Amy Baker Dennis, Ph.D., FAED
Dr. Amy Baker Dennis maintains a general practice and specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, women’s issues and personality disorders. She has been in clinical practice for over 40 years.
She is a psychodynamically trained clinical psychologist but is also a certified cognitive therapist. In most cases, she uses an integrative approach to treatment.
She also trains and supervises professionals in the treatment of eating disorders, personality disorders and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Dennis has served on the Boards of numerous national and international eating disorder organizations. She is a Founding Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (FAED), a Founding Fellow and Diplomate of the Academy for Cognitive Therapy, a Founder of the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) and a Founding Member of the Eating Disorder Research Society. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Eating Disorder Association, on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Eating Disorder Center of Denver (EDCD) and on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Global Foundation for Eating Disorders (GFED). She has received numerous awards for her accomplishments including "Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Eating Disorders" awarded by the Academy for Eating Disorders, and the "Lifetime Achievement Award" given by the National Eating Disorder Association.
In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Dennis is a researcher, author and professor. She has served on the faculties of Wayne State University Medical School, the University of South Florida Medical School and the Hamilton Holt Graduate School at Rollins College in Orlando, Florida. She has published extensively and spoken at conferences both nationally and internationally. Her most recent book, "Eating Disorders, Addictions and Substance Use Disorders: Research, Clinical and Treatment Perspectives" was published in March 2014.