The results of an independent review (known as the Hoffman Report) commissioned by APA were recently released to the public. The review investigated the role that psychologists and APA played with the Department of Defense in the Bush administration's war on terror program. The report found that: "some of the association’s top officials, including its ethics director, sought to curry favor with Pentagon officials by seeking to keep the association’s ethics policies in line with the interrogation policies of the Defense Department, while several prominent outside psychologists took actions that aided the C.I.A.’s interrogation program and helped protect it from growing dissent inside the agency." Since the release of the report the APA board of directors has taken several actions and is making more recommendations to APA's Council of Representatives. The OPA board of directors and membership have been monitoring this issue closely and communicating with our members about it.
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The Oregon Psychological Association (OPA) is a not for profit professional association whose purpose is to promote the interests of psychology as a science and profession through services to the public and members. OPA is a comprised of Oregon psychologists who advocate for psychologists on local, state and national issues affecting both the profession and the world we live in. OPA functions through the active volunteer work of our membership.
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The Benefits of MembershipOPA is comprised of psychologists and associates that advocate for psychology on local, state and national issues affecting both the profession and the world we live in. OPA functions through the active volunteer work of our membership.