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Oral history interview with Ghislaine Boulanger [electronic resource], 2012.

Creator: Boulanger, Ghislaine
Project: Rule of law oral history project
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Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst.

Scope and Contents

Career: clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst; Externship Director, New Hope Guild for Psychotherapy; Clinical Director, Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program; teaching and supervisory faculty, Clinical Psychology Program, Teachers College, Columbia University; founder, Withhold APA [American Psychological Association] Dues; teaching faculty, New York University [NYU], Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Education: PhD, clinical psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1981; certificate in family therapy, Ackerman Institute, 1986; certificate in psychoanalysis, Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, NYU, 1997. Reminiscences: dissertation on social readjustment of Vietnam veterans; 1970s as “heyday” of classical psychoanalysis; psychology community's early awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD]; work in inner-city settings; learning about psychologists working at Guantánamo and other black sites; founding of Withhold APA Dues. Discussions: APA's changing ethics after 9/11; role of psychologists at Guantánamo and other black sites; development of listservs and website to bring awareness to psychologists' roles at Guantánamo; Withhold APA Dues demonstrations and conferences protesting psychologists at Guantánamo Bay; membership conflict between APA's Psychoanalyst Division 39 and APA; resignation from APA; effects of solitary confinement on prisoners; APA's relationship with Department of Defense [DOD].

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