Bachelor of Science, Valparaiso University, 1971. Master of Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1975. Postgraduate, Institute Psychoanalysis, Chicago, 1986.
Executive director Glencoe (Illinois) Youth Services, 1972-1977. Private practice psychotherapy Northfield, Illinois, since 1976. Psychotherapist Irene Josselyn Clinic, since 1977.
Member New Trier Township Mental Health Committee, 1975-1977.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association Child Psychotherapists (treasurer 1984-1986, president 1986-1987), N. Network Coalition (president 1974-1977).
Married Gaylord Andersen, August 2, 1975. Stepchildren: Kyle A. Thomas, Carson H. Thomas.