Related Associations and Divisions

Please note that the Division 35 web site provides links to a variety of web sites that may provide access to useful information and resources. Division 35 does not, however, collect, publish, review, supervise, or necessarily endorse the content of these linked sites and is not responsible for their content. If you found our site useful, however, you may find these others sites useful as well.

Sociologists for Women in Society 

Sociologists for Women in Society is an international organization of sociologists and social scientists who work together to improve the position of women in sociology, and in society. Members include women and men who work in academia, the private sector, government, and other settings. SWS publishes Gender and Society, and its website includes an extensive collection of research and resources exploring a wide variety of topics on women including extensive fact sheets. The mission of SWS is to foster activism for women related to the scholarship/expertise/skills of the membership; to increase organizational inclusiveness and active participation; and to build strength and increase influence in the discipline and on campuses for feminist scholarship and activism. Executive Officer: Jessica Holden Sherwood, PhD

Section on Women and Psychology (SWAP) of the Canadian Psychological Association

The Section on Women and Psychology (SWAP) creates a community of researchers, teachers and practitioners interested in the psychology of women and feminist psychology to advance the status of women in psychology, to promote equity for women in general, and to educate psychologists and the public on topics relevant to women and girls. Support for students is provided through an annual student paper award, five travel awards and a convention social event. Members receive three newsletters annually and are connected through an electronic bulletin board. SWAP members regularly organize symposia and pre-conference institutes as well as larger projects such as writing the Guidelines for ethical psychological practice with women (2007) (PDF, 43.5KB). SWAP also supports a Status of Women Committee and an annual Feminist Mentoring Award and Distinguished Member Award. Chair: Lynda Ross, PhD

The Institute for Women's Policy Research

The Institute for Women's Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies. IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, health and safety, and women's civic and political participation. The Institute works with policymakers, scholars, and public interest groups around the country to design, execute, and disseminate research that illuminates economics and social policy issues affecting women and families, and to build a network of individuals and organizations that conduct and use women-oriented policy research. President: Heidi Hartmann, PhD

National Council for Research on Women

The National Council for Research on Women is a network of more than 100 leading U.S. research, advocacy, and policy centers with a growing global reach. The Council harnesses the resources of its network to ensure fully informed debate, policies, and practices to build a more inclusive and equitable world for women and girls and releases many annual reports on gender issues, e.g. Gains and Gaps, A Look at the World's Women; Balancing the Equation: Where are Women and Girls in Science, Engineering, and Technology?;  and Sexual Harassment: Research and Resources. President: Linda Basch, PhD

The Association of Black Psychologists

The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) was founded in San Francisco in 1968 by a number of Black Psychologists from across the country. They united to actively address the serious problems facing Black Psychologists and the larger Black community. Their goal was to have a positive impact upon the mental health of the national Black community by means of planning, programs, services, training, and advocacy. Their objectives were to organize their skills and abilities to influence necessary change, and to address themselves to significant social problems affecting the Black community and other segments of the population whose needs society has not fulfilled. Today ABPsi sponsors an annual international convention, engages in national advocacy, and promotes a student section and career center. President: Dorothy Holmes, PhD

Asian American Psychological Association Division of Women

The AAPA Division on Women (DoW) was established in 1995 with the support of senior Asian American Psychological Association’s women leaders. The Division on Women has several goals that include promoting a sense of community among Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Island (AAA&PI) women, creating opportunities for mentoring and networking, developing social and political awareness of issues that affect AAA&PI women in psychology, and increasing the visibility of AAA&PI women in professional psychology organizations. Co-Chairs: Elayne L. Chou and Natacha Foo Kune

Association for Women in Science

Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is a national advocacy organization championing the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics across all disciplines and employment sectors. By breaking down barriers and creating opportunities, AWIS strives to ensure that women in these fields can achieve their full potential.  Since 1971, AWIS has continued its work to increase diversity in the country's scientific classrooms and workplaces and to change the climate for women in all fields of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. With around 3000 AWIS members throughout the United States engaged in chapter development and advocacy, vast progress has been and will continue to be made by AWIS at the national and local levels.  AWIS administers an Educational Foundation, Awards Program and National Office in Virginia. Executive Director: Janet Bandows Koster

The American Medical Women's Association

Founded in 1915, The American Medical Women's Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and through building strategic alliances. AMWA is the oldest and largest multi-specialty association of women physicians, medical students and other persons in the US that is dedicated to serving as the unique voice for women's health and the advancement of women in medicine. We have always been at the forefront of promoting women’s health, defending the right to patient self-determination, and upholding the primacy of the doctor-patient relationship.  AMWA engages in advocacy, service work nationally and overseas, awards and grants, career development, educational programs and resources, conferences, meeting and special events, and publishes a newsletter and the Journal of Women's Health.

