Tag Archive for Torture

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…

APA Apology and Moving Forward

Released from APA on July 24, 2015, via List serve Dear Members, As is true for us, we know the contents of the Independent Review (IR) report are extremely troubling and painful to our members. We have heard from many that you feel the profession you love and respect has been tarnished and, for some,…

ArPA’s Response to APA’s Independent Review Relating to Ethics Guidelines, National Security Interrogations and Torture

Arkansas Psychological Association’s Response to APA’s Independent Review Relating to Ethics Guidelines, National Security Interrogations, and Torture The Arkansas Psychological Association’s (ArPA) Board of Directors is closely following the recent report by David Hoffman, which found evidence of a relationship between certain leaders in the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Bush Administration’s interrogation and…

A Time of Crisis, Opportunity, and Growth

A Time of Crisis, Opportunity, and Growth The revelations in the recently released Hoffman independent review report represent an unprecedented crisis for our Association. As your CEO, I want to express my deepest regrets for the events described in the report, which hurt us all tremendously. Many of you have shared with me the range…