Date of Award

Fall 12-2021

Document Type

OTD Capstone Project

Degree Name

Post Professional Occupational Therapy


Rehabilitation Sciences

Research Coordinator

Christine Raber, PHD, OTR/L

Program Director

Mikel Stone, OTD, OTR/L


The aim of this Capstone project was to produce a sexual health and wellness program for women in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD). Creation of the program includes an in-depth literature review and thorough needs assessment using key stake holders in the community of Southern Ohio. Through clinical practice, literature review, and needs assessment, two modules and six sections were developed. The two modules are physical and mental health aspects of sexual health. Module one is physical health and is composed of three sections that include practicing safe sex, postpartum care, and pelvic floor strengthening. Module two is mental health and is composed of three sections that include positive body image, setting healthy boundaries, and intimate social participation. The purpose of the program is to equip occupational therapists with clinical skills and knowledge as well as provide the profession of occupational with literature to support their role in addressing sexual health with women in recovery from substance use disorder.


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