.

There is important work to be done in bridging the theoretical and concrete gaps between community work and psychoanalytic practice. The CMH committee aspires to create a more inclusive home for CMH clinicians within the NCSPP community. In turn, we advocate for greater investment from psychoanalysis in the projects of CMH practitioners- in terms of both theory and practical engagement.

We seek to identify the needs and interests of our various partners both in CMH and NCSPP.  We invite our community members to engage with us by emailing us at .

David Cushman, Psy.D., Chair
Stefania Pifer, Psy.D., Chair
Suresh Chacko, Psy.D.
Katherine Eng, Ph.D.
Peggy Kim, LMFT