chapter  3
Psychoanalysis and Community-Based Clinical Work
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Community-based clinical work takes place in two contexts: the public, or governmental, sector and the nonprofit or nongovernmental sector composed of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), known in the United States as nonprofit corporations. In both of these contexts, a balance must be struck between funding pressures and minimization of cost on one side, and the mission of the organization (i.e., to attend to psychological problems or mental illness) on the other.