Sat, Nov 18, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Zocalo Coffeehouse

645 Bancroft Ave
San Leandro, CA 94577
Salon | Social Event
CE Credits: 
Participant Limit: 

Free to CMH Workers

Early Registration Deadline: 
November 18, 2023
Registration Notes: 

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Board Games with Community Mental Health

Course Overview: 

Please join the Community Mental Health committee for an afternoon of snacks and board games to meet others working in these settings.  Feel free to bring a friend and a game to build community together among others in non-profit, community-based, and/ or government-funded organizations.

Commitment to Equity: 

Those working in community mental health settings are often working with clients facing social, economic, and political inequities. By creating a space for play and connection, this time intends to provide support for those employed in organizations, which are often facing similar system issues.

Target Audience & Level: 

This event is open to clinicians and trainees working in community mental health organizations.

Contact Information: 

For program related questions contact Katherine Eng;


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
Geetali Chitre, Psy.D.
Hoa My Nguyen, LCSW