Steven J. Reisner, PhD
Q1In this critical time for APA, we need a president who
will lead us forward. For 10 years, I
pursued the truth regarding APA’s
collusion supporting the military’s
abusive interrogations and co-led the
fight to remove psychologists from
all national security interrogations
and from Guantanamo. APA must
rebuild its reputation worldwide: The
European Federation of Psychologists’
Associations expressed “deep shock”
and Nature referred to our “deal with
the devil.” If elected, I will provide a
recognized, trusted voice and strive to
assure members, the public and the
international community of APA’s
renewed commitment to prioritizing
transparency, ethics and human rights.
Q2 For decades, I’ve worked with and learned from clinicians
of color in East Africa, Israel/Palestine,
Kosovo and domestically to address
trauma arising from political violence.
At APA, we must listen to our own
psychologists of color and their
associations to understand how best to
Ali M. Mattu, PhD
Q1It took APA a decade to acknowledge the problems
highlighted in the Independent Review.
That is unacceptable.
We deserve an association that is
above reproach. To build #TheNewAPA
we must bring transparency to the
opaque system that allowed these failures
I will advocate for:
1. Using technology to increase the
voice of membership in governance.
2. Increasing accountability of
leadership through live broadcasting of
meetings and by making all votes public.
3. Creating online town hall
meetings among the CEO, president and
4. Developing an online petition
system that allows members to introduce
items into APA governance.
Q2 To support APA’s vision of using psychological science to
promote human rights and social justice,
1. Focus #TheNewAPA on issuing
scientific policy statements about the
Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD
Q1My focus on leadership and collaborations includes strong
adherence to the APA ethical standards.
Consistent behaviors that reflect this
position will present APA as an ethical
and effective organization.
Individuals active in APA and state,
provincial and territorial governance, as
well as those who aspire to participate
in collaborative efforts with other
organizations (including international
organizations), will need an updated
perspective on our ethical aspirations
as well as the code of conduct. We
must prepare all those in governance
to recognize and effectively respond
to potential ethical dilemmas in an
inclusive and timely manner as new
Q2 Leadership and organizational collaboration will prove
critical when addressing domestic
and international human rights
issues, as well as social justice issues in
communities of color.
First, I would consult with the
Council of National Psychological
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