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Date of Award


Document Type

Oral Presentation/Poster

Degree Name

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Whitney Lucas Molitor


Occupational therapy, sexual health, sexuality, military sexual health, LGBTQ health

Subject Categories

Occupational Therapy


The purpose of this capstone project was to improve the practice of addressing sexuality through occupational therapy. To achieve this, the project was composed of two components, with each component focusing on a distinct population that often experiences sexual health disparities. The primary purpose of Component 1 was to gain advanced clinical practice experience while treating military service members that were referred to occupational therapy for services regarding sexuality. The primary purpose of Component 2 was to create a continuing education course on LGBTQ-inclusive practice so that occupational therapy practitioners may improve service provision to LGBTQ clients by comfortably and competently providing affirmative care. Both components proved to be valuable in increasing understanding of how sexuality aligns with various aspects of the domain of occupational therapy. Implications and recommendations for clinical practice and occupational therapy educational programs are discussed.