REFLECTIVE SPACES | MATERIALS PLACES
Community mental health practitioners are under enormous pressure to deliver more services with fewer resources, while the problems that we are challenged to resolve are increasingly complex. As we strive to provide meaningful interventions that address the social, psychic, and justice demands of those who struggle the most, we have an even greater need to carve out spaces — both within our minds as clinicians and within our places of practice — to reflect on our work and connect with one another. Since our inception in 2012, we discovered that many of us are passionate about encouraging a dialogue between community work and psychoanalytic thinking. We hope to continue to build a community around doing so.
This presentation will be a panel presentation followed by question and answer/discussion on the topic: "Thriving in Community Mental Health". Three providers will address thriving in community mental health settings, each is an amazing model of that rare phenomena.
Amy Peterson, MA, MFT
Acting Director of Primary Care Youth Operations
Community Health Programs for Youth
San Francisco Department of Public Health
Cecile O'Connor, NP
Director, Dore Urgent Care Clinic
52 Dore Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
- Increase their knowledge of how psychoanalytic thinking can inform community mental health work
- Increase their knowledge of how community mental health can inform psychoanalytic thinking.
- Increase their understanding of how various public and governmental help systems impact clients in the public health system.
- Integrate systems thinking and psychoanalytic thinking.
- Identify support for early-career community mental health practitioners.
- Demonstrate how to increase space for reflective thinking in community mental health clinics
- Apply a socio-cultural-political lens to work with clients.
The Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California (PINC), an International Psychoanalytic Association Society, was established in 1989 as a center for comparative psychoanalytic inquiry, research and training. PINC provides professionals from all mental health disciplines the opportunity to study the full scope of psychoanalytic theory and practice. For information regarding training or referral for analysis, call (415) 288-4050 or visit www.pincsf.org.
Access Institute for Psychological Services has helped thousands of adults, children, couples and families, for the past 10 years. Access provides therapy, medication consultation and psychological testing services at its Hayes Valley clinic, San Francisco public schools and at an adult day health center in Hunters Point. Through its psychoanalytically oriented training program, Access is also building a community of clinicians who are committed to community service.
This course is designed for a wide-array of audiences: from early career community mental health clinicians to experienced analysts who have an interest in socio-cultural-political issues.