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March 2023

Course
6:30 - 8:00 pm

How do we make sense of our psychological responses to the climate crisis? How do we think about psychic life in relation to ecology and the natural world? What is our analytic understanding of the relationship between the biosphere and mental health? Though privileging human intra- and interrelationships, the analytic lens has much to offer in terms of how we relate to the climate crisis and our larger ecosystem.

This reading group will gather around selected classical and contemporary psychoanalytic texts every two weeks (for five meetings in total) to stimulate thought and inspire a greater sensitivity to the more-than-human environment in psychic life.

Course
12:30 - 2:30 pm

This course focuses on foundational concepts and theories in group therapy, including group structure and dynamics; group formation and development; group leadership and the different roles of group members; change process in groups; ethical considerations; and neuroscience and groups. We will touch on different approaches to groups including the theories of Yalom, Bion, Foulkes, Agazarian, and Ormont, as well as the various group offerings (process oriented, psychoeducational, support groups).

Salon | Social Event
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Sin Titulo Gallery, San Francisco

Join the NCSPP CMH committee at an evening for community mental health staff at Sin Título, which aims to promote an awareness of contemporary Latin American art and to build an audience and community of art lovers, collectors, academics, gallerists, and artists in the United States and abroad. A tour of the gallery’s exhibits will be included as well as light refreshments.

April 2023

Workshop
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Zoom, East Bay

In this course, we will focus on self-perceptions and perceptions of the other from a fluid, open-systems perspective. That is, the intrapsychic, intersubjective, and the interpersonal are approached as one dynamic phenomena. We will inquire about a plethora of unexamined fictions regarding self and others that pass for reality. What trauma-based fictions are our patients living with that result in an estrangement from the self? What persistent, unexamined fictions occupy our own analytic inquiry? Dr. Gupta will present her paper, which includes an intersubjective theoretical framework and an extensive case study for illustration, reflection, and participation. 

Salon | Social Event
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Lafayette Reservoir Loop, East Bay

This event allows those who work in Community Mental Health to get out and meet others in the field while having an outlet to spend time in the outdoors.