Sat, May 18, 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lake Temescal Loop

6502 Broadway Terrace
Oakland, CA 94618
Salon | Social Event
CE Credits: 
Participant Limit: 

Free to CMH Workers


Community Mental Health Hike

Course Overview: 

Calling all Community Mental Health clinicians and staff! Looking for a space to connect with others that work in community settings while enjoying the outdoors? Join us for the Spring CMH hike, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Temescal while meeting others.

Commitment to Equity: 

Working in community mental health settings involves supporting those who experience oppression in many forms. Finding a common space with others that share such responsibilities on the hike provides a physical, social, and intellectual outlet. Locations for the hike are selected based on accessibility to transportation and physical needs.

Target Audience & Level: 

This event is open to all staff and trainees working in non-profit, government-funded, or community-based organizations are welcome to attend with friends and family. Dogs on leash are also invited.

Contact Information: 

For program related questions contact Hoa My Nguyen at


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