Web Resources

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Feminist Therapy

The American Psychological Association has a number of organizations specific to women, including:

Division 17, Counseling Psychology: This “home” page provides an apt metaphor for SCP’s mission: We cultivate a “home” for all counseling psychology professionals and affiliates to connect, collaborate, and coordinate efforts toward creating a more just and equitable world where ALL people and communities can thrive.

Division 35, Society for the Psychology of Women: Division 35 provides 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. The division recognizes a diversity of women's experiences which result from a variety of factors, including ethnicity, culture, language, socioeconomic status, age, and sexual orientation. The division promotes feminist research, theories, education, and practice toward understanding and improving the lives of girls and women in all their diversities; encourages scholarship on the social construction of gender relations across multicultural contexts; applies its scholarship to transforming the knowledge base of psychology; advocates action toward public policies that advance equality and social justice; and seeks to empower women in community, national, and global leadership.

Association for Women in Psychology offers the Psychology of Women Resource List (POWR), which contains an electronic network discussion of current topics, research, teaching strategies, and practice issues dealing with women in psychology.

Jean Baker Miller Training Institute provides workshops, courses, and professional training in various aspects of feminist therapy. It is located at the Stone Center at Wellesley College.

Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College contains more than 100 papers and books that explain or apply the relational-cultural model, the latest feminist therapy model.


Association of Gay & Lesbian Psychiatrists: This site contains a community of psychiatrists that educates and advocates on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender mental health issues.

Be Yourself: Questions and Answers for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth is offered by PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).

Bisexuality 101 is a resource packet with a fact sheet, resource lists, and articles from PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).

Creating Safe Space for GLBTQ Youth: A Toolkit is a 79-page manual from Advocates for Youth that can be downloaded free. It includes excellent sections specifically on supporting youth of color and trans youth and 12 lesson plans for any youth program or Grade 8–12 classroom.

83,000 Youth: Selected Findings of Eight Population-Based Studies by Safe Schools Coalition is the first-ever compilation of quantitative research that explores the particular needs of gay, lesbian, and bisexual high school students and sheds light on the issue of antigay harassment in schools. The studies include six statewide surveys, two administered in urban school districts and one conducted in the schools of 55 American Indian tribes.

For Better or For Worse: For 5 weeks in 1993, artist Lynn Johnston devoted her comic strip to telling the story of Lawrence coming out to his friends and parents. The strip was pulled from a number of newspapers.

Genderbread Person V4.0: This helpful visual is a teaching tool for breaking the big concept of gender down into bite-sized, digestible pieces.

GLBTQ Youth is a fact sheet available online and in print, from Advocates for Youth: Suite 200, 1025 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005; phone: 202–347–5700.

Helping Families Support Their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Children: This brief written by Caitlin Ryan provides information to help families support their LGBT children, shares critical new research from the Family Acceptance Project (FAP), and gives families and LGBT youth hope.

Hot Seat Questions About Transgendered People gives short, snappy answers to all those irritating yet inevitable questions reporters like to ask transgendered people.