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J. Paul Fedoroff, MD

J. Paul Fedoroff, MD

Dr. Fedoroff is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa with cross-appointments to the Faculties of Criminology and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. He is Head of the Division of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. He is also Vice Chair of the Royal Ottawa Research Ethics Committee. He is Past-President of the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. He is an appointed member of the Ontario Review Board. He was the first Director of Forensic Research Unit at the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research and Chair of the Sex Offender Committee of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, where he is now a Counsellor. In 2014 the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons honored him as “Specialist of the Year” in Ontario and Nunavut. He is Past-President of the International Academy of Sex Researchers. In 2015 the Sexual Behaviours Clinic, of which he is Director, was given the Gold Award, the highest honor of the American Psychiatric Association for an outpatient academic clinical research program. 

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What does the scientific evidence tell us about treatment for pedophilia? The answer might surprise you.

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“Once a pedophile always a pedophile” is so 30 years ago. The author updates the realities about sex offenders and why psychiatrists should be more optimistic about their patients’ prognoses.

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