Family Resource Directory Survey

Are you a Director of Clinical Training or other program representative for an APA-accredited training site in the United States?

If so, you may have received an email from us at FIPP that looks like this:

Stevie Grassetti, Ph.D. of West Chester University in conjunction with the Families in Psychology Project ( is conducting a study exploring family support resources offered trainees of doctoral, internship, and postdoctoral training programs in the United States and its territories accredited by the American Psychological Association. The study is not endorsed or sponsored by the American Psychological Association and is being conducted independent of its entities. The linked survey is estimated to take less than one hour and will ask questions about various resources that the program completing the survey offers to prospective and current trainees who have families. The program will not be offered compensation for participation. 

We are requesting participation from the following program: 

[Program name]

If this is not the program you represent, please disregard this email. If you are not the right person to contact for this information, please respond to or forward this email to the correct member of your institution. 

Please click the following link to participate. You will be directed to a screen that provides information for you to consider when determining whether to participate followed by the survey itself.

We hope that you will consider participating in our research which will help to better understand the support APA-accredited training programs offer trainees with families. If you have not received an email prompting your participation, or if you have questions about this study, please contact us.

Current Projects

Attitudes Towards Parenting in Psychology Trainees and Their Mentors

A recently completed survey study examining the relationship amongst key demographic factors, attitudes of mentors, and career decision making in graduate level psychology trainees. Data is currently being analyzed and prepared for publication.

Family Resource Directory

A coded system was developed for this ongoing project exploring the family friendliness of APA-accredited doctoral level Clinical Psychology training programs. The directory will be shared on this website under the advocacy section shortly with ongoing collection to keep it current. Existing data is currently being written up for dissemination via scholarly publication.

Call for Articles

The team at FIPP is coordinating the submission of a special joint issue to two relevant journals around training in graduate level psychology and early career experiences as a parent. If you would like to submit an article please contact Drs. Lila Pereira and Breanna Wilhelmi (joint editors) by emailing us at

List of Lab Publications and Presentations

Grassetti, S.N., Pereira, L.M.,Hernandez, E., Fritzges-White, J., & Gibson, A. (2019). Trainee perspectives on supervisory behaviors that assist in managing the challenges of new parenthood during clinical internship. Training and Education in Professional Psychology. In Press.

Wilhelmi, B., Pereira, L.M., Pereira, S., Oberleiter, D., & Braniecki, S. (2019). Work and family in the psychology pipeline: Qualitative findings from a national study of trainees and mentors. Practice Innovations.In Press.

Samanoglu, M., Piela, G., & Pereira, L. (February, 2019). The Impact of Support on Female Psychology Graduate Students and Pre-doctoral Interns on Family Planning. Poster presented at The 2019 Association for Women in Psychology annual conference, Newport, RI.

Rivera, V., Wilhelmi, B., & Pereira, L. (August, 2018). Development of a Family Resource Directory and Ranking System for APA-Accredited Doctoral Programs. Poster Presented at the 126th Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association. San Francisco, CA.

Rivera, V., Wilhelmi, B., & Pereira, L. (April, 2018). How Family-Friendly are APA-Accredited Doctoral Programs in California? Poster Presented at the Annual California Psychological Association Convention. LaJolla, CA.

Wilhelmi, B., Pereira, L.M., Pereira, S., Oberleiter, D., & Braniecki, S. (August, 2016). Two Pā€™s in a Pod: Balancing Parenthood with Psychology Training and Careers. Symposium at the 124th Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Manuscripts Under Review

 Grassetti, S.N., Pereira, L.M.,& Wilhelmi, B. The Families in Psychology Project: Restructuring the Field of Psychology Through Inclusive Leadership that Recognizes the Importance of Psychologists; Personal Identities as Parents.