Dr. Cat Woman
Dr. Cat, PsyD MA
doctor of psychology, professor of literature, author, lecturer

About Us

Dr. Cat, aka Dr. Cat Woman, is thinking of changing her last name to 'Woman'.  The very fact that she has not met a person with the last name of 'Woman' -- but many with the last name of 'Mann' -- speaks volumes about global culture.  Dr. Cat, a licensed clinical psychologist, has dedicated her life's work to examining the experience of women in a global culture of patriarchy, defined as "rule by the father."  Her purpose has been to identify the means by which any oppressor dominates the oppressed and forces them to submit to his dictates.  Although her theory of oppression focuses primarily on the experience of women, it can be applied to all oppressed groups.


Dr. Cat earned a B.A. in English with high honors from Princeton University, an M.A. in English from Stanford University, and a Psy.D. (Doctorate of Psychology) from the California Graduate Institute of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCS in L.A.) -- where she was valedictorian at graduation ceremonies.  She is now a Professor of Psychology at TCS, where she teaches courses in Psychodynamic Theory, Family Systems Theory, Substance Abuse Assessment & Treatment, Group Therapy, and Individual Therapy.  TCS is the largest graduate school of psychology in the country, with campuses in Chicago, Washington D.C., and L.A.  She has also taught psychology at Antioch University and writing at Loyola Marymount University, and she has been a Professor of English Literature at Santa Monica College for over 15 years -- where she teaches writing, rhetoric, argumentation, American literature, British literature, Minority literature, and sociopolitical theory.

 

As a hobby, Dr. Cat has performed opera locally, including on L.A. 36 -- Cable Channel for the Arts -- from 2004-2009.  She also plays acoustic and electric guitar; writes songs; paints landscapes and seascapes in oils (see Contact Us page above); walks, bikes, hikes, does yoga and meditates.





 The Fran & Ray Stark Collection of 20th-Century Sculpture at the
J. Paul Getty Museum
, Los Angeles, CA 


photo below: Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA, October 2011;
see Resources page.