Occupational Therapy Association of Californa

OT in Mental Health Symposium

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May 20, 2023
9:00 AM to 2:45 PM

$79 for OTAC Members
$109 for Nonmembers
$49 for Student Members
$79 for Student Nonmembers

Cancellation/Refund Policy. $25 is retained to cover cancellation/refund processing costs. Written notice must be received in the OTAC office by May 12, 2023 to be eligible for refunds. No refunds after this date. Disclaimer: OTAC reserves the right to make changes to the program. No refunds will made based on these changes.

Symposium Committee
Jessica De Brun, OTD, OTR/L
Sherry Hite, MOT, OTR/L
Ingrid Leu, OTD, OTR/L
Erin McIntyre, OTD, OTR/L


9:00am – 9:15am:
Welcome and Introduction

9:15am – 10:15am:
Occupational Therapy and Forensic Mental Health Panel

10:15am – 11:15am:
Professional Advocacy and Program Development in Nontraditional Roles for Persons Experiencing Homelessness

11:15am – 11:30am:

11:30am – 1:00pm:
Carrying Our Stories into Mental Health Practice: Anti-Oppression in Occupational Therapy

1:00pm – 2:30pm:
Putting on Our People Lens: Lived Experience as Pedagogy

2:30pm – 2:45pm:
Wrap Up | Questions

This Symposium Will Be Recorded
Participate virtually on May 20, 2023, and then re-watch at your convenience for the life of the recording on OTAC’s platform. Recordings are generally available 7 days following the conclusion of the event.

PDUs will be entered into your MyOTLicense cloud-based PDU tracking ‘filing cabinet.’ (Must be an OTAC member or MyOTLicense subscriber. This service is available only to OT/OTA licensees.) To earn PDUs, registrants must complete the post event survey that is emailed out within one week following the event.

Why OTAC Symposia?
To support OTAC Core Value 7 – Professional Development: To provide quality education and resources to advance the knowledge, skills, and continued competence of occupational therapy practitioners.

About OTAC.
OTAC is a nonprofit, 501c6. This means that end-of-year net revenue is retained for operations and benefit of the members and is not distributed to private owners. It is governed by an elected, noncompensated Board of Directors.

OTAC Mission Statement.
OTAC is the collective voice that serves, promotes, and supports the profession of occupational therapy.

Symposium Disclaimer
This Symposium is sponsored by OTAC for the purpose of professional development. The material presented is not intended to represent the only or the best methods appropriate for the occupational therapy and/or medical condition or professional development issues being discussed, but rather is intended to present the opinions of the presenters, which may be helpful to other health care professionals at arriving at their own conclusions and consequent application. Attendees participating in this professional development education program do so with the full knowledge that they waive any claim they may have against OTAC and its representatives for reliance on any information presented during this educational event.

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About MyOTLicense.
MyOTLicense is a secure, cloud-based, easy-to-use virtual information and management tracking tool to help occupational therapy practitioners manage their professional information: licenses, certificates, memberships, professional development. You can think of MyOTLicense as your professional virtual electronic filing cabinet.