Belmont High School & McLean Hospital 2015-2016 Speaker Series

Belmont High School

In Collaboration with

McLean Hospital


Proudly Presents


Location:  Belmont High School Little Theater

Admission:  FREE

The College Transition

What to Expect


Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, PhD  &

Catherine Bell, PhD

October 14, 2015 – 7:00 pm

The College Transition:

Embracing Challenges


Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, PhD  &

Catherine Bell, PhD

January 27, 2016 – 7:00 pm


Stress and Teens:  How We Can Help


Karen Monroe, MD

April 27, 2016 – 7:00 pm


–About Our Speakers—

Stephanie Pinder-Amaker, PhD

Dr. Pinder-Amaker is an instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School with over 25 years of experience in college student mental health treatment administration and policy.  She is the founding director of McLean Hospital’s College Mental Health Program, a unique initiative serving students from over 200 institutions of higher education.  Dr. Pinder-Amaker lectures and conducts workshops throughout the country, with a focus upon college students.  She has served as guest editor for the Harvard Review of Psychiatry’s special issue on college student mental health, and has published widely.

Catherine Bell, PhD.

Dr. Bell is a Staff Psychologist at McLean Hospital with approximately 20 years in the mental health field and with more than five years of experience in college student mental health.  She provides direct support to students inside and outside the McLean Hospital system of care, helping them to strengthen their independent living and academic skills to foster a successful college experience.  Dr. Bell has special expertise in the areas of bipolar and psychotic disorders, personality disorders, anxiety, and adjustment issues.

Karen Monroe, MD

Dr. Monroe has over 15 years experience in child and adolescent psychiatry.  She has been the medical director of the Child Outpatient Clinic at McLean Hospital since 2004.  A devoted teacher, Dr. Monroe is a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and coordinates the child psychiatry outpatient training experience for third year psychiatric residents at McLean Hospital.  Dr. Monroe has a private practice in Cambridge.  She has a strong interest in helping youth and young adults learn to manage the many stresses in their lives.

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