James ?Buck? Runyan


James Runyan

James D. “Buck” Runyan, MS, LMFT, LPC, CEDS, F.iaedp

Buck has over 24 years of experince in the treatment of eating disorders. His prior roles have included supporting eating disorder treatment programs as an Executive Director, Chief Operation Officer, Clinical Director, Program Director and Therapist. For a number of years, he had a private practice in Southern California treating clients with Eating Disorders, Self Injurious Behavior and Bariatric Surgery.

Buck has served on the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Board of Directors from 2010 through 2016. He is a past-President for the Board of Directors and remains an active member of the iaedp Certification Committee and Senior Advisory Council. He was the founding president of iaedp’s™ first regional chapter located in Orange County California and has been involved with the development of multiple US chapters.

His credentials include those as a California Marriage and Family Therapist, an Arizona Licensed Professional Counselor, IAEDP Certified Eating Disorder Specialist Supervisor and a Fellow of iaedp. 

Buck’s completed a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology at California Baptist University in Riverside California.