Lindsay Sycz, M.A.

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5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 3077
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: 773-834-0963
Fax: 773-702-4443

Education & Training

  • PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Roosevelt University, 2017 (expected)
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, Roosevelt University, 2014
  • BA, Psychology, McGill University, 2008

Clinical Interests

  • Women’s issues
  • Eating disorders and obesity
  • Sexual abuse and other forms of trauma
  • Substance use

Research Interests

  • Relationships among disordered eating, body dissatisfaction, and sexuality
  • Role and impact of trauma in eating disorders and treatment outcomes
  • Gender stereotypes

Society Memberships

  • Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA)

Selected Publications

  • Coleman, J. M., Torres-Harding, S., & Sycz, L. J. (2014). Race Differences in College Women’s Intent to Self-Protect Against Violence. Manuscript under review, Department of Psychology, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL.
  • Thaler, L., Groleau, P., Bruce, K. R., Israel, M., Badawi, G., Sycz, L., & ... Joober, R. (2013). Epistatic interaction between 5HTTLPR and TPH2 polymorphisms predicts novelty seeking in women with bulimia nervosa spectrum disorders. Psychiatry Research, 208, 101-103. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2012.11.028
  • Thaler, L., Groleau, P., Badawi, G., Sycz, L., Zeramdini, N., Too, A., & …Steiger, H. (2012). Epistatic interactions amongst dopaminergic genes in Bulimia Nervosa (BN): Relationships to eating- and personality-related psychopathology. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 39, 120-128. doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2012.05.019
  • Groleau, P., Steiger, H., Bruce, K., Israel, M., Sycz, L., Ouellette, A.-S., & Badawi, G. (2012). Childhood emotional abuse and eating symptoms in bulimic disorders: An examination of potential mediating variables. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 45, 326-332. doi: 10.1002/eat.20939
  • Mansour, S., Bruce, K., Steiger, H., Zuroff, D., Horowitz, S., Anestin, A., & Sycz, L. (2012). Autonomous motivation: A predictor of treatment outcome in bulimia spectrum eating disorders. European Eating Disorders Review, 20, 116-122. doi: 10.1002/erv.2154
  • Groleau, P., Steiger, H., Joober, R., Bruce, K. R., Israel, M., Badawi, G., & … Sycz, L. (2012). Dopamine-system genes, childhood abuse, and clinical manifestations in women with bulimia-spectrum disorders. Journal Of Psychiatric Research, 46, 1139-45. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2012.05.018