Dr. McCune Shyver is a psychologist with extensive education and training. She earned a doctorate in
clinical psychology from the University of Missouri – Kansas City where she was trained under a
scientist-practitioner model. While earning her doctorate, Dr. McCune Shyver was a member of the
Eating, Sleep, and Circadian Rhythm laboratory and dedicated her research to advancing the
understanding and treatment of Night Eating Syndrome. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at
Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center where she received substantial training in the treatment of
substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Dr. McCune Shyver attended Boston University where she
earned a master’s degree in General Psychology. She later earned her master’s in Counseling and
Guidance with an emphasis in couples and family work.
Dr. McCune Shyver’s clinical training sites include:
- Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center
- Children’s Mercy Integrative Pain Management Clinic
- Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment
- Insight Counseling, LLC
- University of Missouri-Kansas City Community Counseling and Assessment Services
In addition to her education, Dr. McCune Shyver served as the Director of Admissions for an inpatient
eating disorder treatment center from 2004-2011. In this work, she assessed eating behavior for
thousands of individuals, made recommendations for care based on severity of symptoms, and helped
patients and families coordinate the care they needed. With her education and experience combined,
Dr. McCune Shyver is an expert in the assessment and treatment of eating behavior.
Dr. McCune Shyver has been involved in psychological research since 2003. Her primary research
interests include eating disorders and she dedicated much of her academic career to the understanding
and treatment of Night Eating Syndrome. As a result, she is one of the only psychologists in the nation
trained in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of Night Eating Syndrome. Dr. McCune Shyver has
publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and her research has been routinely presented at
national and international conferences.
While Dr. McCune Shyver specializes in eating disorders, she also has substantial training and experience
treating depression and anxiety disorders, which often co-occur with eating issues. She earned a
separate master’s degree dedicated to counseling couples and families. She understands of the
importance of family dynamics and how healthy relationships promote general well-being.