Guy L. McCormack, PhD, OTRL, FAOTA

Guy McCormack

Guy L. McCormack, PhD, OTRL, FAOTA

Position: Professor
Samuel Merritt University
Department of Occupational Therapy

Research Biography

Dr. McCormack is currently conducting research on the use of EEG Neurofeedback Training on variables of attention and social responsiveness on children with autism. He is also studying the effects of computer assisted remediation (Brain HQ—Posit Science) on memory, attention and cognition in older adults. Previous research consisted of using neuroscience evidence to manage pain syndromes and to investigate the efficacy of complementary therapies to manage stress and anxiety in persons undergoing cancer treatments.

Dr. McCormack is currently Co-Chair of Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee for the Occupational Therapy Association of California. He has presented papers and workshops widely at state, national and international conferences.

Dr. McCormack is the Vice President of the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC)


Johnstone, B., Yoon, D.P., Schopp, L.H., Smith, M., McCormack, G. ( 2012). Relationships Among Spirituality, Religious Practices, Personality Factors, and Health for Five Different Faith Traditions. Journal of Religion and Health. 51,4: 1017-1041.

McCormack, G. (2012). Enabling the New Generation. Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners.

Bodling, A., Cohen, D., Johnstone, G.B., Yoon, D., Schopp, L.H., McCormack, G. & Campbell, J. (2011). Relationships Between Negative Spiritual Beliefs and Health Outcomes for Individuals with Heterogeneous Medical Conditions. Journal of Religion and Health.

Jacobs, K. & McCormack, G. (2010). The OT Manager: 5th edition. AOTA Press Bethesda, MD. ISBN 978-1-56900-273-5.

McCormack, G., Douglas, B., Pauley, S., Sinquefield, L. (2010). Neurofeedback Training: Implications for Occupational Therapy. OT Practice, 15(1) 18-22.

McCormack, G., Douglass, B., Pauley, S., Volkers, J., Schultze, M. (2009). How Occupational Therapy Influences Neuroplasticity. AOTA CEU article in OT Practice, 14(17).

Johnstone, B., Yoon, D.P., Franklin, K.L., Schopp, L.H., Hinkebein, J. & McCormack, G. (2009). Reconceptualizing the factor structure of the Brief Multidimensional Measure of Religiousness/Spirituality. Journal of Religion and Health, 48 (2), 146-163.

McCormack, G. (2009). The Effects of Non-contact Therapeutic Touch on Pain in the Elderly. International Journal of Occupational Therapy—Wiley Publication. 16(1), 44-56.

Krug, G. & McCormack, G. (2008). Occupational Therapy: Evidence-Based Interventions for Stroke. Journal of Missouri Medicine, 106(2), 145-149.


$350,000—Funding from 2009 State of Missouri “Caring for Missourians for Renovation” Bill. (2009)

$241,000—Sinquefield Foundation grant to conduct research using neurofeedback training on children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. (2007-2010)

$8,800—PEW grant for Spirituality and Health Project Research Team. (2006)

$3,000—SHP Research Catalyst Fund for Validation of Neuropsychological Model of Spirituality research. (2006)


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