POTAC committee members Beth Ching and Karen McCarthy along with Shelby
Surfas, OTAC Lobbyist Ivan Altamura, and OTAC Vice President Bryant Edwards, represented mental health OT at the California Board of Psychology meeting on August 16. On September 18, 2018, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., of California announced he had signed into law OTAC’s sponsored legislative bill, AB 2221 (Bloom).

Advanced Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Occupational Therapy

We are pleased to invite you to an information session about the Advanced Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Occupational Therapy (MBOT) on Tuesday, November 20 at 12:00 p.m.

Designed for working professionals, this program includes four online courses and an in-person five-day residential training retreat in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. Formal admission is required for the program; all applications for the Spring 2019 term must be submitted by December 15, 2018. Learn more about the program curriculum, class schedule, and admission requirements via

If you have any questions about the program, please contact me at ude.usjsnull@nilhgualcm.ellehcor.

Thank you,

Rochelle McLaughlin
MBOT Program Director
Department of Occupational Therapy
College of International and Extended Studies
San José State University