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Stephen Soldz, PhD

Position: Anti-Torture Advisor
Affiliation: Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
Stephen Soldz, PhD

Stephen Soldz is a psychologist, psychoanalyst, and public health researcher in Boston, and was a co-author of PHR's report Experiments in Torture. He is the Director of the Center for Research, Evaluation, and Program Development at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. He was Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology (Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School, and has taught at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston College, and Boston University.

Dr. Soldz is an expert on research methodology and has conducted numerous research and evaluation studies and published dozens of papers on such topics as psychotherapy process and outcomes, personality development and pathology, research methodology, substance abuse, and tobacco control. He has consulted to local, state, and federal government organizations and managed-care organizations on research and evaluation issues. Dr. Soldz co-edited Reconciling Empirical Knowledge and Clinical Experience: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy, published by American Psychological Association Books in 2000.

Together with several colleagues, in 2007 Dr. Soldz founded the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology. The Coalition has been in the forefront of efforts to withdraw psychologists from aiding abusive interrogations in US Department of Defense and CIA facilities. Dr. Soldz has published numerous professional articles, book chapters and popular articles on US torture, the roles of psychologists and the American Psychological Association in US detention abuses, and related areas of professional ethics. Dr. Soldz has been a psychological consultant on several Guantánamo detainee legal cases. Dr. Soldz is President-Elect of Psychologists for Social Responsibility and is Co-Chair of its Psychology and Human Rights Program. He is a consultant to Physicians for Human Rights.