POTAC Spring Friday Forum 2013 – Enjoying and Engaging with Challenging Older Adults

POTAC Spring Friday Forum

Enjoying and Engaging with Challenging Older Adults

with Jane Dressler, JD, OTR/L and Carolyn Glogoski, Ph.D., OTR/L

Friday, June 7, 2013
12:30 – 4:00 PM


San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue, Rm 7E12, San Francisco, CA 94110

Event Description

This three-hour presentation will begin with a discussion of how aging affects select areas of occupational performance, performance skills, performance patterns and client factors, and explores how unique contexts influence older adults’ occupational performance. We will explore emotional states frequently experienced by older adults and the universal structures that can help us better understand clients’ distress and challenging behaviors. Specific techniques to manage difficult situations will be provided. Concepts from the existential humanistic frame of reference will be introduced to further participants’ understanding of older adults’ occupational performance and to remind all participants of the joys of client-centeredness. Continue reading

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