Sunday, October 7, 2007

Noted Psychologist Leaves APA over Torture Capitulation

Stephen Soldz publishes a letter from long-time APA member and activist Beth Shinn:

The damage to the American Psychological Association from its indefensible position supporting psychologists participating in interrogations where human rights are ignored, and its weak stand, full of loopholes, against bush’s torture regime. Right after the APA Convention in August, noted psychologist and author Mary Pipher returned an award to the APA in protest of these policies. Today, Beth Shinn, former President of two APA divisions, resigned from the APA “because the American Psychological Association continues to condone psychologists’ work in detention centers that violate international law and because of actions by APA’s leadership to discourage dissent from its policies in this matter.”

Go to the link to read the entire letter.

Bravo Dr. Shinn!

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