POTAC Spring Friday Forum 2013 – Enjoying and Engaging with Challenging Older Adults

POTAC Spring Friday Forum

Enjoying and Engaging with Challenging Older Adults

with Jane Dressler, JD, OTR/L and Carolyn Glogoski, Ph.D., OTR/L

Friday, June 7, 2013
12:30 – 4:00 PM


San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue, Rm 7E12, San Francisco, CA 94110

Event Description

This three-hour presentation will begin with a discussion of how aging affects select areas of occupational performance, performance skills, performance patterns and client factors, and explores how unique contexts influence older adults’ occupational performance. We will explore emotional states frequently experienced by older adults and the universal structures that can help us better understand clients’ distress and challenging behaviors. Specific techniques to manage difficult situations will be provided. Concepts from the existential humanistic frame of reference will be introduced to further participants’ understanding of older adults’ occupational performance and to remind all participants of the joys of client-centeredness. Continue reading

Occupational Therapist – Community Hospital – Monterey

Part-time OT position (with benefits) available at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, working in Inpatient Psychiatry. Job duties include client evaluation, assessment, treatment planning/implementation, and discharge instructions. Must have previous exposure and/or knowledge of adults with mental health and/or chemical dependency diagnosis; experience with Allen Cognitive model is preferred.

For more information, call 831-624-5311 or 888-452-4667.

Occupational Therapist – VA Medical Center – San Francisco

Occupational Therapist

VA Medical Center – San Francisco

Full-time OT position available working for the VA in San Francisco as the primary OT for the Substance Abuse Day Hospital and as one of two therapists for the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center. The OT’s primary role is to assess human behavior and plan and implement individual and group OT programs for psychiatric outpatient clients.

Salary range and more job information can be found at www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/336179000 — and in applying, note Job Announcement Number HYB-829823SG and Control Number 336179000. Contact the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, VA Medical Center at 415-221-4810 ext. 4819, with any questions about this position.

Note: Applications must be submitted by 2/4/2013.