2015-16 President

BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya, PhDBraVada Garrett-Akinsanya, PhD, is currently serving as the 2015-16 president of the Society for the Psychology of Women (SPW). She is a licensed clinical psychologist and executive director of the African American Child Wellness Institute, a children’s mental health agency dedicated to the research, delivery and coordination of comprehensive wellness strategies for children of African descent. Garrett-Akinsanya also serves as the president of Brakins Consulting and Psychological Services, which has the mission of “providing excellent, culturally competent mental health and consultation services that meet the needs of children, adults, families and organizations."

FemPop Blog

Sponsored by the Society for the Psychology of Women, this blog uses a feminist framework to examine, critique and respond to the popular attitudes, images, music and other media that affect the psychological development of girls and women.

Why Join?

The Society for the Psychology of Women was established in 1973 as Div. 35 of the APA. The society is devoted to providing an organizational base for all feminists, women and men of all national origins who are interested in teaching, research or practice in the psychology of women. Our purpose is to promote feminist scholarship and practice, and to advocate action toward public policies that advance equality and social justice. We are a voice of feminist issues within organized psychology.

Div. 35 is launching afree membership campaign. New members join free. (Existing members can renew by using the form on the membership page.)

It is not necessary to be a psychologist or a member of APA to join the society. All members receive the Psychology of Women Quarterly journal and the Psychology of Women Newsletter. Check out our "help wanted" section to learn about current position openings and volunteer opportunities to help the division. Once you become a member there are many ways to get involved in the society.