The Mind of the Paedophile discusses one of the most controversial and misunderstood subjects in the psychoanalytic arena today - paedophilia. A variety of treatments and therapies, including brain surgery, electric shock treatment and incarceration, have not succeeded in treating this condition. In this volume, a range of eminent and expert professionals go further: into the mind of the paedophile, using dream interpretation, free association, fantasies and memories, in a bid to comprehend the exact nature; the how, when and why, of paedophilia.
Charles W. Socarides is Former Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1979-1996) and Chairman, Discussion Group, The Sexual Perversions: Theory and Therapy, American Psychoanalytic Association, 1980. He is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association. He is in private practice in New York City. In 1995 he was awarded the Distinguished Professor Award from the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychologists, British Health Service.