Ellyn Kaschak

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Ellyn Kaschak
Born (1943-06-23) June 23, 1943 (age 77)
NationalityAmerican
AwardsFeminist Therapy Institute Award for Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Psychology.
Academic background
Alma materOhio State University
Binghamton University
Academic work
Main interestsFeminist psychology
Notable worksEngendered Lives: A New Psychology of Women's Experience
Websitewww.ellynkaschak.com

Ellyn Kaschak (born June 23, 1943),[1] is an American clinical psychologist and one of the founders of the field of feminist psychology,[2] which she has practiced and taught since 1972.[3] Her many publications, including Engendered Lives: A New Psychology of Women's Experience (Kaschak, 1993), and Sight Unseen: Gender and Race through Blind Eyes (Kaschak, 2015), have helped define the field.[2] She was the editor of the academic journal, Women & Therapy.[4] for twenty years.

Education[edit]

Ellyn Kaschak was born in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Harpur College of the State University of New York with a B.A. in Russian language and literature (1965).[3] She gained her M.A. from George Washington University in 1968, and in 1974, she received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Ohio State University.[3] Kaschak also completed an internship at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital.[5]

Career[edit]

Kaschak has been Professor of Psychology at San Jose State University since 1974 and is currently Professor Emerita. At San Jose State University, she has served as Chairperson of the graduate program in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling and Director of the University’s Family Counseling Service.[2]


Dr. Kaschak has also taught at Universidad Nacional and The United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica, where she currently lives. She is fluent in English and Spanish, as well as Russian and French. She is the founder of the Ellyn Uram Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls at SUNY at Binghamton.


Kaschak has served as the Chair of the Feminist Therapy Institute, the Committee on Women in Psychology and the Committee on Sexual and Gender Diversity of the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a Fellow of Division 35 (the Psychology of Women), Division 12 (Clinical Psychology), Division 44 (Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues), Division 45 (Ethnic Minority Issues), and Division 52 (International Psychology) of the APA.[6]

Awards[edit]

She has been the recipient of the Heritage Award[7] and the Carolyn Wood Sherif Award of Division 35;[8] The Distinguished Leader Award of the Committee on Women in Psychology;[9] the Denmark-Reuder Award of the Division on International Psychology;[10] the Distinguished Career Award of the Association for Women in Psychology (2019), and the Feminist Therapy Institute Award for Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Psychology.[6]

Select works[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Kaschak, Ellyn (1992). Engendered lives: a new psychology of women's experience. New York, New York: Basic Books. ISBN 9780465013494.
  • Kaschak, Ellyn; Hill, Marcia (1999). For love or money: the fee in feminist therapy. New York: Haworth Press. ISBN 9780789009562.
  • Kaschak, Ellyn; Sharratt, Sara (1999). Assault on the soul: women in the former Yugoslavia. New York: Haworth Press. ISBN 9780789007711.
  • Kaschak, Ellyn; Hill, Marcia (1999). Beyond the rule book: moral issues and dilemmas in the practice of psychotherapy. New York, New York: Haworth Press. ISBN 9780789007735.
  • Kaschak, Ellyn (2001). The invisible alliance: psyche and spirit in feminist therapy. New York: Haworth Press. ISBN 9780789019066.
  • Kaschak, Ellyn (2001). The next generation: third wave feminist psychotherapy. New York: Haworth Press. ISBN 9780789014108.
  • Kaschak, Ellyn (2001). Intimate betrayal: domestic violence in lesbian relationships. Binghamton, New York: Haworth Press. ISBN 9780789016638.
  • Kaschak, Ellyn; Tiefer, Leonore (2001). A new view of womens sexual problems. New York: Haworth Press. ISBN 9780789016829.
  • Kaschak, Ellyn (2001). Minding the body: psychotherapy in cases of chronic and life-threatening illness. New York, New York: Haworth Press. ISBN 9780789013682.
  • Kaschak, Ellyn (2001). The invisible alliance: psyche and spirit in feminist therapy. New York: Haworth Press. ISBN 9780789019066.
  • Kaschak, Ellyn; Banks, Martha E. (2003). Women with visible and invisible disabilities: multiple intersections, multiple issues, multiple therapies. New York: Haworth Press. ISBN 9780789019370.
  • Kaschak, Ellyn; Norsworthy, Kathryn L. (2013). Global border crossings: feminist activists and peace workers collaborating across cultures. London New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415527880.
  • Kaschak, E. (2015), Sight Unseen: Gender and Race through Blind Eyes. Columbia University Press, New York. ISBN 9780231172905

