The Feminist Psychology Institute


Dr. Wendy Peters

The Feminist Psychology Institute provides an online resource for mental health professionals who would like to earn quality, affordable continuing education credits on feminist psychology. Feminist psychologists have a wealth of knowledge on varied topics related to the psychology of women. These topics include but are not limited to feminist therapy, trauma recovery in the lives of women, mental health needs and services for diverse women, reproductive rights and violations and industrial /organizational psychology and women’s career development. Proceeds will support the work of the Society for the Psychology of Women (SPW). The Society for the Psychology of Women is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Society for the Psychology of Women maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

SPW members are eligible for a 25% discount on continuing education programs offered by this web site. Click here for an application that you can mail in, or access the online membership form. 

Additional information:

VERY IMPORTANT: Before enrolling in a class, please be sure to enter your real first and last name on on your WordPress profile page, and select this name as your “display name.” Your “display name” is the name that will appear on your certificate.

You will need to complete the free prerequisite course before you can enroll in other classes. Once the prerequisite course is successfully completed and graded you may “purchase” additional courses. To do this, click on the individual course’s page and click on the “purchase this course” button. Please note: When you first log on after your quiz has been graded, there may be a brief delay before the “purchase this course” buttons appear. It may help to “refresh” the page. After purchasing the course, go to your “Cart” and “Checkout” to complete the transaction. Courses should then be available to take.

When taking courses, be sure to answer all required quiz and course evaluation questions. You will need to get 75% of the items on the quizzes correct to pass the course. If your score is less than 75%, “reset” the quiz and try again.

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Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women welcomes all feminists, women and men of all national origins, who are interested in teaching, research, or practice in the psychology of women. Smember linkPW values diversity of women’s experiences resulting from their ethnicity, culture, language, socioeconomic status, age, and sexual orientation. SPW promotes feminist research, theories, education, and practice toward understanding and improving the lives of girls and women in all their diversities. We encourage scholarship on the social construction of gender relations across multicultural contexts and apply that scholarship to transforming the knowledge base of psychology. SPW advocates action toward public policies that advance equality and social justice; and seeks to empower women in community, national, and global leadership. We welcome student members and affiliates. Among the benefits of membership are provided two publications: Psychology of Women Quarterly, a journal of research, theory, and reviews, and the Feminist Psychologist, SPW’s official newsletter.