Stephanie Pinder-Amaker

Dr. Pinder-Amaker was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on College Students and Mental Health and Mental Health and Wellness for Students of Color.

Stephanie Pinder-Amaker has 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, providing student-focused treatment; consultation to students, parents, and college professionals; and related research.

Dr. Pinder-Amaker lectures and conducts workshops throughout the country on strengthening continuity of care, and on how to bolster communication between campus- and community-based systems, eliminate barriers to mental health treatment, and better support marginalized students. She has served as guest editor for the Harvard Review of Psychiatry’s special issue on college student mental health, and has published on the integration of student concerns into traditional models of care.