Fall Friday Forum – A Review of Changes in the DSM-5 and the ICD-10

POTAC and El Camino Hospital present

A Review of Changes in the DSM-5 and the ICD-10

with Liz Cara, PHD, OTR/L, MFCC

Friday, October 26, 2012
1:00 – 4:30 PM


El Camino Hospital Mountain View
New Main Hospital, Meeting Room G
2500 Grant Road, Mountain View, CA 94040

Presenter’s Bio

Dr. Liz Cara is a professor of occupational therapy at San José State University with clinical experience in the rehabilitation of people with mental disabilities. She is co-editor and co-author of Psychosocial Occupational Therapy: An Evolving Practice, and has authored papers on clinical fieldwork, infant mental health, and Dian Fossey (the primatologist and graduate from SJSU’s OT Department). Dr. Cara’s scholarly interests include psychobiography, clinical supervision, infant and family mental health, group dynamics, interpersonal communication, psychosocial disorders, and causes and prevention of genocide.

Program Description

The new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-5, is scheduled to be published next year and will be considerably different from the previous versions. It will include a dimensional approach and also possible new disorders that may be of interest to occupational therapists. A global approach, the International Classification of Disease, the ICD-10, is also more recent and more widely used. This presentation will be a review of the proposed changes and a discussion of how the changes will influence occupational therapy practice.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify changes in the DSM categorization system and approach.
  2. Identify the similarities in the DSM and ICD classification systems.
  3. Use a case study approach and discussion to identify outcomes of occupational therapy interventions using the new classification systems.

Price & Education Credits

Pay at the door: $25 for POTAC & OTAC members; $40 for nonmembers; students $5

Certificates of Attendance will be provided to qualify for PDUs & CEUs – 3 contact hours

This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of Continuing Education Credit (CEUs) for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider Name: Psychiatric Occupational Therapy Action Coalition. POTAC’s Provider Number: PCE 5125. There will be no refunds in cases of failure to attend the complete presentation.

A percentage of all proceeds go to the Kim Aspelund Memorial Scholarship


To reserve a space, register before October 24 with Barbara Rodrigues at moc.liamgnull@toseugirdorb or call 831-462-7834.


Directions and map to El Camino Hospital

Campus and parking information: View PDF. Please park in Lot A.


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OTTP Open House on June 12

The Occupational Therapy Training Program (OTTP) is hosting an open house on Tuesday, June 12th from 6:00–8:00 pm. Please join us to  celebrate thirteen years of successful programming in San Francisco to youth facing significant challenges.

The event will be held at the Thrive House, a beautiful Edwardian home that offers a safe haven for youth. The Thrive House is located at 1100 Broderick Street, San Francisco, 94115. Enjoy an appetizer as you chat with OTTP staff, community supporters, and alumni youth, and consider joining our advisory committee!

Please RSVP to Colleen Devine, MS, OTR/L, OTTP-SF Director, at gro.fs-pttonull@enived.neelloc or call (415) 551-0975.

Open Steeting Committee Meeting – 4/28/2012 – Cibo Restaurant

Open Steering Committee Meeting

Saturday, April 28, 2012
12 Noon – 2:00 PM


Cibo Restaurant
3398 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306 [get directions]


Round table check-in and updates; sharing of clinical issues and concerns; updates on sensory modulation in attendees’ facilities, networking.

RSVP to Lynna Kaplan at moc.liamgnull@pakannyl to receive a copy of the full agenda prior to the meeting.

Spring Friday Forum 2012: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills and Occupational Therapy – A Natural Fit

Spring Friday Forum

POTAC and San José State University present:

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills and Occupational Therapy – A Natural Fit

with Cathy Adams, MS, OTR/L & Kathy Overstreet, OTR/L

Friday, May 4, 2012
12 Noon – 4:30 PM


San José State University
Central Classroom Building (CCB), Rm. 115 Continue reading