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The APA and Guantanamo: Actions, Not Words by Roy Eidelson and Dan Aalbers

Monday, April 13th, 2015

The APA and Guantanamo: Actions, Not Words
Roy Eidelson and Dan Aalbers

Two years ago the American Psychological Association adopted its comprehensive “Policy Related to Psychologists’ Work in National Security Settings and Reaffirmation of the APA Position Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.” The stated rationale for this consolidation of previous ethics policies was that it would eliminate confusion and uncertainty. In turn, this heightened clarity would presumably facilitate greater adherence to APA policies and more effective enforcement of ethical violations.
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Russia lashes out at law to erase Ukraine’s Soviet past

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Russia lashes out at law to erase Ukraine’s Soviet past By Claire Rosemberg and Oleksandr Savochenko on the Yahoo News website on April 10, 2015.

Board of Trustees Announces Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, as Next Medical Director/CEO

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Board of Trustees Announces Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, as Next Medical Director/CEO on the Austen Riggs The Riggs Blog on February 25, 2015.

A Tale of Two Twins

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: A Tale of Two Twins By Galit Atlas in The New York Times on April 11, 2015.

Obama to Call for End to ‘Conversion’ Therapies for Gay and Transgender Youth

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Obama to Call for End to ‘Conversion’ Therapies for Gay and Transgender Youth By Michael D. Shear in The New York Times on April 8, 2015.

President Obama before boarding Marine One on Tuesday at the White House.CreditZach Gibson/The New York Times

Aggression, not just depression, led copilot to crash plane, experts say

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Aggression, not just depression, led copilot to crash plane, experts say by Melissa Healey in the Los Angeles Times on April 5, 2015.

A memorial for victims of Germanwings Flight 9525 in Le Vernet, France. (Daniel Karmann / European Pressphoto Agency)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

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Click Here to View: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Government Surveillance (HBO) on YouTube.

In Report on Rolling Stone, a Case Study in Failed Journalism

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  In Report on Rolling Stone, a Case Study in Failed Journalism By Jonathan Mahler in The New York Times on April 5, 2015.

The Holocaust’s long reach

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The Holocaust’s long reach: Trauma is passed on to survivors’ children by Ian Brown in The Globe and Mail on April 3, 2015.

A General Feeling of Disorder

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: A General Feeling of Disorder by Oliver Sacks In The New York Review of Books in the April 23, 2015 ISSUE.

Richards and Frattaroli on Hobson

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Current Comments by Elio Frattaroli.

Click Here to Read: Arnold Richards’s Letter to the Editor of the Harvard Review in 1988.

Click Here to Read: Debate text by Elio Frattaroli from a debate with him and Adolf Grunberg in 1988.

It’s Ba-a-ack! Psychoanalysis Returns From the Near-Dead

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: It’s Ba-a-ack! Psychoanalysis Returns From the Near-Dead Reviewed by Jacqueline Brooks on the WebMD Health News website on December 19, 2000.

Do You Google Your Shrink?

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Do You Google Your Shrink? By Anna Fels in The New York Times on April 4, 2015.

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Retired Japanese Fighter Pilot Sees an Old Danger on the Horizon

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Retired Japanese Fighter Pilot Sees an Old Danger on the Horizon by Martin Fackler in The New York Times on Arpil 3, 2015.

Kaname Harada, 98, holding a photo of himself as a Japanese fighter pilot in World War II. His final mission, he said, was to warn Japan to never go to war again. CreditKo Sasaki for The New York Times

Lessons from the East — China’s Rapidly Evolving Health Care System

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Lessons from the East — China’s Rapidly Evolving Health Care System by David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., and William Hsiao, Ph.D. in the New England Journal of Medicine 2015; 372:1281-1285 on April 2, 2015.

Therapist from the Depths: A Conversation with Michael Eigen

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Therapist from the Depths: A Conversation with Michael Eigen by Ruth Kara-Ivanov Kaniel in Tikun on May 21, 2013.

Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy Puts The Body – and Love – Back In Mental Healthcare

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy Puts The Body – and Love – Back In Mental Healthcare by Laura K. Kerr on the Social Justice Solutions Website on April 1, 2015.

Germanwings Crash: Should Pilots Surrender Medical Records?

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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Click Here to Read and View:  Germanwings Crash: Should Pilots Surrender Medical Records? By Andy Eckardt, Alastair Jamieson and Natasha Lebedeva on the NBC News website on April 1, 2015.

In Treatment, but in Which Language?

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: In Treatment, but in Which Language? By Anastasia Piatakhina Giré in The New York Times on March 31, 2015.

Psychotherapy – Melanie Klein

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

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Click Here to View: Psychotherapy – Melanie Klein from the School of Life  on YouTube.