Spring Forum – Wellness and Recovery for Mental Health Practice

Preview – Spring Forum

Wellness and Recovery for Mental Health Practice

with Margaret (Peggy) Swarbrick, PhD, OTR/L, CPRP

Saturday, March 26, 2011
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Dominican University of California
Guzman Lecture Hall, 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901

Wellness: A Model for Personal and Professional Practice
Wellness is a conscious, deliberate process that requires a person to become aware of and make choices that help promote a more satisfying lifestyle. Wellness includes eight dimensions and a wellness lifestyle includes a self-defined balance of health habits. The wellness approach is even more important as we watch too many people with psychiatric disabilities living in poverty, under- and unemployed and socially excluded. Continue reading

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.