Case Conference | Consultation Group
Sat, Sep 1, 2018 to Sat, Jun 1, 2019
Exact Dates, Times and location are TBD
Participant Limit: 

Tuition per session noted below. Payment for all sessions will be due in full upon registration.

$20 General Public
$20 Full Members
$10 CMH Members
$20 Associate Members
$10 Student Members
$10 Scholarship (prior approval required to register at this fee)

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.

Tuition does not include the cost of readers.

Registration will open soon.


Clinical Consultation Group 
for CMH Clinicians

Course Overview: 

The frenetic pace of agency work in community mental health makes finding time and space to think deeply about our work difficult. 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 is providing an additional forum to reflect on our clinical work.

This clinical consultation group will process clinical work by licensed or unlicensed employees of county-funded or non-profit agencies and will be led by seasoned clinicians who have experience in community settings.

Target Audience & Level: 

This group is open to staff members of county-funded or non-profit agencies and is designed to process clinical work by licensed or unlicensed employees.

Cancellation & Refund Policies: 

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

Contact Information: 

For program related questions contact David Cushman at or 415-841-2481.

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 .

David Cushman, Psy.D., Chair
Stefania Pifer, Psy.D., Chair
Suresh Chacko, Psy.D.
Katherine Eng, Ph.D.
Peggy Kim, LMFT