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The Ethics Office of the American Psychological Association recently closed a longstanding ethics complaint against Dr. John Leso without taking any disciplinary action -- despite extensive documentation of his involvement in cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment at Guantanamo. I offer my perspective on the APA's position in the cartoon below. A larger version is also available online here:

www.ethicalpsychology.org/leso

Thus far APA's stance has prompted many individual expressions of outrage and concern, as well as detailed statements from at least three groups -- Psychologists for Social Responsibility, the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, and APA's own Division 39 (I am a member of the first two organizations).

APA's governing body, its Council of Representatives, has the authority to review the actions of the Ethics Office -- if it so chooses. Answers are needed to important questions about the procedures and priorities that produced this disturbing precedent-setting decision in the Leso case.

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by Roy J. Eidelson

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Roy Eidelson is a psychologist who studies, writes about, and consults on the role of psychological issues in political, organizational, and group conflict settings. He is president of Eidelson Consulting, a past president of Psychologists for (more...)
 

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