Archive for the 'APA Ethics and Torture' Category

Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Psychologists in C.I.A. Torture Case

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Psychologists in C.I.A. Torture Case By Sheri Fink in The New York Times on January 27, 2017.

Suleiman Abdullah Salim, a Tanzanian man and a former detainee held by the C.I.A., is a plaintiff in a lawsuit focusing on C.I.A. interrogations.CreditBryan Denton for The New York Times

How a modest contract for ‘applied research’ morphed into the CIA’s brutal interrogation program

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: How a modest contract for ‘applied research’ morphed into the CIA’s brutal interrogation program By Greg Miller in the Washington Post on July 13, 2016.

The general view of the operations center of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) is seen during a tour by U.S. President George W. Bush at Liberty Crossing near Tysons Corner in Virginia, June 10, 2005. (Jason Reed/Reuters)

The Code Not Taken: The Path From Guild Ethics to Torture and Our Continuing Choices

Monday, May 16th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Code Not Taken: The Path From Guild Ethics to Torture and Our Continuing Choices:
Canadian Psychological Association John C. Service Member of the Year Award Address by Kenneth S. Pope on his page on the Articles, Research, & Resources in Psychology website.

The Government’s Unprecedented Position in CIA Torture Lawsuit Is Very Good News

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: The Government’s Unprecedented Position in CIA Torture Lawsuit Is Very Good News By Dror Ladin, Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project on April 15, 2016.

Preserve Do-No-Harm for Military Psychologists

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Preserve Do-No-Harm for Military Psychologists: Coalition Responds to Department of Defense Letter to the APA by Roy Eidelson Trudy Bond, Stephen Soldz, Steven Reisner, Jean Maria Arrigo, Brad Olson, and Bryant Welch on the CounterPunch Website on February 8, 2016.

Pentagon Wants Psychologists to End Ban on Interrogation Role

Monday, January 25th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Pentagon Wants Psychologists to End Ban on Interrogation Role By James Risen in The New York Times on January 24, 2016.

The Washington headquarters of the American Psychological Association, which last summer barred psychologists from participating in national security interrogations at facilities like the Guantánamo Bay prison.
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Pentagon Curbs Use of Psychologists With Guantánamo Detainees

Friday, January 1st, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Pentagon Curbs Use of Psychologists With Guantánamo Detainees by James Risen in The New York Times on December 31, 2015.

The United States prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in 2010. Psychologists no longer observe or are involved with detainee interviews at Guantánamo, or provide any feedback to the American military on detainee behavior.
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Accused of Supporting Torture, DePaul University Dean Faces Calls For Resignation

Monday, December 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Accused of Supporting Torture, DePaul University Dean Faces Calls For Resignation Like others who had a hand in the Bush-era torture programs, activists say, Gerald Koocher is facing virtually no consequences for his role in allowing psychologists to participate in “enhanced interrogation” techniques by Tom Ladendorf on the In These Times Website on December 11, 2015.

DePaul University College of Science and Health Dean Gerald Koocher. (Jeff Carrion/DePaul University)

Making a Choice: APA Reform or Business as Usual?

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Making a Choice: APA Reform or Business as Usual? A new campaign aims to discredit the Hoffman Report by Roy Eidelson Ph.D. on this Dangerous Ideas blog on the Psychology Today Blogs on October 29, 2015.

The Psychoanalytic Activist

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Fall 2015 Edition of The Psychoanalytic Activist.

CIA torture survivors sue psychologists who designed infamous program

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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Click Here To Read and View: CIA torture survivors sue psychologists who designed infamous program: Psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen targeted by lawsuit ACLU sues on behalf of suspects subjected to mock drowning and more by Spencer Ackerman on the Guardian Website on October 13, 2015.

Former U.S. Detainees Sue Psychologists Responsible For CIA Torture Program

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Former U.S. Detainees Sue Psychologists Responsible For CIA Torture Program by Jenna McLaughlin on The Intercept.com website on October 13, 2015.

Elizabeth Severn, Sándor Ferenczi, and the Origins of Mutual Analysis at The Sándor Ferenczi Center

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

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Elizabeth Severn, Sándor Ferenczi, and the Origins of Mutual Analysis
Saturday September 19, 2015
Location: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center (more…)

BGSP Faculty Member Spearheads Movement to Ban Psychologists From Guantanamo and All National Security Interrogations

Monday, August 17th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: BGSP Faculty Member Spearheads Movement to Ban Psychologists From Guantanamo and All National Security Interrogations on the Digital Journal website on August 17, 2015

What happened to discussion of interrogations? by Bill MacGillvray

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

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Division Forum: I wrote this summary below for my local chapter. Bill

I would like to update everyone who wasn’t able to attend APA Convention in Toronto and especially the Council of Representatives meetings that week. As many of you now know, I assume, the revelations in the New York Times by James Risen many months ago prompted the APA Board of Directors (BoD) to commission an investigation by a Chicago attorney. David Hoffman. The report was leaked to the Times several weeks ago, just before it was to be discussed by a subset of the APA BoD before its general release. Interestingly, this group also invited Steven Reisner and Stephen Soldz to also review and make recommendations to this group. (more…)

Reflections on a Historic APA Convention and the Road Ahead

Friday, August 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Reflections on a Historic APA Convention and the Road Ahead Important steps were taken, but the road to redemption is long by Roy Eidelson Ph.D. on his Dangerous Ideas blog on the Psychology Today Blogs on Aug 13, 2015.

James Risen: In Sharp Break from Past, APA Set to Vote on Barring Psychologists from Interrogations

Monday, August 10th, 2015

JamesRisenClick Here to Read and View:  James Risen: In Sharp Break from Past, APA Set to Vote on Barring Psychologists from Interrogations on the Democracy Now website on August 7, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Psychology Group Votes To Ban Members From Taking Part In Interrogations by Dena Temple-Raston on the NPR website on August 7, 2015. (more…)

These Six Rebel Psychologists Just Won A Long War Against Torture

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read and View: These Six Rebel Psychologists Just Won A Long War Against Torture: They were ridiculed and sidelined by the leadership of the American Psychological Association, which they accused of complicity in human rights abuses. When the association voted to ban psychologists from these activities on Friday, the rebels scored an improbable — and emotional — victory by Peter Aldhous on the BuzzFeed website on August 7, 2015.

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Psychologists Approve Ban on Role in National Security Interrogations

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Psychologists Approve Ban on Role in National Security Interrogations By James Risen in The New York Times on August 7, 2015.

The Washington headquarters of the American Psychological Association, the nation’s largest association of psychologists. STEPHEN CROWLEY / THE NEW YORK TIMES

American Psychological Association Resolution on Torture

Friday, August 7th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: American Psychological Association Resolution on Torture.