Bryan P. McCormick has worked in the field of recreational therapy for more than 25 years as a practitioner, educator, and researcher.
He has been on faculty at Indiana University since 1995. He also served on faculty at East Carolina University. He has served on boards of directors of the Recreation Therapists of Indiana (RTI) and the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA). He is also an ATRA past president.
McCormick is an author of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and 11 book chapters, and his work focuses on the social and community functioning of adults with severe mental illness. He has conducted research and trainings in psychiatric rehabilitation in the U.S. as well as Eastern Europe.
He was a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research and lectures in psychiatric services at the University of Kragujevac, Serbia. McCormick is a fellow in the Academy of Leisure Sciences and a fellow in the National Academy of Recreational Therapists.
His work has appeared in journals such as Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, American Journal of Recreation Therapy, Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, Disability and Rehabilitation, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, Journal of Leisure Research, Journal of Rehabilitation, Journal of Travel Research, Leisure Sciences, Schizophrenia Research, Therapeutic Recreation Journal, and World Leisure Journal.