University at Buffalo

Wendy M. Guyker

Wendy M. Guyker

Clinical Associate Professor


Specialty/Research Focus

Meditation, Mental Health and Wellness; Self-regulation; Wellness; Yoga

Contact Information
409 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: 716-645-1105

Education and Training:
  • Ph.D., University at Buffalo, Counseling Psychology (2010)
  • B.S., Cornell University, Human Development (2002)
Awards and Honors:
  • 40 Under 40 Award; Buffalo Business First; 2018-10-01;
Recent Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Cook-Cottone, C., Etsey. E., & Guyker W. (2018). A district-wide qualitative study of yoga in the schools: Outcomes and challenges. Contemporary School Psychology.
  • Cook-Cottone, C., LaVigne, M., Guyker, W., Travers, L., Lemish, E., & Elenson, P. (2017). Trauma-informed yoga: An embodied, cognitive-relational framework. International Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 9, 1-10.
  • Cook-Cottone, C., Serwacki, Guyker, W., Sodano, S., Nickerson, A., Keddie-Olka, E., & Anderson, L. (2016). The role of anxiety on the experience of peer victimization and eating disorder risk. School Mental Health, ISSN: 1866-2625.
  • Nasir. A., Janikowski, T., Wang, C-C., & Guyker, W. (in press). Modifying the Student Course Engagement Questionnaire for Use with Online Courses. Manuscript submitted for publication in the Journal of Educators Online.
  • Cook-Cottone, C., & Guyker, W. The Mindful Self-Care Scale: Development and Psychometric Evaluation. Manuscript submitted for publication in Mindfulness.
Recent Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • Cook-Cottone, C., & Guyker, W. (2020, September). Mindful self-care and sustainable activism. Presented at the Graduate School of Education Teach-In for Racial Equity, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Guyker, W, Randall, AK, & Wang, C. (2021, March). SCAID Roundtable: Compiling effective strategies to promote advocacy, inclusion, and diversity in counseling psychology training programs. Presented at the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs Mid-Winter Conference. (Virtual).;
  • Guyker, W., & Noel, T.K. (2021, April). Synergies between research and teaching. Presented at the Graduate School of Education Grant Tuesdays workshop series (Virtual).;
  • Cook-Cottone, C., Estey, E. E., Percy, I., Roff, C., Rovig, S., & Guyker, W. (2022). Eat Breathe Thrive: The theory, practice and multi-study investigation of yoga-based program for the prevention treatment of eating disorders. Presented at the annual meeting of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.;
  • Smith, A., Cook-Cottone, C., & Guyker, W. (2021). A controlled trial of a yoga-based program to reduce trauma symptoms and promote wellbeing in Rwanda, Africa. Presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.;
Recent Grants:
  • Exploration of Women Veterans’ Health and Wellness Activities in Primary Care; Federal; VA Center for Integrated Healthcare Pilot Grant Program; Awarded; (06/01/2020-06/01/2022)
  • “Investigation of the effectiveness of the Mind Body Wellbeing Program in Rwanda”; Foundation and Research Organization; Kate Spade Foundation; Awarded; (01/01/2019-01/01/2021)
  • “Investigation of the effectiveness of the Mind Body Wellbeing Program in Somalia and Kenya.”; Federal; UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund); Awarded; (05/01/2017-08/31/2017)
  • United Nations Peace on Purpose Program - Program Evaluation, Phase III; Foundation and Research Organization; United Nations; Awarded; (09/01/2018-02/01/2019)
Recent Editorships:
  • Editorial Board Member; Eating Disorders; Journal of Prevention and Treatment

Contact Information

409 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: 716-645-1105