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Dr. Rene Sorrentino is a clinical instructor at Harverd Medical school and heads up the Institute for Sexual Wellness (www.instituteforsexualwellness.org). Dr. Sorrentino discusses the difference between pedophiles and child molesters and how they relate to abuse of children in the clergy. She highlights why opportunistic pedophiles may be drawn to the priesthood and what psychological tests the Catholic Church can utilize to better assess the suitability of future priests.
Dr. Jaime Romo is a survivor of abuse while he was a young teen at the Archdiocese of Las Angeles and has dedicated his life to helping survivors thrive and heal from past abuse. He works to help religious groups create safer environments for children and prevent child sexual abuse. Dr. Romo discusses the unique dichotomy of clergy abuse and how the environment can create a lifelong shame and silence among victims.
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