CANCELLED – POTAC Winter Forum 2019 – Sexuality and Intimacy as Activities of Daily Living

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Date & Time
March 2, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Samuel Merritt University



We are sorry to report that this upcoming POTAC Winter Forum has been cancelled due to potential travel complications in case of a further government shutdown and the inability to arrange a remote teleconference. We apologize and will be presenting our POTAC Spring Symposium in April 2019. Stay tuned.

—POTAC Steering Committee

POTAC & Samuel Merritt University present

Sexuality and Intimacy as Activities of Daily Living

with Bernadette Hattjar, DrOT, Med, OTR/L, CWCE (PA)

Saturday, March 2, 2019
Registration 9:00 AM
Presentation 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Samuel Merritt University
Health Education Center (HEC) 311
400 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609

Program Description

This presentation will highlight the complexities of addressing the intimate subject of sexuality and sexual activity within the confines of OT and the OT, client-centered, intentional relationship with a client. Topics for this presentation will include: terminology, personal clinical experiences, structure for addressing the subject, and the nuances that exist among a variety of diagnostic groups. Suggestions for increasing the likelihood of addressing this topic will also be provided.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Acknowledge the terminology and the components associated with dealing with sexual activity (sexual activity, sexuality, sensuality, etc.)
  • Use personal reflection to clarify their skills and limitations as OTs in dealing with and addressing the subject of sexuality with clients/patients.
  • Develop a usable skill set—for example, PLISSIT, Intentional Relationship, Sexuality Questionnaire—to more consistently address this topic with clients/patients.
  • Synthesize the link between a diagnosis and actions as a way to facilitate addressing and intervening with clients in regard to their issues.

Presenter’s Bio

Dr. Hattjar has specialized clinically in the development and execution of work and industrial programs. She has also worked extensively in the areas of pediatric psychiatry and adolescent psychiatry. Realizing the importance of promoting occupational therapy within the community, she utilizes community program development and program execution through her “Community Occupational Therapy” course.


Light breakfast included, but a no-host lunch – Brown bag or eat in the school cafeteria.


To reserve a space, contact Beth Ching at ude.ttirremleumasnull@gnihcb or call 510-879-9200 ext. 7386 by Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Admission cannot be guaranteed without pre-registration.

Pay at the door: $75 for POTAC & OTAC members; $85 for non-members; students $10. Checks or cash only, no credit cards. Certificates of Attendance will be provided to qualify for PDUs – 6 contact hours. A percentage of all proceeds goes to the Kim Aspelund Memorial Scholarship.


For directions, campus map, and parking information, visit Parking at the Providence Parking Structure across the street from 3100 Summit (across from Bldg. #4 on the map) Cross streets: btw. Telegraph & Broadway. Transit: MacArthur BART and shuttle to campus.

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