Susan M Knier, OTD-MH, MBA-PM, OTR/L
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Susan Knier Biographical Synopsis


Susan Knier is a licensed Occupational Therapist and Sr. Rehab. Specialist for Sharp HealthCare, San Diego’s largest health care system. Susan has teacher certifications from Stanford University, UCSD, and UCLA in empirically-supported Mindfulness and Compassion-based interventions, regularly providing training to professionals at Sharp HealthCare, as well as facilitating and consulting on hospital initiatives to reduce errors, injury, and increase safety. In June of this year, Susan will graduate with a post-professional OT doctoral degree and specialization in mental health, further aligning with her passion to optimize well-being via research and education. She has co-investigated studies examining the effects of compassion cultivation and mindful self-compassion training in healthcare professionals, an important area relevant to supporting coping with today’s fast paced, performance-driven demands.