Ann Sauer, Ph.D., ABPP

Program Director and Associate Professor


Midwestern University 
College of Health Sciences
Clinical Psychology Program
Alumni Hall, Room 350A
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Office: (630) 515-6245
e-mail: asauer@midwestern.edu

EDUCATION

PhD Clinical Psychology Loyola University of Chicago 1989
MA Clinical Psychology Loyola University of Chicago 1987

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Board Certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), November, 2012.

Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, 2012-present.

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice for over 25 years, doing psychotherapy and psychological assessment with adolescents and adults. Specializing in treatment of eating disorders, postpartum depression, miscarriage, infertility, and other women's health issues.  Interests in application of ethical decision making in clinical work.

RESEARCH SUMMARY

Research interests in the areas of

Research projects

Conducting a long-term psychotherapy outcome study at the University Counseling Center, looking at the impact of Counseling Center services on psychological symptoms and aspects of self-concept.

Selected Publications and Presentations

Sauer, A. & Lute, R.M. (2017). Integrating "Integrated Healthcare": Strategies within a Clinical Psychology Program and the University. Presentation at the 2017 National Council of Schools of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) Midwinter Conference, Long Beach, California. January, 2017.  

Sauer, A., Houseman, H. & Hecht, S. (2016). Feedback: Giving and Receiving, the Good, Bad and the Just Ugly. Presentation at the Fall Illinois Psychological Association Psychology Internship Consortium (IPAPIC) Meeting, Downers Grove, Illinois. November, 2016.  

Farrell, K., Sauer, A., Serluco, S., Houseman, H. & Hecht, S. (2016). Feedback: Giving and Receiving, the Good, Bad and the Just Ugly. Presentation at the 2016 Illinois Psychological Association Convention, Oak Brook, Illinois. November, 2016.  

Zoline, S., Hammer, S., Perrotta, P., Sauer, A. & Sivan, A. (2016). The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Ethical Pitfalls in Clinical Practice.  Presentation at the 2016 Illinois Psychological Association Convention, Oak Brook, Illinois. November, 2016.  

Wilkinson, K., Sauer, A., Farrell, K. & Lute, R. (2016). Stepparenting: An Exploration of Variables Impacting Stepfamilies. Poster presented at the Illinois Psychological Association Convention, Oak Brook, Illinois, November, 2016.  

Serluco, S., Ney, R., Farrell, K., Sauer, A. (2015) Empathy and Healthcare: Assessing and Comparing Empathetic Attitudes Between Osteopathic and Allopathic Medical Students. Poster presented at the Illinois Psychological Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois, November, 2015.  

Zoline, S., Hammer, S., Metz, L.D., Perrotta, P., Sauer, A. & Sivan, A. (2015). Looking Within:  How Do Personal and Situational Dynamics Interact with Ethics?  Presentation at the 2015 Illinois Psychological Association Convention, Skokie, Illinois.  November, 2015.  

Zoline, S., Athans, M., Hammer, S., Metz, L.D., Perrotta, P., Sauer, A. & Sivan, A. (2014). RU@Risk: Ethics and Technology. Presentation at the Illinois Psychological Association Convention, Skokie, Illinois.  November, 2014.   

Sauer, A.M., Torgerson, C., & Krohn, D. (2012). Assessing the Outcome of Services at a Professional School Counseling Center. Presentation at Midwestern University, College of Health Sciences Scholarship Forum, November, 2012.  

Recent Student Dissertations

2017 The Diagnostic Sensitivity and Clinical Utility of Theta Beta Ratio in an ADHD Population
2017 Explicit and Implicit Weight Bias Among Clinical Psychology and Healthcare Graduate Students: Implications for Treatment Recommendations 
2017 The Experience of Pregnancy in Graduate School: Instructor, Faculty, and Preceptor Attitudes Towards Pregnant Graduate Students 
2017 The Development of an Occupational Burnout Treatment Program for Clinicians Working Primarily with Seriously Mentally Ill Populations 
2017 Stepparenting: An Exploration Of Variables Impacting Stepfamilies 
2016  The Impact of Burnout on Graduate Students and their Partners 
2016 Body Dissatisfaction, Perception of Aging, and Self-Objectification In Aging Adult Women
2016 Body Image, Internalized Sociocultural Attitudes Toward Appearance, Health Locus of Control and Health Values in Graduate Healthcare Students 
2015 Variables Associated with Experiential Avoidance in Adults Seeking Bariatric Surgery
2014 Knowledge of and Attitudes Towards Eating Disorders: A Study of Future Healthcare Professionals 
2014 The Impact of the Internalization of Sociocultural Attitudes on Body Image, Disordered Eating and Fitness Orientation in Male and Female Graduate Healthcare Students 
2014 Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: A Literature Review

     

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

PSYCD 1501
Introduction to Ethics and Professional Practice

PSYCD 1708
Advanced Ethics