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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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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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