Why Join?

You’ll find POTAC membership is quite reasonable at $25 for the whole year ($10 for students). Because our mission is to reach every OT practicing in mental health, we want to remove obstacles such as high dues from preventing our membership from hearing about jobs and signing on for educational opportunities.

Although most of our work is done by a volunteer Steering Committee, the membership dues pay for the expenses of mailing the newsletter and our website.

We also provide gratuities to some of our speakers, and from time to time, we will fly a speaker into the Bay Area from elsewhere. The dues and extra fees for trainings and forums will cover such expenses.

We find that our most valuable resources are the energy and generosity of our members and mentors who devote their valuable time to sharing information and insights with their colleagues.

We want to thank you for supporting our efforts, and invite you to please consider attending one of our open Steering Committee Meetings.

Benefits of Joining POTAC

The membership runs from July 1- June 30th annually. You can receive:

  • The quarterly POTAC Newsletter
  • Job listings sent to you via email
  • Notices about POTAC-sponsored training and symposia
  • Access to information gained through collaboration with OTAC, AOTA, and other professional groups
  • Networking with other mental health Occupational Therapists and OT Assistants

How to Join POTAC


Complete the online application form. Once completed, please pay the relevant membership fee (student or non-student).

Annual membership (non-student)
Annual membership (student)
Scholarship donation

Please consider donating to one of our scholarships:

Kim Aspelund Memorial Scholarship Donation: The scholarship aims to foster mental health practice and provide support to occupational therapy students wishing to pursue a career in mental health practice.

Anne MacRae Memorial Scholarship Donation: The scholarship aims to foster community mental health practice and provide support to occupational therapy practitioners wishing to pursue a career in community based mental health practice.


Download the POTAC application and either email your completed application to Lynna Kaplan or mail the completed form with check (made out to Psychiatric Occupational Therapy Action Coalition) to:

Lynna Kaplan, OTR/L
131 Coquito Way
Portola Valley, CA 94028