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


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

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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

POTAC Spring Workshop 2010

POTAC and the Occupational Therapy Treatment Program (OTTP) present

The Role of the Occupational Therapist on an interdisciplinary Psychiatric Rehabilitation Team

presented by Karen Leigh, MS, OTR/L, CPRP

Friday, May 14, 2010
1:00 – 4:30 PM


425 Divisadero Street (between Oak & Fell Streets), Suite 300, San Francisco, 94117. (Free parking in OTTP lot.)


Mental health services have become increasingly rehabilitation and recovery oriented in the last several years. These changes can be seen in the way services are being provided in both private and public sectors. This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about most recent core principles of psychiatric rehabilitation as promulgated by both the US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The underlying relationship to theoretical models in occupational therapy will be highlighted through the use of extensive case examples and real-world scenarios from interdisciplinary situations. Continue reading

Fall Friday Forum: Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

POTAC and Stanford University Medical Center present

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

with Valerie S. Adams, MA, OTR/L

Friday, September 25, 2009
1:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Stanford Hospital
Vascular Conference Room H3632 (3rd Floor)
300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305


In response to the increase in the number of children being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, this presentation will explain the diagnosis and current treatment options and the effect of symptoms on behavior and functional skills.

Learning Objectives

Participants in this presentation will:

  • Understand the difference between diagnostic criteria and symptoms observed in children with bipolar disorder compared to adults with the diagnosis.
  • Know the origins, causes and contributing factors to early onset bipolar disorder.
  • Learn current medical and psychological treatments.
  • Learn accommodations and strategies effective in educational and home settings.

Speaker Bio

Valerie Adams has been the Coordinator of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy services for the Long Beach Unified School District since 2002. Her career has primarily focused on pediatrics, especially in school settings where she uses her previous work experience in mental health settings with adults as well as knowledge of sensory integration and other treatment approaches. She has presented frequently on topics related to school-based services, autism, and bipolar disorder.


$30 for POTAC members & Occupational Therapy Association of California members
$5 for students
$50 for nonmembers
Certificate of Attendance provided to qualify for 3 hours of PDUs

Registration Info

Registration deadline is September 22, 2009. To reserve a space, please contact Lynna Kaplan at moc.loanull@pakannyl to reserve a seat. You may pay at the door.

Parking is on Blake Wilbur Drive at $6 for six hours. For directions, campus map, and parking information, visit stanfordhospital.org/directions

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