The Association of Women Psychiatrists

The Association of Women Psychiatrists (AWP) was founded in 1983 and was designed to meet the following identified needs for women psychiatrists: 1) national and international mentoring and professional development opportunities; 2) the recognition of women psychiatrists at every level of professional training; 3) the promotion of leadership opportunities for women psychiatrists; and 4) the addressing of important health needs for women patients. Today AWP remains a vibrant and active organization of more than 2500 members of women psychiatrists at every professional level (residents, early-, mid- and senior- career psychiatrists) from across the United States and abroad. AWP's awards program recognizes women psychiatrists at every level for excellence in clinical care of women, outstanding community service and/or innovative research in women's mental health. At the annual meeting AWP supports multiple and peer mentoring opportunities among the membership fostered through the presence of women leaders in psychiatry, including several past presidents of the APA.

APA Women's Program Office

APA's Women's Program Office provides links to information on academe, awards, conferences, news, reports, future topics, executive director message, program areas, student information, and publications within this office of the APA's Public Interest Directorate.

Division 35 Heritage Site

The Division 35 Heritage Site is devoted to documenting the role of women in the history of psychology and promoting feminist approaches to writing, teaching, and understanding psychology's history. On this site you will find links to sites providing information about women in psychology's history, links to classic articles written by women, resources for teaching the history of psychology with a feminist focus, and access to biographies of women psychologists that have appeared in the Division 35 Newsletter, The Feminist Psychologist

Prochoice Forum: Psychological Issues

The Psychological Issues Section of the Pro-Choice Forum provides a source of empirically based knowledge and informed opinion about the psychological aspects of abortion and related reproductive health issues from a feminist perspective. The Psychological Issues Section is sponsored by SPW. 

Association for Women in Psychology

Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) is a sister organization that was founded in 1969 at the American Psychological Association's annual convention. Members of that early group picketed the Board meeting at APA to protest the lack of a division about the psychology of women. As a result of their efforts, Division 35 was created. Today, AWP and Division 35 work together to sponsor events, operate a listserv, and provide a suite for member activities at the APA convention, among other efforts.

National Women's Studies Association

National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) supports and promotes feminist/womanist teaching, learning, research, and professional and community service at the pre-K through post-secondary levels and serves as a locus of information about the inter-disciplinary field of Women's Studies for those outside the profession. NWSA sponsors a listserv (wmst-l) and publishes a newsletter, NWSAction, among other documents.

Related APA Divisions

  • Division 2: Society for the Teaching of Psychology
    Society for the Teaching of Psychology promotes excellence in the teaching of psychology by encouraging research and reflection on teaching and learning, helping teachers share effective teaching techniques, and honoring the dedication and professionalism of teachers of psychology. The Society co-sponsors teaching programs at national and regional conferences, disseminates teaching and advising materials through its Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology and OTRP Web Site, supports an Instructional Research Award competition funding instructional projects related to the teaching of psychology, and presents national teaching awards. Members receive our outstanding quarterly journal, Teaching of Psychology. Division 2 and 35 Joint Task Force on "Enhancing the College Experience: Helping Students Thrive"

  • APA Division 9: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
    SPSSI welcomes psychologists and allied social scientists who share a common concern with research on psychological aspects of important social issues and social subjects to bring theory and practice into focus on human problems of the group, the community, and the nation, and the increasingly important problems that have no national boundaries. The quarterly Journal of Social Issues and the SPSSI Newsletter, published three times a year, are SPSSI's official publications.

  • Division 17: Counseling Psychology
    Counseling Psychology brings together psychologists, students, and professional affiliates who are dedicated to promoting education and training, scientific investigation, practice, and diversity and public interest in professional psychology. The Division contains sections representing Counseling Health Psychology; Independent Practice; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Awareness; Racial and Ethnic Diversity; Vocational Psychology; Advancement of Women; and Prevention. Other Special Interest Groups also exist.

  • APA Division 44: The Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues
    The Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues was founded in 1985 as a Division of the American Psychological Association to represent sexual orientation issues within and beyond the Association.

  • APA Division 45: The Society for the Psychology Study of Ethnic Minority Issues
    The Society for the Psychology Study of Ethnic Minority Issues is the major representative body for psychologists who conduct research on ethnic minority concerns or who apply psychological knowledge and techniques to ethnic minority issues. The Division's purpose is to advance psychology as a science and to promote public welfare through research, to apply research findings towards addressing ethnic minority issues, and to encourage professional relationships among psychologists with these interests.

  • APA Division 51: The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity
    The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity advances knowledge in the psychology of men through research, education, training, public policy, and improved clinical practice.

  • APA Division 52: International Psychology
    Division 52, International Psychology encourages its members' participation in intercultural research, discussions of effective assessment and treatment models in working with particular cultures, and a better understanding of the sort of psychological problems which predominate in a given region of the world. The Division encourages participation in international conferences and supports efforts to facilitate international visits, workshops, and lectures. The International Psychology Reporter is the Division's newsletter which is sent to all members and affiliates three times per year.