Erin McIntyre, OTD, MA, OTR/L

Assistant Professor, OT Programs


San Marcos, CA


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Clinical Education
Community Mental Health
Higher Education
Mental Health


Doctor of Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California
Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California
Bachelor of Arts in Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California

Research Interests

Psychosis as a Human Experience
Trauma-Informed Care
Trauma-Informed Pedagogy
Experience of Hoarding Disorder
Experts by Experience in Academia
Advising and Mentoring in Higher Education

Dr. McIntyre is an Assistant Professor of occupational therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, San Marcos, CA campus. Dr. McIntyre completed her bachelor’s, master’s and post-professional degrees in occupational therapy at the University of Southern California. Dr. McIntyre’s career has focused on working with adults labelled with serious mental illness in a range of service settings, both inpatient and community based, nationally and in the United Kingdom, where she spent six years working in London.

Dr. McIntyre’s primary practice interest is working with adults experiencing psychosis in community-based mental health settings. Her scholarly work has focused on occupational therapy’s role in trauma-informed education, secondary trauma, the experience of hoarding disorder, psychosis as a human experience, and the inclusion of experts by experience in academic settings. She is the author or co-author of several book chapters related to mental health occupational therapy practice, including the recent update of Bruce & Borg’s Psychosocial Frames of Reference (2015).

She has served as a fieldwork educator in various mental health emerging practice settings, including a variety of services for individuals experiencing homelessness, as well as substance use and recovery settings. Dr. McIntyre co-facilitates the AOTA Psychosis Community of Practice and also serves as the Occupational Therapy Association of California representative for the California Coalition for Mental Health.