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Psychologists\' Assistance with Interrogations of Prisoners of War

28 Signatures Goal: 100

We, the members of the American Psychological Association (APA) and members of the psychology profession at large, call for an end to participation by psychologists in any and all activities that cause or contribute harm or distress to persons deemed enemy combatants by the United States government. We additionally call for the creation of a committee within the APA to review the association\'s involvement to date with policies and practices connected to the interrogation of these same prisoners. While we agree that psychologists may assist with efforts to protect the country from future acts of terror, we do so first and foremost by adhering to the APA\'s ethical guidelines, which clearly state our responsibility to safeguard the welfare and rights of all individuals and to respect their dignity and value. As helping professionals, we further reaffirm our commitment to abide by the articles regarding treatment of prisoners of war established by the Geneva Conventions.

Sponsor

This petition is sponsored by Wylie Goodman, Psy.D., a psychologist in private practice in New York City and a member of the American Psychological Association.

Links

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/07/washington/07detain.htmlex=1150516800&en=1984094011046c7b&ei=5070&emc=eta1 - Military Alters the Makeup of Interrogation Advisers http://www.apa.org/releases/PENSTaskForceReportFinal.pdf - Report of the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Psychological Ethics and National Security http://www.apa.org/ethics/ - APA Ethics Office

Comment

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Signatures

  • 7 years ago
    Hector United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Sergio Rothstein United States
    7 years ago
  • 9 years ago
    Jack B. Schaffer, Ph.D. United States
    9 years ago
  • 9 years ago
    Carlos Perez United States
    9 years ago
  • 9 years ago
    Ellen Levine United States
    9 years ago
  • 9 years ago
    Lisa Altshuler, Ph.D. United States
    9 years ago
  • 9 years ago
    Marcia Hestand United States
    9 years ago
  • 9 years ago
    Kilianne Kimball United States
    9 years ago
  • 9 years ago
    John L. Reeves II, PhD, MSCP, ABPP United States
    9 years ago
  • 9 years ago
    Amy Johnson, Ph.D. United States
    9 years ago
  • 9 years ago
    Joanne E. Booth United States
    9 years ago
  • 9 years ago
    Mary Lynne Courtney United States
    9 years ago
  • 9 years ago
    Larry Hess, PsyD United States
    9 years ago
  • 9 years ago
    Kathryn R. Neely, Psy.D. United States
    9 years ago
  • 9 years ago
    Bill R. Arnold, Ph.D., ABPP United States
    9 years ago
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