The Rule of Law Oral History Project
Professor, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
An interview with Stephen Soldz conducted on May 24, 2012 and April 30, 2013 by Mary Marshall Clark for the Columbia Center for Oral History, Rule of Law Oral History Project.
Dr. Stephen Soldz is a psychoanalyst and psychologist based in Boston. In 2007, Dr. Soldz helped found the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology with the goal of withdrawing psychologists aiding in abusive interrogations in Guantánamo. The author of numerous papers, blog entries, book chapters and articles on the U.S. and torture, Dr. Soldz also co-authored Experiments in Torture with Physicians for Human Rights in 2010. He is currently the Director of the Center for Research, Evaluation, and Program Development at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis and an advisor on torture to Physicians for Human Rights. This interview includes an account of the movement against the American Psychological Association to force the withdrawal of psychologists aiding in interrogations of prisoners in the War on Terror.