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Cheryl Travis elected by the American Psychological Association Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI) to serve as one of six elected members on the national Committee on Women in Psychology

Congrats to Cheryl Travis who was recently elected by the American Psychological Association Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI) to serve  as one of six elected members on the national Committee on Women in Psychology.  She will serve a 3-year term.

The Committee on Women in Psychology is focused on the following tasks:

  • collection of information and documentation concerning the status of women, 
  • development of recommendations relevant to women, 
  • monitoring the implementation of guidelines and recommendations from reports issued by APA that are relevant to women, 
  • development of mechanisms to increase the participation of women in roles and functions both within and outside the profession, 
  • ongoing communications with other agencies and institutions regarding the status of women,and 
  • monitoring current issues relevant to the lives of women in order to inform policy.


Work on this committee is linked to the Women's Program Office of APA and will include committee and board meetings in DC as well as periodic visits facilitated by APA to Tennessee Senators and Representatives to advocate for legislation & funding pertinent to psychology. CWP Members also serve as liaisons to other APA boards and committees. 

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