Dr. Ellyn Kaschak has been widely recognized as one of the founders of the field of Feminist Psychology and Psychotherapy. As such, she has been honored with many awards in the field for her continuing intellectual and epistemological contributions, including many articles and presentations, keynote speeches, 12 edited books and her two groundbreaking books, Engendered Lives: A New Psychology of Women’s Experience (1992)b and Sight Unseen: Gender and Race through Blind Eyes (2015).
Dr. Kaschak has been a Professor of Psychology at San Jose State University since 1974, where she has also been the Chairperson of the graduate program in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling and Director of the University's Family Counseling Service. Dr. Kaschak is also the editor of the Journal of Women and Therapy and has published numerous edited anthologies including Minding the Body, A New View of Women's Sexual Problems, Intimate Betrayal: Domestic Violence in Lesbian Relationships and Assault on the Soul: Women in the former Yugoslavia, co-edited with Dr. Sara Sharratt.
Dr. Kaschak is the past Chair of the Feminist Therapy Institute and a Fellow of Division 35, the Psychology of Women, Division 12, Clinical Psychology, Division 44, LGBT Concerns, Division 45, Ethnic Minority Issues and Division 52, International Psychology of the American Psychological Association. She has been the recipient of the highest honors including The Heritage Award and The Carolyn Wood Sherif Award of Division 35, The Distinguished Leader Award of the APA Committee on Women in Psychology and the Feminist Therapy Institute, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Division on LGBT issues.
Dr. Kaschak is the founder of the Ellyn Uram Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls at Binghamton University and the recipient of the Binghamton University Distinguished Alumni Medal of Honor.