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Eric Carl Oxelson

Eric Carl Oxelson, American mental health program executive, psychotherapist. Licensed clinical social worker, California; diplomate American Board Examiners Clinical Social Work. Fellow National Institute of Mental Health, 1967-1968.


  • Oxelson, Eric Carl was born on June 3, 1942 in Vallejo, California, United States. Son of Carl Edward and Ruth Lamina (Cox) Oxelson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, Harvard University, 1966. Master of Social Work, University Minnesota, 1968.


    • Volunteer United States Peace Corps, Peru, 1964-1966. Social worker Ramsey County Mental Health Center, 1968-1970. Social work supervisor St. Paul Ramsey County Medical Center, 1971-1972.

      Program manager Kingsview Community Services, Reedley, California, 1973-1977. Chief of community counseling centers Merced (California) County Department Mental Health, 1977-1986. Deputy director clinical services Merced County Department Mental Health, since 1986.

    Major achievements

    • Licensed clinical social worker, California. Diplomate American Board Examiners Clinical Social Work.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    President Mental Health Advisory Board, Madera County, 1987-1988, Boy Scouts American Troop Committee, Madera, since 1983. Affirmative Action Committee, Madera Unified School District, since 1983. President California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth, Sacramento, 1983-1987.

    Member National Association Social Workers (California chapter board directors 1982-1984, regional treasurer 1986-1988, chairman Social Worker of Year committee 1984-1988), American Group Psychotherapy Association, California Coalition for Mental Health (secretary-treasurer 1988, treasurer 1989).



    Wood carving, reading, camping.


    • Married Maureen Teresa Reilly, Jun 11, 1966. Children: Eva Maria, Canh Eric, Meghan Teresa.
    • father: Carl Edward Oxelson
    • mother: Ruth Lamina (Cox) Oxelson
    • spouse: Maureen Teresa Reilly
    • children: Eva Maria Oxelson
    • Canh Eric Oxelson
    • Meghan Teresa Oxelson
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    Born June 3, 1942
    (age 75)