Leonard Shengold is a clinical professor of psychiatry at New York University Medical School and the recipient of the 1997 Sigourney Award, honoring achievements for the advancement of psychoanalysis. Dr. Shengold is best known for his work on the long-term affects of childhood trauma and abuse, which he explores in his books Soul Murder and the later Soul Murder Revisited.
"[Soul Murder] should be required reading for all who are
interested in the well-being of the world's children ....
[Shengold's] manner is always respectful, dignified, and
compassionate, and readers will find insights that are immediately
useful in helping unravel the mysteries of their own, or another's
behavior. This landmark work will do much to help those who need to
Author of Virginia Woolf: The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Her Life and Work
"Leonard Shengold is one of the most civilized and humane of contemporary psychoanalytic writers .... Soul Murder is a work of great intellectual rigor and moral beauty"
Author of In the Freud Archives
"A densely documented, multifaceted book... Perceptive, evocative, original." The Kirkus Reviews