Sean M. Getty, OTD, OTR/L
Clinical Associate Professor
Dr. Getty received his OTD from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in May 2020 and his Bachelor’s of Health Science/Master’s in Occupational Therapy combined degrees from Touro College in 2005. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from SUNY Stony Brook in 2000. His clinical practice has primarily been in mental health and administration, with a focus on recovery-based approaches for persons with severe mental illness. He has implemented two unique interdisciplinary programs focused on client-centered, recovery-based treatment for persons with mental illness, transforming the role of occupational therapy within this model of treatment. He has supervised over 250 students on fieldwork affiliations and has received two awards for fieldwork supervision. Prior to his full time position as an Assistant Clinical Professor, Dr. Getty was an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University’s COTA/OT weekend program for 5 years and has been a guest lecturer at several other universities. He has presented about mental health recovery on state, national, and international platforms. He currently serves as Professional Development Coordinator (Forums) for the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Mental Health Special Interest Section.
Dr. Getty's current responsibility in the occupational therapy program is as Site Coordinator of the Southampton campus. He has experience teaching the following courses: Functional Anatomy Review, Neuroscience, Mental Health Concepts, Psychosocial Theory and Practice, Case Studies I, and Introduction to Evidence Based Practice for Occupational Therapy.