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.

  • WPO welcomes new CWP members Drs. Maureen McHugh and Julie Williams

  • 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
    Licensed Psychologist
    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
    Distinguished Professor
    Illinois Institute of Technology
    Fellow, APA Division 12

    Lorraine Fleming, PhD, PE
    Professor
    Department of Civil Engineering
    Howard University

    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
    Gallaudet University

  • 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.