Dr. Anna Salter – Predators: pedophiles and their victims

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Dr. Anna Salter - Predators: pedophiles and their victims

Dr. Anna Salter received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Harvard University and was on the faculty of Dartmouth Medical Center for five years, where she served as director of a number of programs in the Department of Maternal and Child Health.  Salter lectures and consults throughout the US and abroad, and in 1997 won the Significant Achievement Award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.  She is the author of Predators and seven other books.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What drives people to sexually abuse children and the signs to look out for when spotting a predator
  • The misconception of predators and pedophiles
  • Why sex offenders perpetuate the narrative “ I was a victim when I was young”
  • How she treats serial killers
  • How the perspective on pedophilia differs culturally around the world
  • Advice for parents with young kids and why parents need to be actively involved in their children’s lives
  • What is a deviant arousal pattern
  • What are the modalities that are being used today to treat predators and is there a cure
  • How the internet supports and perpetuates predators
  • What the common theme is with incest offenders

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