Stance against torture reaffirmed – Role of psychologists at detention centers approved

San Francisco – Despite boisterous protests at the American Psychological Association (APA) convention here last month the Council of Representatives overwhelmingly reaffirmed a 2004 resolution against cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of prisoners. Protesters wanted psychologists banned from the centers but the Council maintained a need for their presence at Guantanamo Bay and other detention […]

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  • Tribute to Ellis filled with tears and cheers

    San Francisco – Curmudgeon or charismatic, confrontational or provocative, infuriating or forceful, petulant or tolerant – any or all of these may very well describe Albert Ellis, Ph.D., but none capture the true essence of the man that many of his peers considered a genius. “He was an irascible old fool and did not suffer […]

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  • Online therapy poses great risks

    Many professional psychologists are wary of providing therapy online because the Internet is vulnerable to hacking and because they are not convinced that one can conduct therapy effectively via text. Psychologists are also concerned about the difficulty of verifying clients’ identities and therapists’ credentials and unclear or non-existent interstate and international regulation. The public, however, […]

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