We are delighted to announce that Dr. Margo Maine and Dr. Beth McGilley
will join Zuzanna Gajowiec CEDS-C; Chair of iaedp International Chapter
Ireland as guest speakers at Peer Consultation and Special Interest
Group in June.

Mon June 24th June 6.30 Irish time

Margo Maine is a highly respected specialist in the eating disorder
field. She is also author of a number of very well known books. Her
newest book, Hair Tells a Story: Hers, Yours, and Ours (McFarland
Books), explores women’s relationship with their hair, a neglected
aspect of body image.

Dr. Beth McGilley is is a psychologist in private practice, specializing
in the treatment of eating and related disorders, body image, athletes,
trauma, and grief. Her practice is informed by feminist, HAES, and
social justice perspectives.

We are so delighted that they will be joining us on Monday 24th June –
so if you are a:

✨ psychologist

✨ therapist

✨ counselor

✨ dietitian

✨ nutritional therapist

✨ nutritionist

✨ coach

✨ peer support worker

Working in the field of eating disorders

To register for this free event:

More information about the event and our special guests:

Dr. Maine and McGilley have each been involved in the field of eating
disorders for nearly four decades. They have contributed through their
advocacy, their writing and professional education, and their clinical

Their work includes an edited text regarding the gap between research
and treatment in our field (Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the
Research – Practice Gap. edited by Margo Maine, Beth McGilley & Douglas
Bunnell. Elsevier, 2010), a persistent problem limiting the
effectiveness of our clinical work. The early days of treatment included
Hilde Bruch’s work ( really exclusively on anorexia as no one had yet
identified bulimia and other eating disorders) and the family therapy
model championed by Sal Minuchin. Over time, treatment has become
manualized and prescriptive, evolving into alphabet soup: CBT, FBT,
ACT, IPT, EFT and many other limited models. Maine and McGilley both
have refused to join the alphabet soup orientation as it ignores the
therapeutic relationship- to them the heart of treatment and the road
to recovery. Two “hot topics” that stir their interest are the elusive
definitions of recovery and eating disorders in midlife and later years.
In this informal conversation, they will discuss these issues and others
relevant to treatment in this era, reflecting on how eating disorders
have changed over the years and are now a global issue occurring across
age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, ability, class,
culture, and place.

They hope to spark a lively discussion of the challenges inherent to
treating eating disorders, the gaps that you experience as eating
disorder clinicians, and how your professional organization can address

Other books by Margo Maine

  • Hair Tells a Story: Hers, Yours & Ours: (Toplight, 2023)
  • Pursuing Perfection: Eating Disorders, Body Myths, and Women at
    Midlife and Beyond, with Joe Kelly, Routledge (2016)
  • Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research – Practice Gap.
    Co-edited with Beth Hartman McGilley & Douglas Bunnell. Elsevier (2010)
  • Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders:
    The Heart of the Matter. Co-edited with William Davis & Jane Shure
  • The Body Myth: Adult Women and the Pressure to Be Perfect, with Joe
    Kelly (John Wiley, 2005)
  • Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters, and the Pursuit of Thinness
    (Gurze, 2004)
  • Body Wars: Making Peace with Women’s Bodies (Gurze, 2000)
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