Don’t Quit the APA – Fight to get the Truth about Enhanced Interrogations

Posted on Jun 7, 2015 in APA Investigation

  Earlier, I give a number of examples about skepticism regarding past reportedly independent investigations in the realms of politics and other high-profile organizations. Recently, I’ve come across more relevant examples: In the recent FIFA scandal, reports have stated that there had been an independent investigation about allegations of corruption. The organization stated that the investigation cleared them of wrongdoing, but did...

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Response to report on APA Allegations of Torture Support

Posted on May 16, 2015 in APA Investigation

An unprecedented amount of media focus and listserv activity has been focused on allegations of American Psychological Association (APA) support for CIA torture in the form of enhanced irrigation such as waterboarding. The APA has hired an outside investigator, attorney David Hoffman of the Sidley Austin law firm. In light of the recent media focus, many individuals understandably have voiced concern about the allegations and have offered...

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Over One and a Half Million and Twice as Likely to Suffer from Problems: Working with Children of Divorce

Posted on Nov 1, 2014 in Children and Divorce

People are often aware that children who grow up in homes where there has been divorce have a bigger risk of facing problems in life. But what does that really mean? The best recent estimates are that there are over one and a half million children each year who experience the divorce or permanent separation of their parents. Although most of these children do not end up with significant life difficulties, an increased proportion do, compared...

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Ethics and Risk Management

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Ethics

It’s Gotten a Lot More Complicated: Ethics and Risk Management in the Age of Internet Communication and Information Technology For the mental health practitioner, there have always been challenges in terms of practicing effectively and ethically. In recent years, these matters are more complicated than ever. Technology has added the ability to communicate by visual access to voice across great distances, such as through Skype. That technology...

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