About the Women's Programs Office

The Women's Programs Office (WPO) works to improve the status, health, and well-being of women psychologists and consumers of psychological services by:

Promoting those aspects of psychology that involve solutions to the fundamental problems of human justice and equitable and fair treatment of all segments of society;

Encouraging the utilization and dissemination of psychological knowledge to advance equal opportunity and to foster empowerment of those who do not share equitably in society's resources;

Increasing scientific understanding and training in regard to those aspects that pertain to, but are not limited to, culture, class, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age and discrimination; and to support improving educational training opportunities for all persons.  The Women’s Psych-E is the newsletter of the WPO.

On a daily basis, WPO also provides staff support for:

  • The Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) and related task forces and working groups; 

  • Serves as an information and referral resource on women's issues; and

  • Develops and disseminates reports, pamphlets, and other materials addressing research, practice, and consumer concerns relevant to women's lives.

Staff of Women's Programs Office

  • Shari E. Miles-Cohen, PhD
    Senior Director

  • Tanya L. Burrwell
    Assistant Director

American Psychological Association Women's Programs Office