Sat, Jan 11, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Instituto Familiar de al Raza
2919 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Jamie Salas, MS
Francisco J. Gonzalez, M.D.
Participant Limit: 


Early Registration Deadline: 
January 10, 2014

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Course Overview: 

Please join us as we continue our series of Reflective Spaces | Material Places gatherings.  Instituto Familiar de la Raza, a community clinic established in 1978 by Chicano activists, provides a unique cultural setting for the practice of community mental health. By providing a protected cultural environment, it offers a location where milieu, indigenous practice, flexible boundaries, and community ritual create a "transitional place," a place for mediating what is culturally self and not-self. We will present extended examples of clinical work, using this as a basis for describing the ways that cultural practice becomes a necessary part of healing and how this impacts how we practice clinically.

January topic -- La Cultura Cura: The Place of Culture at Instituto Familiar de la Raza.

We welcome anyone who would like to participate, so please invite any interested colleagues. Your RSVP is appreciated (though not required).

Co-Sponsor Information: 

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.

Target Audience & Level: 

This event is open to all community mental health providers, licensed mental health professionals, graduate students in training, as well as members of the lay public who have an interest in psychoanalytic psychology. This event is also open to and interested in people who are doing community work and do not know or use psychoanalytic thinking and in psychoanalytic practitioners who do not know much about community mental health.

Contact Information: 

For program related questions contact Francisco Gonzalez, M.D. at 415-923-9919 or f.j.g@comcast.net.