Section on Women and Psychology (SWAP)

Section on Women and Psychology

Welcome to the Section on
Women and Psychology (SWAP)

Section Chair/Coordinator 2022-2023: Dr. Sara Crann

University of Windsor

The Section on Women and Psychology (SWAP) creates a community of researchers, teachers, and practitioners interested in the psychology of women and feminist psychology to advance the status of women in psychology, to promote equity for women in general, and to educate psychologists and the public on topics relevant to women and girls.

Support for students is provided through annual student awards and a convention social event. Members receive three newsletters annually and are connected through the Canadian Feminist Psychology (CanFemPsyc) listserv and social media. SWAP members regularly organize symposia and pre-conference institutes as well as larger projects. SWAP members can also join a private website/forum were SWAP members can participate in small groups who will provide mentorship to each other surrounding particular themes or interests without reinforcing hierarchy or power dynamics.  SWAP’s Status of Women Committee, for example, authored Guidelines for Ethical Psychological Practice with Women (2007) and co-sponsored a panel on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (2021). SWAP’s Student Representative Committee compiled a list of feminist researchers in Canada who study issues related to gender, women, and feminism for students seeking graduate supervisors or researchers seeking to network and collaborate.