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San Francisco
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
United States

The opioid crisis now sweeping across the nation is an epidemic of epic proportions.  With many years of experience in rehabilitation and addiction counseling, Dr. Heather Brostrand will present an overview of this crisis, her insights regarding what happened, and what some of the solutions are to address this healthcare disaster.

Dr. Brostrand began her rehabilitation counseling career in California, after finishing her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at UCLA. She has been a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor since 1995, with a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling, a certificate in Drug and Alcohol Studies, and a PhD in Rehabilitation and Counselor Education from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She has taught in the graduate rehabilitation counseling master’s program at the University of Idaho, San Francisco State University, University of North Texas, and in the Addictions Program at Diablo Valley College.  Heather worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the California Department of Rehabilitation and with Contra Costa County Mental Health. Most recently, she was an Assistant Professor and the Program Coordinator of the Master of Science Vocational Rehabilitation program at Sacramento State.

In the past, she has worked with non-profit, private, school, state, and federal rehabilitation agencies. Heather has made numerous local, regional and national presentations and has authored four articles and a book chapter. She is currently the Director of Training and Assistant Professor in Argosy's Clinical Mental Health Counseling MA program. She is the interim coordinator for the other psychology master's degrees and the EdD in Counseling Psychology.

Meeting Schedule:

12:00 Noon Registration & Networking
12:15 PM (sharp!)  Meeting begins (club business first, followed by keynote speaker)
1:30 PM Meeting adjourns

This is a weekly membership meeting for The Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests.

Each luncheon ticket includes a three-course lunch. Tickets for Club members are $35 each; $30 if you register online in advance. Non-member tickets are $40 each. Payment by credit card or check is preferred. Tickets available for purchase only at the door.