It's important to me to provide to professionals and the public as much scientific information about sex as I can. I continue to speak widely on atypical sexualities, including hypersexuality (sex addiction), paraphilias (unusual sexual interests), the role of the brain in human sexuality, pedophilia, and sexual offending. Depending on the audiences’ needs, I try to tailor the material to emphasize the most relevant aspects and to leave substantial time for the many questions most audiences have. I have used a wide variety of formats, from lectures to full-day workshops, for a wide variety of audiences, from neuroscientists, sex researchers, and forensic professionals to policy-makers, civil rights groups, and victim advocates.
In addition to translating the current brain science for general audiences, I am being asked more and more often to speak on how best to apply science to improve public policy, increase public safety, and prevent sexual abuse. In North America, previous trainings have included the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Canadian Border Services Agency, Ontario Court of Justice Judicial Development Institute, and the Sex Offender Assessment Board of Pennsylvania. Interna-tionally, I have provided consultation and training services to community groups, corporations, and national granting agencies from Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, and the U.S.
If you are interested in inviting me to speak at a professional conference or other event, please email me directly.
(Courtesy TVO) Briefly explaining current brain research to public audience. A full length lecture is under Research.
Recent & upcoming lectures
- 2016, April 7. The neuroscience of pedophilia. Risk & Recovery Conference. St. Joseph's Healthcare. Hamilton, ON.
- 2016, January 29. Literary Gathering for Intellectual Diversity featuring James Cantor, PhD, on the Causes of Pedophilia and Hebephilia. Barry University. Miami Shores, FL.
- 2015, August 9. Hypersexuality: Getting past whether “it” is or “it” isn’t. International Academy of Sex Research. Toronto, Canada.
- 2015, July 23. A unified theory of typical and atypical sexual interest in men: Paraphilia, hypersexuality, asexuality, and vanilla as outcomes of a single, dual opponent process. 2015 Puzzles of Sexual Orientation meeting, Lethbridge, AL, Canada.
- 2015, June 16. Hypersexuality. Ontario Problem Gambling Provincial Forum. Toronto, Canada.
- 2015, May 28. Assessment of pedophilia: Past, present, future. International Symposium on Neural Mechanisms Underlying Pedophilia and Child Sexual Abuse (NeMUP). Berlin, Germany.
- 2015, March 27. Prevention of sexual abuse by tackling the biggest stigma of them all: Making sex therapy available to pedophiles. Society for Sex Therapy and Research, Boston, MA.
- 2015, March 24. Pedophilia: Predisposition or perversion? Columbia University School of Journalism. New York, NY.
- 2015, February 12. Hypersexuality. Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Whitby, Ontario, Canada.
- 2015, January 22. Brain research and pedophilia: What it means for assessment, research, and policy. Inaugural Conference of the Netherlands Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Utrecht, Netherlands.
- 2014, February 28. Pedophilia and the brain: Recap and update. Washington State Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Cle Elum, WA.
- 2014, February 4. Functional connectivity in pedophilia. Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- 2013, November 26. Understanding pedophilia and the brain: The basics, the current status, and their implications. Forensic Psychology Research Centre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
- 2013, November 2. Mistaking puberty, mistaking hebephilia. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Chicago, IL.
- 2013, October 30. Understanding pedophilia and the brain: A recap and update. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Chicago, IL.
- 2013, October. Compulsive-hyper-sex-addiction: I don’t care what we all it, what can we do? Board of Examiners of Sex Therapists and Counselors of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- 2013, September 13. Neuroimaging of pedophilia: Current status and implications. McGill University Health Centre, Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
- 2013, September. Pedophilia and the brain: Current MRI research and its implications. World Congress for Sexual Health, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
- 2013, April. Understanding pedophilia and the brain. Minnesota Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Minneapolis, MN.
- 2013, April. The neurobiology of pedophilia and its implications for assessment, treatment, and public policy. Society for Sex Therapy and Research, Baltimore, MD.
- 2013, April. Sex offenders: Relating research to policy. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Dallas, TX.
- 2013, March. Pedophilia and brain research: From the basics to the state-of-the-art. Forensic Mental Health Association of California, Monterey, CA.
- 2013, January. Pedophilia and child molestation. Canadian Border Services Agency, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.