Fall Friday Forum 2011 – Supporting Tobacco Cessation with Persons Taking Psychotropic Medication

Fall Friday Forum

POTAC, UCSF, and the San Francisco VA Medical Center present

Supporting Tobacco Cessation with Persons Taking Psychotropic Medication

with Judith J. Prochaska, Ph.D, MPH, Associate Professor in Residence, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

And Panelists

David Kan, MD, Director, SF VAMC Opiate Replacement Therapy

Sarah Popish, PharmD, Clinical Mental Health Pharmacist, VISN 21

Amy F. Rogers, OTR/L, Assistant Program Director, Buckelew Employment Services

Friday, September 16, 2011
11:45 AM – 3:15 PM

Location

VA Medical Center Auditorium
4150 Clement Street (at 42nd Avenue), San Francisco, CA

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Spring Forum – Wellness and Recovery for Mental Health Practice

Preview – Spring Forum

Wellness and Recovery for Mental Health Practice

with Margaret (Peggy) Swarbrick, PhD, OTR/L, CPRP

Saturday, March 26, 2011
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location

Dominican University of California
Guzman Lecture Hall, 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901

Wellness: A Model for Personal and Professional Practice
Wellness is a conscious, deliberate process that requires a person to become aware of and make choices that help promote a more satisfying lifestyle. Wellness includes eight dimensions and a wellness lifestyle includes a self-defined balance of health habits. The wellness approach is even more important as we watch too many people with psychiatric disabilities living in poverty, under- and unemployed and socially excluded. Continue reading

Dynamic Cognitive Groups

POTAC presents

Dynamic Cognitive Groups: How to Set Up a Group to Reach Your Population

Presenter: Susan Edelsberg, OTR/L, GCFP

Friday, February 25, 2011, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Laguna Honda Hospital
375 Laguna Honda, Rm. A-300, San Francisco, CA 94116

Description of Program

A range of cognitive group exercises using a variety of sensory strategies will be presented in a hands-on, experiential format. Discussion will address how exercises can be adapted to fit your population. Continue reading