Photo by Leigh Kimball  ©2014  (Leigh S Kimball Productions)   I was invited by Washington State Senator Karen Keiser to give testimony on 1/27/14 before the Washington State Senate Healthcare Committee supporting the bill she is prime sponsor:  SB-6232 (see below).   This bill was drafted following my conference with Senator Keiser and State Representative […]

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photo by Bob Parker © 2013. My letter to the Washington State Insurance Commissioner copied below resulted from an experience of believing one thing and realizing the truth lay in the murky shadows of systemic corporate maze, much like a game of 3-card Monte.  I wrote this letter following encouragement I received during a personal […]

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This post is my resignation letter sent to Doug Wear PhD, the Executive Director of a professional organization I have been a proud member for over 20 years — Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA). I moved to resign because of two issues. WSPA maintains sponsorship of a company (United HealthCare) that epitomizes the maxim — […]

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photo by Bob Parker © 2007 Newsweek magazine has taken a keen interest in Dr. Steven Reisner’s 2008 candidacy for President of the American Psychological Association (APA).  A leading critic of the APA policy on psychologist involvement in interrogation and torture in national security detention centers, Dr. Reisner has been garnering considerable attention within the […]

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This is a guest post which highlights the documentary video “Interrogation Psychologists: The Making of a Professional Crisis” directed by colleague and friend Martha Davis PhD. Dr. Davis is a Clinical Psychologist and a Visiting Scholar at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She is an expert in the detection of […]

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photo by Bob Parker ©2008 Quoted from Milan Kundera, “The Book of Laughter and Forgetting”  NY:Penguin Books, 1986  (p. 3) To view a gallery of photographs of the APA Town Hall meeting, click here. The Town Hall meeting following the APA Council of Representatives vote approving Substitute Motion 3 and defeating an amendment restricting psychologists’ […]

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Photo by Bob Parker ©2008 Quotes from APA Council debate comments by Col. Larry James and Dr. Laurie Wagner To view a gallery of photographs click here. Controversy persists within and without the 148,000 member American Psychological Association (APA) regarding psychologists’ ethics and roles in national security interrogations and their presence in detention centers such […]

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According to Magnum photographer Paul Fusco — “Photography is a language”, and if a photograph does not evoke an emotional response, it is not effective. These words reflect Paul’s philosophy of photography and raison d’etre for his work. As you navigate the post and links below, you can see the mastery with which Paul brings […]

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photo by Bob Parker ©2008 Quote by Harold Pinter from “The Art of Theater III” as quoted in The Paris Review Book of Heartbreak, Madness, Sex, Love, Betrayal, Outsiders, Intoxication, War, Whimsey, Horrors, God, Death, Dinner, Baseball, Travels, The Art of Writing, and Everything else in the World since 1953. New York: Picador, 2003 (page […]

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FocusReframed —  May 18, 2008 — 2 Comments

Photo by Bob Parker ©2008 Quote from “They Thought They Were Free” by Milton Mayer, University of Chicago Press, Chicago & London: 1955 Here is something to suggest that social, psychological, historical, and political processes are universal; time and place are essentially irrelevant except as how specific scenarios manifest at any given moment in history. […]

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