In "When legislative objectives are in conflict" (March Monitor), it was written that the Presidential Task Force on Psychological Ethics and National Security (PENS) report "was accepted by APA's Council of Representatives." Council did not accept the report, as in early July 2005, the Board of Directors invoked emergency action on council's behalf to adopt the PENS Report as APA policy. At its August meeting, among other actions, council 1) reaffirmed that psychologists are always bound by the Ethics Code and that the APA condemns torture wherever it occurs and 2) endorsed consultation and input by all interested parties in the PENS casebook and commentary process. Thus, it was incorrect to state that council accepted the report.
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