This list of Feminist-friendly Graduate Programs and Internships is constantly being updated. At present, the list concentrates on Psychology programs and internships. Most of the information below was compiled in October 1999. More recent information will include the date of the update. If you would like to add to or comment on this list, please contact Juliette Cutler Page at email@example.com.
Internship Opportunities in the Psychology of Women from the APA.
Career Strategies for Women in Academe: Arming Athena
Paula J. Caplan's book, Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman's Guide to Surviving in the Academic World (Univ. of Toronto Press), includes a Checklist for a Woman-Positive University ("which I say is still, sadly, kind of a science-fiction chapter, since so few universities are truly woman-positive"). "That checklist was done for two reasons. One was to give university administrators or activists some ideas about things they could do to improve their institutions. The other, more nearly relevant to what you might be looking for, was to give prospective graduate students or employees a sense of some kinds of things they might look for." (quotes from Paula Caplan).
ALASKA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
Master of Science program in Counseling Psychology
"offers a course in Wilderness Therapy"
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Counseling
" very Feminist-friendly...both women faculty are avowed Feminists, our students are encouraged to study a wide variety of issues and topics, and research is broad and exciting. The male faculty have always supported me in all my Feminist-oriented courses, book choices, research, etc" (from POWR-L)
Santa Barbara, CA
"I graduated with an MA in Clinical Psychology in June from Antioch Univ., Santa Barbara (they have 5 or 6 other locations), but I didn't find them on your list. Antioch was founded by abolitionist Horace Mann in the late 1800's, and has a very strong multi-cultural philosophy written into its by-laws and curriculum. Feminism and multi-cultural issues are mandated as a topic and format in every class."
Lynn Grizzard, MA, MFT Intern
NEW COLLEGE OF
San Francisco, CA
Has an MA program in Feminist Psychology. Possibly PhD
CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AT ALAMEDA.
"As with some other schools, the entire faculty isn't necessarily feminist friendly, but we are a growing and supported force on the campus. We also offer an emphasis area track in Women's/Feminist Psychology and support practicum placements that specialize in working with women. In addition, our Multicultural/Community Psychology emphasis area also fuels the feminist friendly atmosphere of our school. Finally, our new chancellor is Natalie Porter, Ph.D., a noted feminist psychologist." - from POWR-L
CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
"The four campuses of CSPP offer APA accredited programs which are clearly cross-cultural in their foci. Those campuses have been in the forefront of th development nad implementatin of cross-cultural psychology programs. The CSPP system has an institute called the MERIT Institute (Multicultural Education, Research, Intervention, and Training) which uses the best of its faculty in cross-cultural psychology across the four campuses (e.g., Oliva Espin, Derald Wing Sue).
Visit the CSPP web site.
Comments from Elizabeth Davis-Russell, EdD, PhD
Dean for Academic and Professional Affairs
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Educational Psychology (Dr. Ellen Kimmell)
Master's in Mental Health Counseling (Dr. Kathryn Norsworthy)
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
Counseling psychology program
"definitely a feminist friendly and lesbian friendly department"
Dr. Barbara Yanico (Chair) and Dr. Jane Swanson (faculty).
INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Terre Haute, IN
Counseling Psychology (Dr. Michelle Boyer)
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
Counseling Psychology (Dr. Judith Worrell)
"I would like to have Northeastern Univerity in Boston Ma added to your list. We have a diverse faculty with a number of identified feminist, multicultural and critical theory faculty. There is an MS in Counseling Psychology that also offers a concentration in Culture Gender and Political Psychology with a joint certificate in Graduate Women Studies. The PhD program is an APA approved combined Counseling/School Psychology program. While this includes required uncritical and mainstream curricula competencies, there are also feminist, multicultural and critical psychology courses and a variety of modes of analyses. Feminist Psychologist Mary Ballou and Critical Multicultural psychologist Willie Sanchez are among the faculty. Thank you for your consideration." Mary Ballou, July 2001
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Predoctoral Internships in Professional Psychology
Information from the website: "The APA-accredited UCCS internship program provides you with the opportunity to be an active member of a counseling team. As a team member, you can exchange ideas with talented colleagues. UCCS staff serve on graduate faculties for two APA-accredited counseling psychology programs. Our staff has expertise in a variety of theoretical orientations including cognitive-behavioral, feminist, developmental, trait-and-factor, and humanistic."
