Occupational Therapy Association of Californa

OT in Mental Health Symposium

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2020 OT in Mental Health Symposium

Earn up to 6 PDUs

April 25, 2020
8:00am - 4:30pm

More details to come!


  • 8am – 9am – Registration and Light Breakfast
  • 9am – 10am – Introduction and Keynote – Anne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA, Professor Emerita San Jose State University
  • 10:15am – 11:15am – Lived Experience – Presenter to be announced
  • 11:15am – Noon – The Impact of Hearing Voices on Sexuality and Relationships – Emilio Villavicencio, OTS, and Kristen Gottheil, OTS
  • Noon – 1pm – Networking Lunch
  • 1pm – 2pm – Building Innovative Roles for Mental Health OTs in a Nonprofit Setting – Michelle Burlyga, MS, OTR/L
  • 2pm – 3pm – Introduction to Culturally Responsive Care – Beth Ching, OTD, M.Ed, OTR/L
  • 3pm – 3:15pm – Break
  • 3:15pm – 3:45pm – Emerging Roles in Occupational Therapy: A Panel
  • 3:45pm – 4:15pm – Speak Out!
  • 4:15pm – 4:30pm – Wrap Up and Evaluation
  • 5:00pm – Post-event social at Paper Plane, an easy-going, fun atmosphere, with world class crafted cocktails. Must be 21. Not included in registration.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
$50 retained to cover processing costs. Written notice must be received in OTAC office by April 17, 2020 to be eligible for refunds. No refunds after this date. Disclaimer: OTAC reserves the right to make changes to the program. No refunds will be made based on these changes.