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

POTAC Winter Training – Save the Date

Mary Jo McGuire, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, is presenting a one-day course on Cognitive-Perceptual Management of the Brain Injured at Dominican University of California at San Rafael, Saturday, March 7, 2009.

Mary Jo has served as a Clinical Supervisor at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and was on the faculty of the Occupational Therapy Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has provided home and community-based occupational therapy services since 1990. She is a strong advocate for “client-centered, occupation-based, goal-oriented” therapy. In other words, she is committed to helping people identify meaningful functional goals, and uses real activities in the home and community to help them develop the skills to maximize safety and independence. She has specialized in the treatment of the clients with cognitive-perceptual impairments, and with the elderly.
Mary Jo serves as Director of the Home and Community Based Therapy services offered through the Rehabilitation and Health Center at Park West.

More details coming soon on the Events page.