Aisling also co-edited Mindfulness and Acceptance for Gender and Sexual Minorities. When she’s not running a double marathon or climbing one of the Seven Summits, she is helping clients overcome fear-based beliefs with awareness, self-compassion, mindfulness and values-based behavior. She’s your friendly neighborhood shrink. This badass psychologist based in Dublin, Ireland, is not a fan of boxes for herself or those she has the pleasure of working with. (They were less than amused.) On top of leading mental health workshops for parents, school counselors, and psychologists, not many people know that she can play “Moonlight Sonata” with her eyes closed. Her primary research interests were in the areas of animal cognition and basic physiological processes. Alexandra Solomon, PhD. Specialty: Acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, and working with gender and sexual minorities. Her most important accomplishment is raising three children including one badass woman (who is also her co-author) and two amazing men who love and support badass women. Her TEDx talk “Create Extraordinary Interactions” will be available in April 2017. Fun fact: Apropos to being a psychologist, Niloo and her family got a new rescue dog who needs a lot of therapy! Dr. Lisa Fortuna is a bivocational doctor and Episcopal priest, passionate about access and quality of treatment for vulnerable children in her city of Boston. Specialty: Integrative Systemic Therapy (IST) for individual … Verywell Mind uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. If you've read about Mamie Phipps Clark in your textbooks, her name was likely mentioned only in passing. This is unfortunate because Clark made many important contributions to psychology, including the development of the Clark Doll Test, her research on race, and her role in the famous 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education case.. In honor of International Women’s Day, we present to you 13 badass psychologists who happen to be women. Dr. Lisa vibes strong with her Latina roots and can dance a mean salsa. This e-health system empowers veterans to report their health information directly into the health record. Specialty: Integrative Systemic Therapy (IST) for individual adults and couples. The majority of the psychologists represented on the following pages are men, as they were afforded more opportunities for education than women during the infancy of this field. We are open for business and ready to ship your order: Mindfulness and Acceptance for Gender and Sexual Minorities, Treating Co-occurring Adolescent PTSD and Addiction, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy Made Simple, The ACT Practitioner’s Guide to the Science of Compassion, Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate, A True Story of Recovery: Borderline Personality Disorder, How to Lead a Meditation Practice, Part One. These women deserve to be recognized for their pioneering work. doi:10.1037/0022-0663.84.1.20. Published 2016. She writes and gives workshops to the general public for self-help, trains clinicians, and gives talks and workshops in the corporate sector. She conducted her graduate studies with Edward B. Titchener and was his first graduate student. Like many women on this list, her work in psychology took place in a time when women were often denied positions in academia based on their gender. Kalapathar (18,500 feet!). While women once made up a minority in psychology, the tides have turned dramatically. Cengage Learning; 2011. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning; 2016. Ever wonder what your personality type means? Unfortunately, the important contributions of female psychologists are often overlooked in psychology textbooks. Editor’s note: While Dr. White isn't technically a psychologist, we had to include her badassery in this article. Today, Kleinian psychoanalysis is considered to be one of the major schools of thought within the field of psychoanalysis. Her other day jobs include leading a psychology training program that helps children and families in crises, teaching medical student doctors on the practice of medicine, creating innovative training programs and seminars for experienced docs, running the Anxiety and OCD specialty program at Rady Children’s Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry, and conducting neuropsychological testing for children with learning problems while consulting with schools. Fun fact: Dr. Nguyen Williams is a war refugee from Vietnam; she arrived in America with only her clothes, her parents, and her five siblings. Since young children are not capable of some of the more commonly used Freudian techniques such as free association, Klein began to utilize play therapy as a way to investigate children's unconscious feelings, anxieties, and experiences. But the university distracted her from her path to Broadway and she never turned back. International Journal of Psychology and Counseling. Psychology's Feminist Voices. Regardless, Calkins went on to become the first female president of the American Psychological Association. Against all odds, Niloo and her work buddies recently revolutionized mental health screening at the VA by creating eScreening.