APA Independent Review

This page is a list of relevant stories, press releases and information to keep Arkansas psychologists and the general public up-to-date on APA’s Independent review and their subsequent actions to address the Hoffman Report.

APA Convention in Toronto – Home of the Hockey Hall of Fame

APA CONVENTION IN TORONTO, HOME OF THE HOCKEY HALL OF FAME Pat DeLeon, former APA President The 123rd APA annual convention was exciting and Toronto is a beautiful city. There were a number of very interesting symposia highlighting, for example, the unique needs of military families, and the increasing impact of technology on healthcare and…

Education is the Most Powerful Weapon: Addressing Current Issues in Psychology

“EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON” Addressing Current Issues in Psychology Pat DeLeon, former APA President Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: One of the fundamental tenants of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is that quality care requires respectful collaboration among the various health care disciplines. Our colleagues in pharmacy have been on the…

APA Counsel Takes Action Regarding Interrogations

Dear Colleagues, We are writing to report on the results of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Council of Representatives’ (Council) deliberations on policies to address the major findings of the Independent Review that was conducted by David Hoffman and his colleagues. The Hoffman Report was commissioned by APA’s Board of Directors and found there was…

Statement regarding the Independent Review from APA Pres Barry Anton

Statement regarding the Independent Review from APA President, Barry Anton, PhD Since my vote to support the Independent Review in November 2014, I have voluntarily recused myself from any deliberations regarding the Independent Review. While my involvement occurred a decade ago, I recused because of my lengthy involvement in senior levels of APA governance, which…

Drs Newman, Dunivin, Banks & James Respond to the Hoffman Report

L. Morgan Banks, Ph.D. Debra Dunivin, Ph.D., ABPP Larry C. James, Ph.D., ABPP, and Russ Newman, Ph.D. Respond to the Hoffman Report When the American Psychological Association (APA) announced that it had engaged a law firm to conduct an independent review of the controversies surrounding psychologists’ involvement in national security interrogations, we looked forward to…