About the Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP)

CWP: 40 Years Strong

In August 1973, the APA Council of Representatives voted to establish a continuing Committee on Women in Psychology. Over the last four decades, CWP has been at the forefront of issues effecting women in psychology.

In 2013, the committee commemorated it’s 40th anniversary with a yearlong celebration.

 CWP History
  • Forty Years of Committee on Women in Psychology
    Members of the Committee on Women in Psychology task forces over the last thirty years, from the 1972 Task Force on the Status of Women in Psychology and the 1973 Ad Hoc Committee on the Status of Women in Psychology, to the existing Committee on Women in Psychology originally formed in 1974.

  • 52 Resolutions and Motions Regarding the Status of Women in Psychology: Chronicling 30 Years of Passion and Progress (PDF, 296KB)
    Actions taken by APA's Council of Representatives regarding employment, education, child and health care facilities, psychological theories and practice, conventions, equity in decision-making and the general status of women.

  • Two Decades of Change (PDF, 505KB)
    The CWP Twentieth Anniversary Report includes information on their involvement in issues such as ethnic minority women, nonsexist language and research, the Equal Rights Amendment, reproductive freedom, lesbian issues and more.

  • We Remember George W. Albee, PhD (1921-2006)
    Proud past member of the CWP, 1970 APA President, and Emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Vermont were just a few of Albee's many titles and accomplishments.