Film Showing & Discussion on Mental Illness

Film Showing & Discussion on Mental Illness

On Saturday, October 17, 2015, the Psychotherapy Institute will present a showing of the award-winning film “Mind/Game: the Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw.” The film will be followed by a discussion with producer/director Rick Goldsmith, Doug Moorhead, Gigi Crowder and Andrea Lappen, Ph.D..

Chamique Holdsclaw was hailed as the “female Michael Jordan,” impressing crowds with her artistry, athleticism and drive. A 3-time NCAA champion and number one draft pick in the WNBA, Holdsclaw seemed destined for a spectacular professional career—until her long-suppressed battle with mental disorders emerged to derail her career and threaten her life. This film intimately chronicles Holdsclaw’s athletic accomplishments and personal setbacks and her decision—despite public stigma—to become an outspoken mental health advocate.

Rick Goldsmith is a twice-Academy-Award-nominated documentary filmmaker, most recently for “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers.” His films address important social issues, have been broadcast nationwide and internationally and are used in high schools, colleges, universities and by activist and community organizations in the U.S. and abroad.

Doug Moorhead is a Berkeley psychiatrist who was the medical director of Berkeley Mental Health for many years. He has taught at several Bay Area graduate psychology and psychotherapy programs. Since 1975, Doug has maintained a private practice in somatic psychotherapy.

Gigi R. Crowder is the ethnic services manager for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services and has worked in the behavioral health care field for more than 27 years. As a family member of several loved ones who have received private and public mental health services, Gigi is a strong advocate for promoting culturally responsive behavioral health services for all clients, consumers and family members.

Andrea Lappen, PhD, has been a psychotherapist since 1979. She has supervised and taught in a number of psychology graduate programs in the Bay Area. She is a longtime member of The Psychotherapy Institute and is a supervisor in TPI’s Community Clinic. Andrea has a private practice in Albany, treating adults, teens and couples.

Event Details


La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 (View Map)


10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Sliding scale, $5-25. Open seating.


For more information on this event and to register, visit the Continuing Education event page.