Fall Friday Forum 2017 – The OT Role in Work Readiness Program Development and Delivery

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Date & Time
October 6, 2017
1:30 PM – 4:45 PM

UCSF Dept. of Psychiatry at SF General Hospital


POTAC & Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital present

The OT Role in Work Readiness Program Development and Delivery

with Anne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA

Friday, October 6, 2017
Registration 1:30 PM
Presentation 1:45 – 4:45 PM


Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue
Dept. of Psychiatry Bldg. 5, 7th Fl., Rm. 7M30AB
San Francisco, CA 94110

Program Description

Work readiness, which primarily consists of “soft skills” such as communication and social skills, is an area that is especially consistent with the skill set of occupational therapy. The challenges for occupational therapists are to clearly define the specific and unique role for occupational therapy and to develop work readiness programs that are marketable and sustainable, as well as meaningful to multiple populations.

Learning Objectives

After reviewing the therapeutic value of work and the philosophical /theoretical underpinnings of the role of occupational therapy, group discussions and activities will focus on developing flexible work readiness program curricula and potential marketing and outreach strategies.

Presenter Bio

Dr. Anne MacRae is a Professor Emerita of San José State University and remains active in occupational therapy as a consultant, private practitioner and author. Among her many consultation and practice responsibilities was the development and implementation of work readiness programs for vulnerable and underserved populations, including people with mental illness/substance abuse, parolees, survivors of domestic violence, and transitioning youth.


To reserve a space, contact Annette Pinto at gro.hpdfsnull@otnip.ettennA or call 415-206-4945 by Wed, October 4, 2017. Admission cannot be guaranteed without pre-registration.

Pay at the door: $25 for POTAC & OTAC members; $40 for non-members; students $10. Checks or cash only, no credit cards. Afternoon snacks included.

Certificates of Attendance will be provided to qualify for PDUs – 3 contact hours.

A percentage of all proceeds go to the Kim Aspelund Memorial Scholarship.

For campus map, transportation and parking, click here: http://zuckerbergsanfranciscogeneral.org/getting-here/

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