BETH HARTMAN McGILLEY, PHD, FAED Clinical Associate Professor, University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita is a psychologist in private practice, specializing in the treatment of eating and related disorders, body image, athletes, trauma, and grief. A Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), and a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, she has practiced for over 30 years, writing, lecturing, supervising, directing an inpatient eating disorders program and providing individual, family and group therapy. She has published in academic journals and the popular media, as well as contributing chapters to several books. She is a journal editor for Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, and co-editor for the book: Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research/Practice Gap. She has presented extensively to national and international, lay and professional audiences, as well as appeared on a variety of local and national news and radio outlets.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr. McGilley has been a chair or member of numerous committees for the AED since its inception. These include: Health Club Taskforce (Chair, 2009-2015), Medical Management Taskforce (Member, 2009-present), Public Relations Committee (Chair, Advocacy Subcommittee, 2002-04), Membership Recruitment/Retention Committee (Co-Chair.1999-03), Fundraising Committee (Member, 2001-02), Managed Care Task Force Committee (Member, 1997-01). She is the co-founder and Co-Chair of the AED Professionals and Recovery Special Interest Group, and is a member of the AED Somatic Therapies SIG.
Dr. McGilley also specializes in applications of sports psychology and performance enhancement techniques with athletes at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. She was the sports psychology consultant for the Wichita State University Women’s Basketball team from 2005-2008. She was the co-founder and co-chair of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP) Eating Disorders Special Interest Group from 2007-2012.
Dr. McGilley co-founded and for 12 years served as the President of the Healing Path Foundation, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders in Kansas. She is a longstanding member of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Kansas Psychological Association (KPA). She was a 2008 graduate of the Kansas Health Foundation Leadership Fellows Training program. Her hobbies include competitive cycling, hiking, writing, and time with her therapy dog, Wheeler the Healer.