Sat, Apr 13, 2019
12:00 - 3:00 pm

Museum of Craft and Design

2569 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Salon | Social Event
Participant Limit: 

$20 CMH Clinicians

Tuition listed above is for early registration ($15 discount off full fee). For registrations received after the deadline, full tuition will be applied to all registrations.

Early Registration Deadline: 
March 30, 2019

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Course Overview: 

Due to the frenetic pace of agency work in community mental health, finding time for self-care and building professional connections, among other things, can be hard! The social mixers intend to address both needs by providing a culturally engaging social event where folks who do similar work across different agencies can get together to build connections in a relaxing and fun way.

We will be meeting at the Museum of Craft and Design for a personal tour and workshop, where we will learn how to carve wooden spoons.  Then we will make a full set to take home!

Target Audience & Level: 

This event is open to clinicians and staff who work in Community Mental Health settings.

Cancellation & Refund Policies: 

There are no refunds for this event. Transfer of registrations are not allowed.

Contact Information: 

For program related questions contact Suresh Chacko, PsyD at

For questions related to enrollment, locations, CE credit, special needs, course availability and other administrative issues contact Michele McGuinness by email or 415-496-9949.

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
Suresh Chacko, Psy.D.
Geetali Chitre
David Cushman, Psy.D.