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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.


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.


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).


  • Other Interests

    Wood carving, reading, camping.


Married Maureen Teresa Reilly, Jun 11, 1966. Children: Eva Maria, Canh Eric, Meghan Teresa.