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Steering Committee Bios:
Ghislaine Boulanger, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York
City and she is a member of the teaching and supervisory faculty of the Clinical Psychology Program at
Teachers College, Columbia University.
Dr. Boulanger began her career as a psychologist as a member of a team of social scientists studying the
effects of combat on Vietnam veterans. That early research shaped her professional commitment to
combat all forms of violence. Her most recent book, Wounded by Reality: Treating and Understanding
Adult Onset Trauma was published by The Analytic Press in March 2007. Dr. Boulanger has been a
member of the American Psychological Association for 25 years.
Martha Davis, Ph.D. has conducted nonverbal communication research on a number of topics, including
therapist-patient interactions and clinical state changes in psychotherapy. She has published numerous
articles and books on nonverbal communication. Recently retired from private psychotherapy practice,
Dr. Davis is currently Visiting Scholar at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City
where she conducted a study of videotaped criminal confessions.
She has consulted with homicide detectives of the New York Police Department among others on lines of
inquiry to follow based on analysis of taped interviews. Due to her forensic research and consulting
work, Dr. Davis has had to address the ethical issues of working with investigators for many years.
Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D. is a developmental and clinical psychologist in Oakland, California. She has
served on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, The Wright Institute, and Psychoanalytic
Institute of Northern California.
Her research and publications are in the areas of child development, parent-child relations, reproductive
technology, and gender. She is also a founding member of A Home Within, a national organization
addressing the emotional needs of children and youth in foster care, including the provision of long-term
pro bono psychotherapy.
She has been active in APA Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) as a division board member, as a board
member of Section III (Women, Gender and Psychoanalysis) and Section II (Childhood and
Adolescence), membership chair of Section II, and a general member of Section IX (Psychoanalysis and
Ruth Fallenbaum, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice in Berkeley. She has worked for 11 years
with Survivors International, providing mental health services to refugees and victims of torture. She is
an adjunct faculty member at The Wright Institute, Berkeley, is past board member of Section IX
(Psychoanalysts for Social Responsibility) of Division 39 of the American Psychological Association, and
she has been a member of the APA for 18 years.
Ryan Hunt, Ph.D. is a psychologist and 2007 graduate of Duquesne University's doctoral program in
clinical psychology. He is currently engaged in post-doctoral research at the Hillman Cancer Center in
Pittsburgh, and is in the final stages of licensure as a clinical psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania,
after which he intends to begin a private practice in psychotherapy.
Dr. Hunt's doctoral dissertation examined some of the significant precursors of the current APA
interrogation and torture controversy, including an Army-funded Cold War social science research project
known as "Project Camelot," in order to highlight discursive links between that project and the current
torture scandal. Dr. Hunt is puzzled as to why public discussion and debate on the U.S. torture program
in the mainstream media treats it as an isolated incident of recent provenance when prevailing scholarship
indicates that it is anything but, and that it is properly and fully understood only in the context of six
decades of CIA-sponsored research, much of it involving psychologists, bent on perfecting techniques of
Brad Olson, Ph.D. is a community, social, and personality psychologist. He is research faculty at
Northwestern University in the Foley Center for the Study of Lives and the School of Education and
Social Policy. His research areas include community action, public policy, human rights, nonviolence and
the narrative study of lives.
He is the past chair of the Divisions for Social Justice (DSJ), a collaborative of 12 divisions within the
American Psychological Association, working on social justice issues within psychology.
Frank Summers, Ph.D., ABPP, a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist, is a Supervising and Training
analyst at The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral
Sciences at Northwestern University Medical School, and a faculty member of The Chicago Center for
Psychoanalysis, the Minnesota Institute for Psychoanalysis, the Wisconsin Institute for Psychoanalysis,
and The Tampa Bay Institute for Psychoanalysis.
Currently President-Elect of Psychoanalysts for Social Responsibility, Dr. Summers maintains a private
practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Chicago, Illinois. His most recent book is
Self Creation: Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Art of the Possible (TAP, 2005.)