March 8, 2022 - 11:45 - 12:30

Pedophilia: Recent and emerging research

Conférence d'Ian McPhail
Mardi 8 mars 2022 - 11h45 à 12h30
Université de Montréal, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, C-2059

Abstract of the conference

Pedophilia is a sexual interest in prepubescent children and is an important risk factor for understanding why some people commit sexual offences against children. In this talk, fundamental empirical and conceptual issues in our understanding of pedophilia are identified and findings from a program of research addressing these issues are presented. The talk examines the latent structure of pedophilic interests, whether therapeutic interventions are effective in treating pedophilic interests, and the role of stigma-related stress in the lives of pedophilic individuals.  Future directions in this research program are also discussed.

mcphail.jpeg (thumb - 100 x 100 free)Biography

Ian McPhail is a registered psychologist who is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Centre International de Criminologie Comparée (CICC) at the Université de Montréal. His research at the CICC focuses on understanding psychotherapeutic change process in sexual offender treatment. Dr. McPhail has an active program of research that focused on understanding pedophilia and psychological risk factors for sexual offending against children. He is also a clinician who has worked in a variety of correctional, forensic mental health, and general mental health settings.

Conférence intégrale


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