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

Employment Specialists (San Rafael and Santa Rosa)

Buckelew Programs

Employment Specialists (Two positions: San Rafael and Santa Rosa)

Job Summary

Two full-time “Employment Specialist/Team Leader” positions available with Buckelew Programs’ Employment Services division, one in Santa Rosa (for Sonoma County) and one in San Rafael (for Marin County).


These positions require at least two years’ experience working in vocational or social services with persons with mental illness, along with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in social science (occupational therapists encouraged to apply). Among other duties, will work with clients individually and in groups to engage them in the process of obtaining and managing employment; will develop network of employers and referral sources; and will assist in service coordination of clients working through other Buckelew Programs services.

More Information

For more information, see  www.buckelew.org/bes.

To Apply

Contact Shelley Norris Alvarez at 415-453-0456 or gro.welekcubnull@nyellehs for the Marin job, or contact Katrin Ciaffa at 707-571-5593 or gro.welekcubnull@cnirtak for the job in Sonoma.

Fall Friday Forum – An Introduction to the Executive Function Performance Test

Fall Friday Forum

An Introduction to the Executive Function Performance Test

Presenter: Barbara Rodrigues, MS, OTR/L

Friday, November 12, 2010
1:00 – 4:15 PM


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

Description of Program

According to the Test Protocol Booklet ((Baum, C., Morrison, T., Hahn, M., & Edwards, D. (2003). Test Protocol Booklet: Executive Function Performance Test. St. Louis, MO: Washington University.)), the Executive Function Performance Test (EFPT) was developed utilizing the Kitchen Task Assessment as a prototype. This top-down functional assessment test is used to provide a performance-based standardized assessment of cognitive function. Continue reading