Colonel Larry James (ret.), PhD. ABPP, author of Fixing Hell, is giving a talk on Friday, November 13, from 2-4pm in the Moot Courtroom at Regent University. The talk is part of the 2009-2010 Colloquia Series sponsored by the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. The title of his talk is “What Really Happened at Abu Ghraib: A Psychologist’s Perspective.”
The topic of the role of psychologists in military interrogations has received a significant amount of attention in the American Psychological Association. Dr. James has been in the thick of things abroad (at Abu Ghraib and Gitmo) and at home in the debates about this, as well as the person who has been responsible for helping psychologists navigate both the demands of their work for the military and the standards and principles of the ethics code. I just finished reading his book, and the colloquium promises to be a fascinating presentation.