#108 – American Psychological Association Convention Sampler, Part 2


On my second day at the 115th annual American Psychological Association, I snagged three interesting interviews. The first is with Jan Martin, Ph.D. who is president-elect of the independent practice division. We discuss a number of issues of interest to clinical practitioners. The second interview is with Yosi Amaram (sp?), a doctoral student at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology. He gave a fascinating presentation on his research about Spiritual Intelligence. The third interview is not an interview but a recording of two different parts of an address by Dr. Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania on Positive Psychology, of which he is the founder and driving force. I comment extensively on the issue of whether psychologists should be involved in military interrogations and also read a number of listener e-mails.



  1. Larís
    Posted August 28, 2007 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    Hi Dr. Dave,

    I tried to listen to your last show today and after 20 minutes and 40 seconds it goes silent. When I’ve tried listening to it on your website, it stops at the same point.

    Thought you might want to know. I hope you can fix it, because I would really like to hear the rest of it…

    Thanks, goodluck and regards,



  2. Posted August 28, 2007 at 12:13 pm | Permalink


    Thanks for alerting me to this problem! I working on it right now to get it fixed!

    Dr Dave

  3. Posted August 28, 2007 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Okay, I’ve just fixed it and it works right on this site, now. But it may take a day or two for the right version to appear in the feed, e.g. iTunes. Sorry!

    Dr. Dave

  4. Posted August 31, 2007 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for your comments in the podcast on the sad APA vote to continue participation in military and CIA torture and interrogation sessions.

    You mentioned the loophole created by listing up the techniques that are forbidden. It’s even worse than that; the prohibited list itself is a hypocracy since psychologists, participating on BSCT teams, designed those abusive methods of interrogation. In other words, psychologists created methods of torture that can literally destroy the minds of innocent detainees. Yup, the folks on whom this destruction is being wreaked have not been convicted (or in almost all cases, even charged) with any crime at all. They are eventually released.

    Minus their brains, of course.

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