Why Join?

Be a voice of feminist issues within organized psychology. Membership connects you to feminists of all national origins who advance teaching, research and practice in the psychology of women, promote feminist scholarship and advocate public policy action for equality and social justice.

New membership is free.


Current members may renew online.


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There are many ways you can become engaged with Div. 35 to grow the field of psychology of women, advance feminist perspectives in research and practice and flourish in your career.


Opportunities for Involvement

Explore other opportunities within Div. 35, including becoming or finding a mentor, engaging with feminist issues on your campus or serving in a division leadership role. The division especially seeks to foster the experience and leadership potential of students and early career psychologists by cultivating networking opportunities as well as other events and activities for them to showcase their research, hone their skills and develop their careers. Our members span all career levels, whether they are just beginning or are seasoned professionals, but all are passionate about a range of issues related to the psychology of women and girls. 

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History, Mission and Goals

Discover more about Div. 35's history and mission, including the many vital contributions of women in psychology, resources for networking with researchers and practitioners and the division's vision for prioritizing equality and social justice within organized psychology. Our division also offers a wealth of information about the research and accomplishments of past division presidents and feminist leaders, who can serve as models for achievements in the field and as examples of career paths and opportunities, as well as give guidance to the upcoming generation of feminist psychologists. We hope you will explore these resources.

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Areas of Interest

Div. 35 members are actively involved in many, diverse areas of interest within the psychology of women, whether in their teaching, research, practice, advocacy or other activities.



Involvement in Div. 35's committees offers members the opportunity to grow in leadership and focus on specific areas of interest to feminist psychologists.

Task Forces

Task Forces

Each president appoints task forces to work on specific, compelling issues in the psychology of women and gender or issues that face feminist psychologists in the U.S. and beyond.

Academic Feminist Leadership Academy

Academic Feminist Leadership Academy

This network of Div. 35 members and fellows acquire and strengthen their skills and knowledge for career advancement.



Div. 35's sections take an intersectional approach to the psychology of women by focusing on communities centered around concerns and interests related to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender diversity. Sections have their own dues and sponsor their own activities. Membership is open to anyone.

2021-22 President




Carrie Castañeda-Sound is an associate professor at Pepperdine University and her teaching and research interests include Latinx psychology, Liberation psychology, and Mujerista Psychology. She directs the Language, Culture, and Gender Lab, which involves students in research in the broad areas of language, culture, and gender within the field of psychology and specifically psychotherapy. She is co-editor with Lillian Comas-Diaz of a special issue in Women and Therapy about Feminist Liberation Psychology for Latinx womxn.

Castañeda-Sound is part of the core faculty of Aliento: The Center for Latinx Communities, and focuses on the training needs of Spanish-speaking therapists; the impact of immigration on individuals and families; and the intersections of identity (gender, ethnic, racial, and sexual). She is currently the director of the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy: Evening Format program and is a licensed psychologist in California. 


Div. 35 Publications

The division maintains many publications, including an academic journal, newsletters and blogs, to keep members informed of the latest research, best practices, news and trends within the field of psychology as a whole, the division and the wider public.

Psychology of Women Quarterly

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Div. 35's journal, Psychology of Women Quarterly (PWQ), is a feminist, scientific, peer-reviewed publication focused on empirical research, critical reviews and theoretical articles that advance a field of inquiry, teaching briefs and invited book reviews related to the psychology of women and gender as well as feminist psychology.

Journal Topics
Examples of topics: feminist approaches, methodologies and critiques; violence against women; body image and objectification; sexism; stereotyping and discrimination; gender's intersections with age, ability status, class, ethnicity, race and sexual orientation; international concerns; lifespan development; physical and mental well-being; therapeutic interventions; sexuality; social activism; and career development.

FemPop Blog

The FemPop blog, hosted on Blogspot, is an initiative of Div. 35 that uses a feminist framework to examine, critique and respond to popular attitudes, images, music and other media and pop culture that affect the psychological development of girls and women. It also contains recommended readings and resources for anyone interested in the intersections of psychology, feminism and popular culture.

Other Div. 35 Publications

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Psychology of Women Newsletters

Div. 35 publishes one division newsletter to keep members updated about the latest happenings within the division and APA, as well as five section newsletters.

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Div. 35 publishes and sponsors, in collaboration with APA, books and book series on a broad range of topics related to the psychology of women, gender and feminism.

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Townhall Blog

Hosted on Blogspot, this blog provides information relevant to division members concerning breaking news both within and outside the division and other resources.




Find your professional home with other feminist psychologists when you become a Div. 35 member.

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Explore the history of women in psychology, webinars and other resources.


To learn more about Div. 35, ask questions or become involved, we invite you to contact us.

Last updated: December 2020Date created: November 2010