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
Pre-doctoral psychology internship
"We have several staff members who are feminists (see http://ub-counseling.buffalo.edu/About/staffdetailed.html), and our supervision, seminars, workshops, and web site (http://ub-counseling.buffalo.edu/) are all sensitive to gender and power issues.
David L. Gilles-Thomas, Ph.D.
Counseling Center, SUNY Buffalo, New York
FERKAUF GRADUATE SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY
Has some feminist staff, according to their website
New York, NY
http://www.tc.columbia.edu/~academic/catalog/9798/4Programs/4_hd2.htm#programs (information from website)
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
Counseling, Testing and Career Center (updated 3/02)
"The internship at the University of Akron Counseling, Testing and Career Center is definitely feminist friendly. It's fair to say that the entire senior staff espouses feminist principles, although some may choose to use words like womanist or humanist. I'd be glad to talk with anyone who'd like to know more about the internship."
Sue Stock-Ward, Ph.D.
Psychologist Counseling, Testing and Career Center
152 Schrank Hall North
University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-4303
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program
"Our program in counseling psych has lots of wonderful feminist grad
students and several feminist faculty members. I think our program, overall, is relatively (but not extremely) feminist-friendly." - from Powr-l
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Jennifer Freyd (cognitive and traumatic stress)
(from Jennifer Freyd)
The UO Psychology Department web page
Freyd lab web page
PACIFIC STATE UNIVERSITY
Forest Grove, OR
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology (Dr. Maryka Biaggio)
From Maryka Biaggio
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
Experimental (Dr. Kat Quina)
From Kat Quina
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
Experimental (?) (Dr. Cheryl Travis)
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
"Our Program is The University of Memphis, counseling psychology program, and we have a strong feminist orientation among several faculty and a very comprehensive multicultural approach. In addition, we have one of the few courses on counseling gay, lesbian, and bisexual clients, with three faculty members currently conducting research in g/l/b/t issues. We also have close ties with a couple of feminist/feminist-friendly faculty in clinical psychology and have founded the Committee for Research and Action on Sexual Diversity, an interdisciplinary group made up of faculty and students in the social sciences that will eventually establish itself as a center. Feel free to contact Sharon Horne, firstname.lastname@example.org."
From Sharon Horne
TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY
Counseling Psychology (Dr. Roberta Nutt - chair)
(TWU is a strong feminist training program, UNT is not.) (from POWR-L)
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
The Counseling Psychology doctoral program
"very feminist friendly, with several of the faculty identifying as feminist. In addition, faculty do research in gender, multicultural, and gay/lesbian/bisexual areas." - from POWR-L
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
Clear Lake Family Therapy Program
Master's Degrees in Behavioral Science
We offer courses such as the Psychology of Women and Feminist Perspectives in Therapy. "we have a strong feminist philosophy and two faculty in our
department in psychology are doing strong feminist research." - FROM POWR-L
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
"I graduated from University of Texas at Austin, and although the ENTIRE program was not feminist friendly, Lucia Gilbert made it a FANTASTIC experience for me! She made it possible to pursue feminist research topics and to survive in other ways! She is a full professor there as well as being the director of Women's Studies." from another POWR-L member, seconded by another POWR-L'er
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
The Women's Resource Center
"an outstanding training possibility, and is extremely feminist. It's a 15-20 hour practicum, and has attracted women from out of state and Canada. Many people think of this as one of the best training sites around, although it is unpaid." So there are some good things here at the University of Utah, but it's far from the ideal feminist-friendly place." - from a student, on POWR-L
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY COUNSELING SERVICES
" is a feminist friendly
internship. I am a faculty member there...Interns have the opportunity/option to be supervised by feminist psychologists, work with the Women's Studies Dept., to be on the Sexual Abuse Task Force for the Univ., and to co-lead a coming out group." - a POWR-L member
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE/UT)
The Department of Adult Education, Community Development, and Counselling Psychology
M.Ed., M.A. and Ed.D. degrees in the following two Ontario Council of Graduate Studies approved programs
The Department also offers a Ph.D. program in Adult Education and Community Development.
* Adult Education and Community Development
* Counselling Psychology(from website)
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY (UK)
Offers M. Phil and D. Phil, M.Sc. degrees.
Please also visit Feminista!, the online journal of feminist construction.
Again, please contact Juliette Cutler Page with any questions, comments, or additions to this list. Thank you!