Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Amy Siston is a clinical psychologist with focused expertise in psycho-oncology. She provides individual therapy to cancer patients, from diagnosis and treatment through survivorship and end of life. Recognizing that sexuality and reproductive concerns of people with cancer are under-addressed in the medical setting, she has focused her continuing education in the area of sexual health and cancer, earning certification as a sex therapist. Her research interests involve emotional issues related to the cancer experience, coping and adjustment to cancer diagnosis and treatment, survivorship, and sexual health.
Her work has been published in the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Clinical Prostate Cancer, Health Expectations, Urology, Clinical Prostate Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Quality of Life Research, Cancer, and Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. She is active in service to the profession of psychosocial oncology and serves on the American Psychosocial Oncology Society’s education, core curriculum, and sexuality special interest group committees.
Siston received a BS in applied psychology from Loyola University and a PhD in clinical psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology. She completed her residency at the University of Chicago Medicine, and a fellowship at Rush University Medical Center.