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Minnesota Women in Psychology
Networking and support for all women in the mental health professions

Our Mission

Minnesota Women in Psychology is committed to furthering the psychological, social, and emotional well being of women in the mental health profession. It will do this by promoting the professional development of women in psychological professions, informing members about ideas and issues that affect women, developing network and support group systems, and taking action in the best interest of Minnesota women.

Our Purpose

Develop network and support group systems.

Share knowledge, research, skill, and employment information.

Provide informational and skill-building programs.

Encourage women in psychological professions to participate in professional organizations, committees, presentations, leadership positions.

Be informed on issues of concern to and concerning women, including legislative issues.

Share professional expertise with women in other professions.

Encourage and promote mentor services among women in psychological professions, including graduate and undergraduate students.

Share with other psychological professions our awareness of special principles and competencies in counseling women.

Promote informed use of psychological services among women consumers.

2015–2016 Executive Committee

Susan Whalen, LICSW -Chair
Hanin Ailabouni, M.S. Ed., NCC – Vice Chair
Debra Beemer, M.A., LPC
Farren Swanson, M.A., LMFT
– Newsletter Editor
Kathy Boisjoli M.A., LPC
Jennifer Fallon, PH.D., LP
Elizabeth Johnson LAMFT
Laurie Nelson, LICSW
Deb Rich, Ph.D., LP
Leslie Root M.A., MFT
Felixia Rosales M.A.
Beth Siegel, M.A.
Miriam Zachary, M.A., LMFT

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