Chapters in books[edit]

  • Kaschak, Ellyn (1981) [1976], "Feminist therapy: the first decade", in Cox, Sue (ed.), Female psychology: the emerging self (2nd ed.), New York: St. Martin's Press, pp. 387–400, ISBN 9780312287436.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Kaschak, Ellyn (1990), "How to be a failure as a family therapist", in Lerman, Hannah; Porter, Natalie (eds.), Feminist ethics in psychotherapy, New York, New York: Springer, pp. 71–77, ISBN 9780826162908.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Kaschak, Ellyn (2000), "Psychopathology and psychotherapy", in Kramarae, Cheris; Spender, Dale (eds.), Routledge international encyclopedia of women: global women's issues and knowledge, New York, New York: Routledge, ISBN 9780415920889.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Kaschak, Ellyn (2009), "Progress notes (autobiography)", in Cole, Ellen; Rothblum, Esther D.; Chesler, Phyllis (eds.), Feminist foremothers in women's studies, psychology, and mental health, New York: Routledge, pp. 273–282, ISBN 9781317764335.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Kaschak, Ellyn; Bruns, Cynthia M. (2010), "Feminist psychotherapies: theory, research, and practice", in Chrisler, Joan C.; McCreary, Donald R. (eds.), Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology, Volume 2: Gender Research in Social and Applied Psychology, New York, New York: Springer, pp. 187–219, ISBN 9781441914668.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Kaschak, Ellyn (2011), "Somewhere else: the geography of a life", in Greene, Beverly A.; Brodbar, Dorith (eds.), A minyan of women: family dynamics, Jewish identity and psychotherapy practice, London New York: Routledge, pp. 76–85, ISBN 9780415610650.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

Journal articles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kaschak, Ellyn, 1943-". Library of Congress. Retrieved 31 January 2015. data sheet (b. 6/23/43)
  2. ^ a b c Kahn, Jack S. (2009), "Overview: Introduction – who's who in masculinities research: Ellyn Kaschak, Ph.D.", in Kahn, Jack S. (ed.), An introduction to masculinities, Chichester, U.K. Malden, Massachusetts: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 1–2, ISBN 9781405181792, She is one of the founders of the field of feminist psychology, which she has practiced since its inception some thirty years agoCS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  3. ^ a b c Barbara J. Love (2006). Feminists who Changed America, 1963-1975. University of Illinois Press. p. 245. ISBN 9780252031892. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
  4. ^ "Women & Therapy: Editorial Board". Taylor and Francis. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  5. ^ Kaschak, Ellyn (2009), "Progress notes", in Cole, Ellen; Rothblum, Esther D.; Chesler, Phyllis (eds.), Feminist foremothers in women's studies, psychology, and mental health, New York: Routledge, p. 275, ISBN 9781317764335.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  6. ^ a b Greene, Beverly A.; Brodbar, Dorith (2011), "Notes on contributors: Ellyn Kaschak", in Greene, Beverly A.; Brodbar, Dorith (eds.), A minyan of women: family dynamics, Jewish identity and psychotherapy practice, London New York: Routledge, pp. xv–xvi, ISBN 9780415610650.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  7. ^ "Heritage Award". American Psychological Association. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Carolyn Wood Sherif Award". American Psychological Association. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Committee on Women in Psychology Leadership Award Recipients 1985-Present". American Psychological Association. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Denmark-Reuder Award: The Florence L. Denmark and Mary E. Reuder Award for Outstanding International Contributions to the Psychology of Women and Gender". Division 52 of the American Psychological Association. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2015.

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