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Frances Arnold, Ph.D., co-founder of the Center for Women's Psychological Health, has years of clinical and academic experience in the area of women's psychological development. She is an instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School, and served as director of McLean Hospital Women's Outpatient program until 1999. She is particularly interested in women and the workplace, including the advancement of women, leadership issues, balancing work and family, and consultation to industry. Her clinical work includes individual and family therapy for a wide range of issues, such as stress management, relationship conflicts, affective illness, substance abuse and trauma-related disorders. She is also interested in the impact of biological, medical, and reproductive issues on women's psychological well-being. Dr. Arnold has lectured and consulted on clinical and organizational topics including women and affective illness, midlife issues, adolescent girls,  the impact of trauma, and the development of specialty programs for women and their families in psychiatric departments and other organizations. Dr. Arnold has a general practice in Cambridge and Lexington, where she sees adolescents, adults and families.

Stephanie R. Brody, Psy.D. , co-founder of the Center for Women's Psychological Health is an Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.  She provides supervision and educational seminars in psychotherapy to trainees at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. Former co-director of the McLean Hospital Women's Outpatient Program, Dr. Brody has many years of experience as an individual and group psychotherapist. She has lectured in  clinical and academic settings on topics including psychological trauma, group psychotherapy, women's psychological development and therapist self-disclosure. She has extensive experience consulting to private and public clinical institutions to assist treatment teams with issues of diagnosis, intervention, and interpersonal team dynamics. Dr. Brody has a general practice in clinical psychology in Lexington where she provides individual psychotherapy, consultation to clinicians and clients, and diagnostic psychological testing. Her clients are individuals who present with a wide range of issues including affective and anxiety disorders, relationship and parenting concerns, work-related stress, and the psychological impact of medical and reproductive problems. Her major clinical and professional interests include the psychological impact of medical illness, women's psychological development, women and leadership, and gender dynamics in the workplace.

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Trude Kleinschmidt, M.D., is a psychiatrist at McLean Hospital, on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, and maintains a private practice in psychotherapy, pharmacology and consultation. Dr. Kleinschmidt is interested in the integration of mental health with physical health, and the adaptation to transition throughout the life cycle.

Susan W. Pasternak, D.M.H., is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst on the faculties of Harvard Medical School and the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. She has extensive experience teaching the combined McLean/MGH Psychiatry Program and the McLean Psychology Program. Dr. Pasternak's practice includes adults and couples. She has a special interest in working with executive couples as they navigate the balance of career choices in a dual career marriage or partership. Her other interests include contemporary theories of women's development and the theory and technique of a relational approach to psychoanalysis.

Loring Stevens is the President of Multimangement Corporation which provides systems management to a variety of businesses and non-profit organizations. In addition, she is the business manager for the Center for Women's Psychological Health and has a special interest in the conflicts women experience in balancing work, family needs and obligations.


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