Sean M. Getty, OTD, OTR/L

Sean M Getty

Sean M. Getty
Clinical Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy



Mental Health Recovery; Mentorship; Addressing Culture in Therapy; Community-Based Program Development



Sean Getty, OTD, OTR/L, is a clinical associate professor and interim chairperson of the Stony Brook Occupational Therapy Program. His background is in mental health recovery, where he has implemented multiple programs for individuals with severe mental illness. He is the founder of, a website that connects mentors and proteges in occupational therapy. He is the board president of the Connetquot Foundation for the Advancement of Children and board secretary of the Connetquot Cares Community Coalition, both of which are non-profit organizations. He has presented at local, national, and international conferences.


Bachelor of Science, Biology, Stony Brook University
Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences, Touro College
Master of Science, Occupational Therapy, Touro College
Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

For more information, please click here for Sean Getty's web page.