Women's Programs Office News
WPO 2011 annual report (PDF, 317KB)
The Women's Programs Office works to improve the health, education, well-being and status of women psychologists and consumers of psychological services. WPO activities span science, practice, education and policy. Read here about the accomplishments of the WPO in 2011.
CWP 2011 annual report (PDF, 39KB)
The mission of the Committee on Women in Psychology is to advance psychology as a science and a profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare by ensuring that women in all their diversity achieve equality within the psychological community and in the larger society. Read about the activities of the CWP in 2011.
Winners of the 2011 CWP Leadership Awards
These awards demonstrate CWP's commitment to ensuring that women receive equity both within psychology and as consumers of psychological services, and that issues pertaining to women are kept at the forefront of psychological research, education, training and practice. Read about the CWP Leadership Award winners for 2011 and review previous winners.
Women and the Holiday Blues
For some the holiday seasons can be full of joy, filled with everything from family gatherings to culinary traditions and gift-wrapping. For others, it is a time of self-evaluation, loneliness, reflection on past failures, and anxiety about an uncertain future, also known as the "holiday blues" (Mental Health America, 2011).
Women with Disabilities in STEM Education Research Agenda Development Project (WWDSE)
The WPO was recently awarded a one-year grant from the National Science Foundation to support the Women with Disabilities in STEM Education Research Agenda Development Project (WWDSE). The anticipated goal of the WWDSE is to establish a five-year research agenda to identify barriers and promote successful outcomes for women with disabilities in STEM education. Shari Miles-Cohen serves as the project's Principal Investigator. Members of the Project Organizing Committee (in formation) are:
M. Dolores Cimini, PhD
Director, Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program
Assistant Director for Prevention and Program Evaluation, University Counseling Center
Adjunct Clinical Professor, School of Education
University at Albany, State University of New York
Member, APA Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology
Patrick Corrigan, PsyD
Associate Dean of Psychology Research
Illinois Institute of Technology
Fellow, APA Division 12
Lorraine Fleming, PhD, PE
Department of Civil Engineering
Catherine Hill, PhD
Director of Research
American Association of University Women
Shari E. Miles-Cohen, PhD
Senior Director, Women's Programs Office
American Psychological Association
Caroline Solomon, PhD
Associate Professor, Biology
Inequity to Equity: Promoting Health and Wellness for Women with Disabilities
The WPO and ODIP received a contract through OWH, DHHS to host a two-day national conference on October 17-18, 2011 which will highlight special issues concerning women with disabilities, including health disparities, disease prevention, health promotion and maintenance, heath conditions, reproductive health, psychological health, abuse, access to care and services, and health equity. This two-day conference will target a national interdisciplinary cadre of psychologists and other health care professionals and consumers who are committed to the improved health outcomes for women and girls with disabilities.
Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) Leadership Award Recipients 1985-Present
The Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) Leadership Awards past recipients who represent areas of psychology including research, education, training and practice, from 1985 to the present.
2011 Call for Nominations to the CWP
CWP is seeking nominations for two new members to begin terms in January 2011.
2010 Class of the LIWP
View the complete list of this year's participants and their affiliations
WPO Resources & Publications
Women's Programs Office task force reports, committee publications, brochures and resolutions.
Women's Psych-E Newsletter
The Women’s Psych-E Newsletter is the quarterly newsletter of the Women's Programs Office of the APA Public Interest Directorate.
APA Resolutions and Policy Statements on Women
Resolutions and advocacy related to women's issues.