August 3, 2018
Social scientist under threat: resistance and self-censorship in Turkish academia
Vezir Aktas, Marco Nilsson & Klas Borell
Aktas, Nilsson, & Borell give a description, of the current situation of academics (psychologists and social scientist) at Turkish universities based on interviews with victims.
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August 8, 2018
APA rejects proposal expanding role of military psychologists to treat detainees in all settings
Governing council opts to leave longstanding policy unchanged.
SAN FRANCISCO – The American Psychological Association declined to adopt a resolution today that would have supported the role of military psychologists as providers of health care services to detainees in any national security setting.
In rejecting this proposal, by a vote of 105-57 with 11 abstentions, APA’s governing Council of Representatives opted to retain the existing policy that restricts the role of military psychologists in detention sites that are in violation of the U.S. Constitution or international law. The individuals who proposed the measure said it was aimed at allowing military psychologists to provide needed health care to detainees without any restrictions as to the setting in which services are provided. This resolution would have made the role of psychologists consistent with the role of psychiatrists and other military health providers who may treat detainees at any site, including the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
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European Federation of Psychology Students' Associations - EFPSA
On June, EFPSA together with other European healthcare students' associations have organised the European Healthcare Students’ Associations Summit (EHSAS), a policy event. Read here below the full press release.
In the first week of September, the very productive first Board of Management Meeting took place at the sunny coast of Croatia. Many topics were discussed, and significant decisions have been made. Read here below more about the EFPSA first Board of Management and find updates about EFPSA services.
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