Stephen Behnke is the Ethics Director at the American Psychological Association. Previously he was_an_instructor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He was also chief psychologist on the Day Hospital Unit of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Behnke has published on the criminal responsibility of individuals with multiple personality disorder, and has been chosen by W.W. Norton as the editor of a multi-volume series on state mental health laws. Dr. Behnke's current research interests include how the law views the relationship between mental illness and individual autonomy, how mental health professionals identify and resolve ethical dilemmas and how clinicians view the use of coercion in treating individuals with major mental illness.
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