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Sexual assault can lead to a multitude of symptoms that can negatively impact an individual’s occupational participation and quality of life. However, the literature and programming surrounding the use of occupational therapy (OT) with survivors of sexual assault is limited or outdated. Therefore, this program was created to be a resource and guide to increase the use of OT with survivors. This program included a total of five modules, which provided education and occupation-based activities to the participants to increase their occupational participation, specifically in work and education, and their overall quality of life. Following the conclusion of the implementation phase, a program manual was created and disseminated to continue the program following the conclusion of the capstone experience and to serve as a resource for the use of OT with survivors of sexual assault.

Publication Date

Spring 4-17-2024


University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences


Survivors, Sexual assault, Mental health, Occupational therapy, Education, Work, Quality of life

Medical Subject Headings

Occupational therapy, Sexual assault, Occupations, Survivors, Mental health, Quality of life, Education, Work


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Occupational Therapy | Psychiatric and Mental Health


Poster presented at the Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, held online at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on April 10-17, 2024.

OT's Role with Survivors of Sexual Assault