WORKING TOGETHER IN COMMUNITY:
Consultation Groups for CMH Clinicians
The frenetic pace of agency work in community mental health makes it difficult to find time and space to think deeply about our work. With the pressures of documentation requirements, community trauma, and limited resources, these demands overshadow clinical thinking. In response to the needs of our community, NCSPP provides an additional forum to reflect on our clinical work.
This consultation group will process clinical work by licensed or unlicensed employees of county-funded or non-profit CMH agencies, and will be led by seasoned clinicians who have experience in community settings. The groups will meet approximately every other week and be held virtually.
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.
Consultants have taught about, worked with, and supervised on issues in community mental health settings. Having this experience, the consultants are sensitive to the nuances of how nondominant identities impact the lives of clients served in community-based organizations that will support and inform the content of the consultation.
Sandy Frucht, Ph.D., has supervised and taught widely on clinical practice, ethics, supervision, and more, in the U.S. and abroad. She has provided individual and group supervision for community mental health agencies and is dedicated to mentoring clinicians in their professional development in both university and community settings. Dr. Frucht maintains a private practice in the East Bay where she works with adolescents, couples, and adults.
Donna Moriguchi, Ph.D., has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors for over 25 years in community mental health organizations and her private practice. During that time, she has also taught and provided multicultural relational supervision. Trained as a psychoanalytic psychodynamic psychotherapist, Dr. Moriguchi’s philosophy in her collaborations is that all are striving to be their best selves as they navigate their way through familial, societal, cultural, and innate challenges.
Enrollees who cancel at least SEVEN DAYS prior to the event date will receive a refund minus a $35 administrative charge. No refunds will be allowed after this time. Transfer of registrations are not allowed.