Wed, Sep 12, 2018 to Wed, May 22, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Exact dates, times and meeting locations will be emailed to enrolled participants.
Adam Blum, Psy.D.
Monika Telichowska, Psy.D.
German Cheung, Psy.D.
Case Conference | Consultation Group
Participant Limit: 

$380 Non-Members
$190 NCSPP Members
$190 Scholarship (prior approval required to register at this fee)

Tuition listed above is for early registration ($40 discount off full fee, $15 discount for NCSPP CMH Members). For registrations received after the deadline, full tuition will be applied to all registrations.

Please consider joining NCSPP at the CMH membership rate of $90 in order to register at the NCSPP Member rate! 

Early Registration Deadline: 
August 29, 2018

NCSPP offers online course registration and payment using PayPal, the Internet’s most trusted payment processor. All major credit cards, as well as checking account debit payments, are accepted.


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 consultation group will process clinical work by licensed or unlicensed employees of county-funded or non-profit CMH agencies, and will be led by seasoned clinicians who have experience in community settings.The groups will meet approximately every other week, on either Wednesday or Thursday evening, and be held at the consultants offices, all located in San Francisco.


Adam Blum, Psy.D., has written about psychoanalysis and the music of Björk, Kendrick Lamar, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Sondheim, Copland, and Michael Jackson. He has a private practice in San Francisco.

German Cheung, Psy.D., is a bilingual and bicultural psychologist and works psychoanalytically with children and adults in private practice. He trained at Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. (RAMS), where for eight years he supervised trainees, post-doctoral candidates, and staff. Dr. Cheung also provides clinical consultation for therapists and organizations in the Bay Area and Hong Kong.

Monika Telichowska, Psy.D., has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, group, and family psychotherapy. Dr. Telichowska has a passion for working with clients who are traditionally underserved and applies an integrated approach in her work, informed by relational, intersubjective, socio-cultural, developmental, trauma, and attachment theories.

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: 

Enrollees who cancel at least SEVEN DAYS prior to the event date will receive a refund minus a $35 administrative charge. No refunds will be allowed after this time.  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 .

Katherine Eng, Ph.D., Chair
Andrea Chan, Psy.D.
Geetali Chitre