Sean M. Getty, OTD, OTR/L

Sean M. Getty, MS, OTR/L

Sean M. Getty, OTD, OTR/L

Clinical Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy Program
Site Coordinator for Southampton Campus OT Program
Doctoral Capstone Coordinator
Stony Brook University, Southampton Campus

Phone: 631-632-5025


Dr. Getty received his post-professional 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 is currently the New York Representative #1 for the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Representative Assembly.

Dr. Getty's current responsibility in the occupational therapy program is as the Doctoral Capstone Coordinator.  He also serves as the Site Coordinator of the Southampton campus. He has experience teaching the following courses: Functional Anatomy Review, Neuroscience, Assessment and Intervention in Psychosocial Occupational Therapy, and Occupational Therapy Manager.