Eastern Michigan University
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Rachel Sienko, M.S.

rsienko@emich.edu

Education

Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Eastern Michigan University, 2011 to present

Dissertation: An Examination of Attribute Trade and Weight Stigma in Online Dating. Proposed August 2014.

Qualifying Paper: The Problem of Obesity in Adults with Emphasis on Weight Loss Maintenance and Prevention of Weight Regain: Psychopathology, Psychotherapy, Health Systems, and Research Design. Passed August 2013.

M.S. Clinical Psychology, Eastern Michigan University, 2012
Master's Thesis: The Relationship of interpersonal sensitivity, identity impairment, and Binge Eating Disorder among college women. Defended October 2011.

B.A. Psychology, Adrian College, 2008
Senior Thesis: Gender differences in attitudes towards sexuality in advertising. Minor in Women's Studies.

Practicum Training

Eastern Michigan University Counseling and Psychological Services (2010-2011; 2015-present)

Eastern Michigan University Psychology Clinic (2012-2015)

Confident Kids Camp (August 2014)

McCaskill Family Services (2013-2014)

Research Interests

Eating and weight-related disorders (e.g., binge eating and obesity), weight stigma, body image, and women's health.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Sienko, R.,Saules, K. K., and Carr, M. M. (under review). Internalized weight bias mediates the relationship between depression and disordered eating behavior among women who think they are overweight. Eating Behaviors. 

Saules, K.K. Carey, J. B., Carr, M. & Sienko, R (in press). Binge-Eating Disorder: Prevalence, Predictors, and Management in the Primary Care Setting.  Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management.

Published Abstracts

Sienko, R., & Saules, K. K. (2011). The relationship of interpersonal sensitivity, identity impairment, and Binge Eating Disorder among college women. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41S, s96.

Presentations

Carr, M.M., Saules, K.K., Badaoui, H.H., Seinko, R., & Snapp, E. (accepted for 2016, April). Dimensions of impulsivity are differentially associated with binge eating, binge drinking, and their comorbid presentation. Presentation submission to the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Sienko, R. (2014, November). Psychological characteristics of online daters. Oral presentation at the Eastern Michigan University Graduate Research Conference, Ypsilanti, MI. Faculty sponsor: Karen K. Saules, Ph.D.

Sienko, R., Carey, J., & Saules, K. K. (2014, March). An examination of differences in body image and binge eating among Caucasian and African American college women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Michigan Psychological Association.

Sienko, R., & Saules, K. K. (2011, April). The relationship of interpersonal sensitivity, identity impairment and Binge Eating Disorder among college women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Sienko, R.  (2010, March). Binge eating and self-concept among college students. Poster presented at the annual Eastern Michigan University Graduate Research Fair, Ypsilanti, MI. Faculty sponsor: Karen K. Saules, Ph.D.

Sienko, R. (2009). Gender differences in attitudes towards sexuality in advertising. Poster presented at the annual Midwestern Psychological conference, Chicago, IL. Faculty sponsor: Hank Cetola, Ph.D.

Abstract Reviewer

The National Multicultural Conference and Summit 2015

Honors and Awards

Travel Awards, Eastern Michigan University, 2011, 2014

Doctoral Fellowship, Eastern Michigan University, 2011-present

University Fellowship, Eastern Michigan University, 2009

Darcey Award, Adrian College, 2007, 2008

Trustee Scholarship, Adrian College, 2005-2008

Dean's List, Adrian College, 2005-2008