Fri, Jun 26, 2020
4:00 - 4:45 pm
Salon | Social Event
CE Credits: 

Free: CMH Clinicians

Due to concerns and uncertainty about the Coronavirus and out of an abundance of caution, the NCSPP Board has decided to suspend all in-person classes through Dec 2020. We will be holding this event virtually. 



Course Overview: 

Please join us for a 30- to 45-minute virtual private tour of the exhibition Levi Strauss: A History of American Style at the Jewish Contemporary Museum via ZOOM. The virtual tour will include a PowerPoint presentation that will provide a digital viewing of the exhibition, including archival materials, images, and artifacts, weaving together a story of escape from persecution, the building of San Francisco, and the creation of the iconic symbol of American style, the blue jean. The museum’s educator will facilitate the presentation, taking the group on a deep dive virtual view of the exhibition that aims to create an interactive experience.

Commitment to Equity: 

NCSPP is aware that historically psychoanalysis has either excluded or pathologized groups outside of the dominant population in terms of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability, and size. As an organization, we are committed to bringing awareness to matters of anti-oppression, inequity, inequality, diversity, and inclusion as they pertain to our educational offerings, our theoretical orientation, our community, and the broader world we all inhabit.

Presenters Response:

The tour will explore the story and influence of Levi Strauss, who escaped religious persecution, found success, and contributed to the development of San Francisco culture. The exhibition will include archival materials, images, and artifacts, weaving together the creation of the iconic symbol of American style, the blue jean.

Target Audience & Level: 

All clinicians working in community mental health settings.

Contact Information: 

For program related questions contact Katherine Eng, Ph.D.,

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 .

Katherine Eng, Ph.D., Chair
Andrea Chan, Psy.D.
Geetali Chitre