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Irene Pierce Stiver Psychology Alumni Association

Fall 2011 Newsletter (pdf)

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Mission Statement

The Irene Pierce Stiver Psychology Alumni Association, named in honor of the founder of the McLean Psychology Department, strives to bring its membership closer together as a professional community, to introduce alumni to the current interns and postdoctoral fellows, and to promote an ongoing vital relationship with McLean Hospital.  

The Irene Pierce Stiver Psychology Alumni Association News

The Irene Pierce Stiver Psychology Alumni Association News is an annual newsletter delivered to all members of our readership. Regular features include important McLean Hospital updates, an Innovations Corner, an Author's Corner, an Alumni Class Notes section, periodic Alumni Profiles and a section on McLean Trivia compiled, in part, by Terry Bragg, McLean Archivist. The Alumni Association News has recently upgraded to a vibrant, multi-colored format. The Alumni Association News is collaboratively produced by Cecelia O'Neal, Marketing and Business Development Operations Director and Rob Youngberg ('94), Alumni Association Co-Chair. 


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Psychology Alumni Association


Randy P. Auerbach '09-'10
Thröstur Björgvinsson '96-'97

Class Representatives

The Irene Pierce Stiver Psychology Alumni Association is comprised of approximately 275 graduates. To simplify communication across our growing membership, we have asked one person from each graduating class to serve as Class Representative. It is the Class Representative's responsibility to send annual e-mails to former interns and post-doctoral fellows requesting personal and career updates for the Alumni Class Notes section of the newsletter. In the past, Class Representatives have played an important role in locating transplanted and missing alumni. We are greatly indebted to them for their ongoing efforts.

The following is a list of the McLean Alumni who have agreed to be Class Representatives for their respective training year:

1972-73 Peter Yaffe
1974-75 Ronnie Levine
1976-77 Cate Dooley
1977-78 Len Sommers
1978-79 Carol Kaufman
1979-80  Bob Dello Russo
1980-81  Brian O'Sullivan/Fran Arnold
1981-82 Z. Peter Mitchell
1984-85 Susan Miller
1985-86 Mary Rose Girardi
1986-87 Theo DeWitt
1987-88 Audrey Wagner
1998-89 Cynthia Dorsey

1989-90 Lisa Najavits/Judy Saltzburg
1990-91 Sharon Stein McNamara
1991-92 Virginia R. Youngren
1993-94 Rob Youngberg
1994-95 Kurt Brenner
1995-96 Nancy Huxley
1996-97 Melissa Soza Fees
1997-98 Laura Ferrer
1998-99 Rima Saad
1999-00 David Stember
2000-01 Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell
2001-02 Susan Parks
2002-03 Kim Gratz
2003-04 William Jaffee
2004-05 Catherine Tellides
2008-09 Scott Fish
2009-10 Randy P. Auerbach
2010-11 Sara St Germain-Smith

If your class does not have a class representative, and you would like to volunteer, please let us know at

Psychology Intern Class Photos

2011-2012 Psychology Interns
2011-2012 Psychology Interns
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Annual Social Event

The Irene Pierce Stiver Psychology Alumni Association hosts an evening social for alumni and friends at the Annual Convention for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. This event provides an opportunity to reconnect and network with fellow graduates and senior training faculty. A good time is always had by all.   

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