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Sydney Ehinger

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Child Life Graduate Student & Graduate Research Assistant

Sydney Ehinger is a Child Life graduate student working with Dr. Diane Bales on the Better Brains for Babies and USDA Opioid Misuse Prevention research outreach projects.

Room 220 Hoke Smith Annex
300 Carlton St.
Athens, GA 30602

sre25103@uga.edu

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
BS Psychology The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill May 2020
BA Anthropology The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill May 2020

Biography

I am a master's student in the Child Life program with interests in providing psychosocial support for hospitalized children and their siblings, ways we can diversify child life as a profession, and ways to make the journey to child life certification equitable for all students. My thesis focuses on examining the relationship between Impostor Phenomenon (IP) and burnout in Certified Child Life Specialists. My passion in this topic is driven by the high rates of burnout in the field and our need efficiently combat them using evidence based practice.

I also am a graduate research assistant working with Dr. Diane Bales on the Better Brains for Babies and USDA Opioid Misuse Prevention research outreach projects.

Publications

Ehinger S. (2020, September). Facing Inequalities in the Journey. The Florida Association of Child Life Professionals. Student Guest Blog. 

Ehinger S. (2020, July). Finding the Beauty in the Journey. The Florida Association of Child Life Professionals. Student Guest Blog.

McElroy F., Hayes J., Jenkins K., Ehinger S., Williams T., Patel T., Fuentes V., Beerli Z., McCormick E., Griffin D., & Yaros A. (2019, December).  Neighborhood Risk and Parental Involvement in School based on Immigration Status. Presentation, Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International, Durham, North Carolina.

Ehinger S., Hellberg S. N., DeMartino E., Griffith O., Buchholz J. L., & Abramowitz J. S. (2019, November). Examining the mediating roles of guilt and cognitive fusion in the link between obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions and depressive symptoms. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Atlanta, Georgia.

Hellberg, S. N., Wieman, S. T., Ehinger, S., DeMartino, E., Griffith, O., Buchholz, J. L., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2019, July). Guilt and cognitive fusion as potential pathways linking obsessive-compulsive symptoms to depression. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), Austin, Texas.

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