Sat, Mar 8, 2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Instituto Familiar de la Raza
2919 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Participant Limit: 

$35 *

Early Registration Deadline: 
March 07, 2014

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Course Overview: 

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. 

Please spend the day with us as we expand both our thinking and our community. This day will consist of a morning case presentation by Sarah Steinberg, MA, followed by a conversation with discussants Clara Kwun, LCSW and Aimee Armada, MFT, a morning large group discussion, and lunch. In the afternoon, small "think tank" groups which will focus on a variety of topics that attendees choose. The day will culminate in a large group discussion, moderated by Francisco Gonzalez, MD, Rachel Peltz, PhD, and April Fernando, PhD, focused on building and sustaining our group, Reflective Spaces/Material Places.

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.

Cancellation & Refund Policies: 

There are no refunds for this event.

Contact Information: 

For program information please contact Mia Maturen, MA, (415) 494-8250, miamaturen@gmail.com

* If you are unable to afford the cost of admission, please do not hesitate to contact us. We have some opportunities to help with the conference in exchange for the cost of the registration fee. Contact: Mia Maturen, MA.