About the Women's Programs Office
The Women's Programs Office (WPO) works to improve the status, health, and well-being of women psychologists and consumers of psychological services by:
Promoting those aspects of psychology that involve solutions to the fundamental problems of human justice and equitable and fair treatment of all segments of society;
Encouraging the utilization and dissemination of psychological knowledge to advance equal opportunity and to foster empowerment of those who do not share equitably in society's resources;
Increasing scientific understanding and training in regard to those aspects that pertain to, but are not limited to, culture, class, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age and discrimination; and to support improving educational training opportunities for all persons.
On a daily basis, WPO also provides staff support for:
The Committee on Women in Psychology (CWP) and related task forces and working groups;
Serves as an information and referral resource on women's issues; and
Develops and disseminates reports, pamphlets, and other materials addressing research, practice, and consumer concerns relevant to women's lives.
Staff of Women's Programs Office
Shari E. Miles-Cohen, PhD
Tanya L. Burrwell