Occupational Therapy Association of Californa

OT in Mental Health Symposium

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July 10, 2022
8:45 AM to 3:00 PM

$79 for OTAC Members
$99 for Nonmembers
$39 for Student Members
$59 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 July 7, 2022 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, MOT, OTR/L
Sherry Hite, MOT, ORT/L
Ingrid Leu, OTD, OTR/L
Erin McIntyre, OTD, OTR/L


8:45am – 9:00am
Welcome and Introduction

9:00am – 10:00am
Optimizing Client Mental Health through Trauma Responsive Occupational Therapy Practice

10:00am – 11:00am
Beyond the Medical Model: Seeing Psychosis through a Human Lens

11:00am 11:15

11:15am – 12:15pm
Attachment, Trauma, and Mental Illness: Intersections and Implications at the Micro, Meso, and Macro Levels

12:15pm – 1:15pm
Trauma, Marginalized Intersectional Identities, and Your Occupational Responsibility

1:15pm – 1:30pm

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Occupational Therapy and Intimate Partner Violence: Overcoming Trauma and Finding Meaning

2:30pm – 3:00pm
Presenter Panel: Q&A

About This Virtual Symposium
All sessions will be recorded. Participate virtually on July 10 and then re-watch the sessions at your convenience until August 31, 2022. Recordings will be available July 18, 2022.

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

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 the educational event.