Sat, Jun 27, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Salon | Social Event
CE Credits: 

Free: CMH Clinicians

Early Registration Deadline: 
June 27, 2020

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: 

Free yoga class with Satya de la Paz for CMH clinicians. With 12 years of experience teaching yoga, Satya inspires students to fall in love with their bodies and their practice, infusing dynamic alignment, chanting, storytelling, and community-building into her classes. She will offer a 70-minute class including variations for mat and chair.

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:

Yoga offers an opportunity to get back in touch with the body and find some rest which is itself an act of anti-oppression work for POC's. In addition, this class will be offered as both chair yoga, which facilitates those with various physical needs to access it as well as mat yoga

Target Audience & Level: 

This event is for CMH Clinicians.

Contact Information: 

For program related questions contact Geetali Chitre, (202) 415-6690.

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