Cosimo Schinaia is a psychiatrist who had worked as Director of Mental Health Department of Central Genoa for many years. He is training and supervising psychoanalyst of SPI (Italian Psychoanalytical Society) and full member of IPA (International Psychoanalytical Association) and works in private practice in Genoa. He had published many scientific papers for Italian and international journals and books.

He also published the books Dal manicomio alla città (From the Psychiatric Hospital to the City), Rome-Bari: Laterza, 1997; Il cantiere delle idee (The Place in which Ideas are Built), Genoa: La Clessidra, 1998; Pedofilia Pedofilie. La psicoanalisi e il mondo del pedofilo, Turin: Bollati Boringhieri, 2001, translated in English, (On Paedophilia, London: Karnac, 2010), Spanish, (Pedofilia Pedofilias. El psicoanálisis y el mundo del pedofilo, Madrid: El Duende, 2011), Portuguese (Pedofilia Pedofilias. A psicanálise e o mundo do pedofilo, São Paulo: EDUSP, 2015), Polish, (Pedofilia. Psychoanaliza i świat pedofila. Gdansk: GWP (Gdańskie Widawnictowo Psychologiezne, 2016), and French, (Figures de la pédophilie. La psychanalise et le monde du pédophile, Paris: L’Harmattan, 2017); Il Dentro e il Fuori. Psicoanalisi e architettura, Genoa: Il Melangolo, 2014, (translated in English Psychoanalysis and ArchitectureThe Inside and the Outside, London: Karnac, 2016); Interno Esterno. Sguardi psicoanalitici su architettura e urbanistica, Rome: Alpes, 2016. It will be translated in French and Spanish.  

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