Dr. Sydney Brodeur’s passion is providing best-practice, research-informed, and multiculturally competent treatment to patients and their families suffering from an eating disorder. She is committed to increasing access to effective treatment, training professionals to deliver gold-standard care, and empowering them to be the best providers and people they can be.
Dr. Brodeur McDonald received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2005 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a concentration in the interdisciplinary treatment of adolescents with eating disorders. She assisted with the opening of Carolina House, a residential eating disorder treatment facility in Durham, NC, and was the first Clinical Director there. From 2008 – 2019 Sydney served as the eating disorder specialist and Associate Director for Training at University Counseling Services at VCU. In that role, she maintained APA accreditation of the psychology internship program and was the administrator for the training program for students in psychology, social work, and counselor education. She also served as a member of the center’s executive team.
Presentation Safe Zone – LGBTQIA+ Training
The purpose of the Safe Zone Program is to reduce heterosexism, cissexism, sexism, and prejudice toward LGBTQIA+ people through education and awareness-raising in order to make our workplaces safer and more inclusive environments for all members of our community regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. This Safe Zone Program works toward this goal by providing a network of resources and support for LGBTQIA+ identified individuals.