Lessons Learned in Looking Back: Perspectives from Trailblazers

Lata K. McGinn, Michelle G. Newman

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Although this is in many ways a good era for women, many things have yet to improve. Women continue to lag behind men with regard to salaries, are under-represented in position of leadership, and still take on greater responsibility for child rearing and family responsibilities. Careers dominated by women tend to be associated with lower salaries and lower prominence and by the same token, women tend to dominate leadership positions when the field becomes less prestigious. Although women now outnumber men in graduating classes, the feminization of clinical psychology brings new challenges. This special series comes out of the 2009 trailblazer panel held at the ABCT convention in New York City, which explored the experiences faced by pioneering women in behavior therapy and discussed ways to help women overcome the glass ceiling. This introductory paper summarizes the lessons learned by these trailblazers with a view toward helping women in academia today.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)698-700
Number of pages3
JournalBehavior Therapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology


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