The leadership of the Society for Military Psychology (Division 19 of the American Psychological Association) has forwarded a special Task Force report to the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association that calls into question the accuracy and completeness of APA Independent Review ("Hoffman Report"), which APA has been using to change its policies.
The Division 19 Task Force report calls into question the basis for what it considers reactive and aggressive policy changes the APA is now taking to deny any psychologists (to include U.S. military psychologists) from serving in the areas of national security (especially in interrogation support to stop or reduce the risk of threats against our homeland, military or our partners around the world).
A cover letter endorsed by the Division 19 leadership calls on APA for corrective action and provides recommendations to the APA leadership. Division 19 President, Dr. Tom Williams, in forwarding the report, stated the Task Force report offers "very compelling and well-documented evidence that is deserving of your careful attention and action," and to ensure America's largest professional organization of psychologists "secure(s) a future committed to an absolute foundation of truth and science we all deserve."
Download the Division 19 Task Force Report here, along with the letter to the APA Board of Directors.
Division 19 Presidential Task Force Report - PDF (11/09/2015)
Division 19 Letter to the APA Board of Directors - PDF (11/09/2015)