The Coalition for an Ethical Psychology is dedicated to putting psychology on a firm ethical foundation in support of social justice and human rights. The Coalition has been in the lead of efforts to remove psychologists from torture and abusive interrogations.

Stephen Soldz

Stephen Soldz is a psychologist, psychoanalyst, and public health researcher on the faculty of the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. He became active in the movement to remove psychologists from abusive interrogations in 2006, when he published an article on the topic in CounterPunch. Since then he has published dozens of articles, newspaper columns, professional papers, and book chapters on psychologists, torture, interrogations, and the American Psychological Association. He is considered by many to be the chronicler of this issue. Dr. Soldz is a consultant to Physicians for Human Rights and coauthored PHR’s report Experiments in Torture documenting illegal and unethical CIA research on interrogations. He is currently President of Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR).

Dr. Soldz is a recognized expert in research and evaluation design. He has consulted to the federal, state, and local governments and private companies on research issues. He has over 70 research and clinical papers in such areas as personality, psychotherapy research, longitudinal research, substance abuse, and tobacco control. Soldz is the editor (with Leigh McCullough) of Reconciling Empirical Knowledge and Clinical Experience: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2000). He is on the Editorial Boards of Psychotherapy Research and Politics and Psychotherapy International, as well as the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Research Practice.

For the Coalition, Soldz focuses upon research, writing, and press relations. He has made numerous radio and television appearances discussing aspects of the interrogations issue as well as other psychological and social issues. In addition to Coalition statements which are available HERE, a partial list of Dr. Soldz's other writings on torture and interrogation is provided below.