Job demands, relationship conflicts, family, finances, deadlines, health issues. Every day we juggle multiple roles and responsibilities. Our attention is pulled in a myriad of directions. And, with lightning-fast technology at our fingertips, we’re “on” and accessible 24/7. We’re a society living on overload. So, how do we manage everything that comes at us in a day?
Dr. Rebecca A. Powers, MD, MPH will address the topic of stress, how to reduce it and how to manage it in a presentation at Oregon Institute of Technology’s Wilsonville campus this Friday, November 9, 2012. Dr. Powers will speak at Noon in Room 106. The presentation is free and open to the public.
She is a Board Certified Diplomat in Adult Psychiatry and also a Board Certified Diplomat in the subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Powers graduated from Oregon Tech’s Klamath Falls campus in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology. While working full time as a medical technologist, she completed a master’s in public health with an emphasis in prevention in 1983 at Loma Linda University. She went on and completed medical school in 1990 at Loma Linda University Medical Center where she also fulfilled her residency.
At Stanford University Hospital, Powers specialized in child and
adolescent psychiatry as a fellow and completed her fellowship in 1995.
As the Chief Fellow at Stanford, she developed the Adolescent Alcohol
and Drug Treatment Program and became the director of that program.
Dr. Powers has received numerous awards and recognition for her work, most notably the Presidential Scholar Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Janssen Clinical Scholar Award from the US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress, and the Patton State Hospital Award.
Since completing her fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center, she has been the Attending Physician for the Eating Disorder Clinic for Adolescents and the Attending Physician on the Comprehensive Pediatric Care Unit at Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Dr. Powers has a private practice in Campbell, California and remains on faculty at Stanford University. She is also a forensic expert for the legal system. Further, she was president of the Santa Clara County Psychiatric Association for three years and continues her involvement in psychiatric physician associations on a local and national level. She also created the Mountain Oak Comprehensive Care, PC for women.
Dr. Powers believes treatment is exclusive to each patient. “My philosophy is to treat patients in a holistic manner. I want to get them well and I aim to keep them well. I believe in attending to the physical, mental, genetic, social, lifestyle, environmental, and spiritual aspects of each person. Keeping all those critical characteristics in mind, it is also important to tend to each person as a unique individual.”
Questions about Dr. Powers’ presentation at Oregon Tech should be directed to Gwen Raubolt, Director of Marketing and Communication at Oregon Tech, at 541-885-0938 or Gwendolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Oregon Tech
Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is one of seven universities in the Oregon University System, and the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communications and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech has a full-service, residential campus in Klamath Falls and an urban campus in Wilsonville. The university also has sites in Beaverton, Salem, La Grande, and Seattle, as well as online degree offerings. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.
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