Networking and support for all women in the mental health professions
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.
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.
The Executive Committee supports our organization and its membership in three ways. We call them Pillars.
Commitment to Ourselves
The Sharing Pillar focuses on opportunities to reach out to potential members as well as address the needs of current MWP members. It supports personal development, networking and connection, and student outreach.
Commitment to Our Profession
The Learning Pillar focuses on professional development by offering support, guidance, and innovative educational programming for women.
Commitment to Women
The Doing Pillar, also known as the Social Action Committee, is dedicated to making a difference in our lives and the lives of other Minnesota women by collaborating and volunteering with community agencies. This committee plans events for members to engage with community organizations. Currently, we are connected with the Minnesota Women’s Consortium.
The Operations committee is a pillar to the Executive Committee. It includes the Treasurer, who oversees our budgets and keeps MWP fiscally responsible and the administrative assistant who is our only employee. Susan Johnson provides the administrative support that makes all our programs possible.