Sat, Apr 22, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lafayette Reservoir Loop

3849 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
Salon | Social Event
CE Credits: 
Participant Limit: 

Free to CMH Workers (daily $6 parking fee)

Early Registration Deadline: 
November 05, 2022



Course Overview: 

This event allows those who work in Community Mental Health to get out and meet others in the field while having an outlet to spend time in the outdoors. The path is paved and accessible. Family, partners, and friends are invited to join.

Commitment to Equity: 

Working in CMH settings involves consideration of multiple factors working with marginalized populations. This event serves to provide a space for clinicians to meet others in the field for support, exercise, and fun.

Target Audience & Level: 

This event is open to all clinicians working in community mental health non-profit and government-funded agencies.

Contact Information: 

For program related questions contact Hoa My Nguyen, LCSW;


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 .

Katherine Eng, Ph.D., Chair
Geetali Chitre, Psy.D.
Hoa My Nguyen, LCSW