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December 4, 2013, Wednesday

5:00 - 7:00pm
San Jose State University, Boccardo Business Center (BBC), Rm 202

Thriving Through and Beyond Trauma
by Gary Karp
FREE (no PDUs offered)

Since 2004, Gary Karp has been sponsored by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center to speak at rehabilitation centers and to students of occupational and physical therapy across the United states.  Built around his experience acquiring a T12 spinal cord injury in 1973 at the age of 18, Gary demystifies the process of rehabilitation and the experience of living with a disability.  this will be Gary's second visit to SJSU and he has been enthusiastically received here by students and faculty.  This free event is well worth your time!

November 15, 2013, Friday
12:30 - 4:30pm
San Jose State University, Central Classroom Building (CCB), Rm 115

For more details, please click here for the conference brochure.

Lifestyle Choices For Wellness and Prevention of Chronic Disease
by Camille Dieterle, OTD, OTR/L
Presented by POTAC (Psychiatric OT Action Coalition) and the SJSU OT Department; an OTAC Region 3 event
also available at 12:15pm on the day of event.
Cost:  $35 POTAC/OTAC members; $50 nonmembers
4 PDUs

This seminar will cover occupational therapy interventions for weight reduction and maintenance, the prevention and management of diabetes and the precursors to heart disease: high cholesterol and blood pressure, and stress reduction and management. Topics covered include an overview of the weight loss process, building motivation for behavior change,
healthy eating, exercise, sleep and stress management with particular emphasis on how each of these lifestyle factors can impact someone with psychiatric conditions.

September 20, 2013
2:00 - 3:30 pm
San Jose State University, Central Classroom Building (CCB)

Department of Occupational Therapy 70th Anniversary Celebration
Earn three (3) CEUs by choosing one of the concurrent workshop sessions:

For more details, please click here for the conference brochure.

Please check this website for future workshops. You may also contact us and let us know if you'd like to be placed on our listserv to get an email update on future course offerings. (Please provide a mailing address if you would also like to get a brochure via regular mail.)

Other Resources for earning professional development units:

  • AOTA Continuing Education courses
  • OTAC Continuing Education courses
  • CEC (California Education Connection)

Course Materials

  • Refresher Course Brochure
  • Registration Form