Mindfulness-Based Intervention in Occupational Therapy


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Stephanie Sutter, OTD

Stephanie Sutter received a doctorate in occupational therapy from the University of Florida in 2022. Stephanie completed her doctoral capstone work with the UF Counseling and Wellness Center where she elevated the profession’s emphasis on holism through the development and implementation of a group meditation and mindfulness wellness series. It is important to note that occupational therapy (OT) is different than traditional talk therapy and counseling in part as the profession's unique training involves the use of a variety of holistic methods with a focus on engagement in meaningful activities (i.e., occupations) to support overall wellness and participation in life.


Rosa West, PhD, MBA, LMHC, LMFT

Anna B Galloway

Anna B Galloway P-OTD, MOT, OTR/L, MT-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

This presentation will cover the following topics: (1) What Mindfulness-Based Intervention (MBI) Is, (2) Evidence for MBI, (3) How MBI Relates to Occupation, and (4) OT Practice Implications.

Target Audience

This course is well-suited for occupational therapists as well as other professionals with an interest in mental health.

Educational Level

Introductory: Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe what mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) is and obtain broad overview of current evidence regarding MBI.
  • Describe how MBI aligns with occupation, especially with aspects of the OTPF-4 and the recovery model.

Completion Requirements

1 Contact Hour for State of Florida Occupational Therapy practitioners will be awarded upon a successful completion of a multiple choice post-test. Participants will be able to print a certificate of completion after completing a short course evaluation in addition to the post-test.

Disclosure Statement

Instructors have stated that they have not received funding to support this training.

Instructional Methods

One (1) hour course during which the learner will view a streaming video presentation, reference PowerPoint® slides, and take a multiple choice post-test.


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