Sun, May 5, 2019
2:00 - 3:30 pm

Ann Martin Center

1375 55th Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
Salon | Social Event
Participant Limit: 
20
Tuition: 

Free: CMH Clinicians

 

KIRKLAND VAUGHANS READING GROUP

Course Overview: 

This reading group is for clinicians working in community mental health organizations and open to interns, trainees, and staff therapists in those settings. The group will discuss writings by Kirkland Vaughans in preparation for the Annual Lecture on Plugging the School-to-Prison Pipeline. The purpose of the group is to be familiarized with his work at an introductory level prior to the lecture and have conversations with others working in the field about this very topic.

To register for the Annual Lecture and Event with Kirkland Vaughans click here.

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, PsyD 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
Suresh Chacko, Psy.D.
Andrea Chan, Psy.D.
Geetali Chitre
David Cushman, Psy.D.