2009 DIVISION 35 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: FEMINIST PSYCHOLOGY AND WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES: AN EMERGING ALLIANCE
Article first published online: 2 NOV 2010
©2010 Division 35, American Psychological Association
Psychology of Women Quarterly
Volume 34, Issue 4, pages 431–442, December 2010
How to Cite
Banks, M. E. (2010), 2009 DIVISION 35 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: FEMINIST PSYCHOLOGY AND WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES: AN EMERGING ALLIANCE. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 34: 431–442. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6402.2010.01593.x
Martha E. Banks, ABackans DCP, Inc., Akron, OH.
- Issue published online: 2 NOV 2010
- Article first published online: 2 NOV 2010
- Initial submission: September 3, 2009Initial acceptance: January 19, 2010Final acceptance: June 30, 2010
This article is an application of the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Girls and Women to psychological issues faced by Women with Disabilities. It includes culture-specific issues faced by Women with Disabilities, the multiple roles of Women with Disabilities, the importance of informal support systems, and the intersection between feminism and disability. The voices of Women with Disabilities from a variety of cultures are included to demonstrate the breadth of disability as it impacts women. Attention is given to the impact of worldview on understanding disability (medical condition, limitation due to socially constructed barriers, gap between individual resources and demand for ability, or segregation by ability status) and development of theories, services, and laws. Perspectives of health professionals, disability advocates, and family members are provided to identify issues that need to be included in a comprehensive psychology of Women with Disabilities.