Sun, Oct 4, 2020
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Salon | Social Event
CE Credits: 
0.00
Participant Limit: 
10
Tuition: 

Free: CMH Clinicians

 

DAVID ENG CMH READING GROUP

Course Overview: 

In preparation for the Annual Lecture with David L. Eng, PhD, a reading group for community mental health clinicians will discuss the Racial Melancholia article and how it applies to their work and thinking.

To register for the Annual Lecture and Event with David Eng click here.

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:

Target Audience & Level: 

This reading group is for clinicians working in community mental health organizations and open to interns, trainees, and staff therapists in those settings.

Contact Information: 

For program related questions contact Geetali Chitre, Psy.D. at gpchitre@gmail.com.

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 cmh@ncspp.org .

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