About

  • ag-hodges-author-photoBoard certified psychiatrist (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology)
  • Former Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Outstanding Clinician’s Award 1995, International Society of Communicative Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy
  • Member, American Psychiatric Association
  • Private Practice of Psychiatry (including Forensic Psychiatry) Birmingham, Alabama

Andrew G. Hodges, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice. He previously served as an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Hodges has helped pioneer a breakthrough to the brilliant unconscious mind, which he explained in his 1994 groundbreaking book The Deeper Intelligence (which he now calls the “super intelligence”). The newly discovered unconscious operates hundreds of times faster than the conscious mind. It sees the whole truth including consciously overlooked motives.

A noted forensic profiler, Hodges developed his “thoughtprint decoding” technique by uniquely accessing unconscious super intelligence messages of suspects during criminal investigations. He bases his analyses on forensic documents—verbatim testimony, transcripts of police interrogations, letters and emails created by the suspects.

Dr. Hodges discovered a deeper moral compass which prompts people to invariably tell the truth—between the lines—in the special symbolic “thoughtprint” language of the subconscious. Tracing repeat matching “thoughtprints” —unique in each case— verifies the message. His work has added an entirely new dimension to the science of psycholinguistics.

Law-enforcement authorities nationwide, including the FBI, have consulted him. Criminal investigators and journalists have sought Hodges’ expertise on cases ranging from the murder of JonBenét Ramsey in 1996 to the high-profile disappearance of Natalee Holloway in 2005. In the Ramsey case he applied his technique to the infamous ransom note then wrote two highly acclaimed books on the case, A Mother Gone Bad and Who Will Speak for JonBenét? (Village House, 1998 and 2000).

He also collaborated with the former police chief of the Wichita Police Department in 2005, just weeks before the apprehension of the “BTK killer.” Hodges was the only expert to accurately predict that BTK would kill again after 20 years of dormancy, as the perpetrator later confessed.

In the Natalee Holloway case, Hodges described the exact scenario to which Joran van der Sloot confessed in conversations secretly videotaped months after Hodges’ prediction. The FBI consulted with Hodges at the request of Aruban authorities who read his profile. His book, Into the Deep: The Hidden Confession of Natalee’s Killer (Village House, 2007), told the whole story. He also has written for a major FBI publication and presented his cutting-edge technique at a law-enforcement conference at the FBI training facility in Quantico, Virginia.

In other writings he has shown how super-intel communication helps in understanding leaders and in providing a deeper moral compass to address social issues. He utilized decoding techniques to explore the human personality of Jesus Christ in his book, Jesus: An Interview Across Time—A Psychiatrist Looks at His Humanity (Bantam, 1988), which religion columnist Mike McManus called “the most important book I’ve read besides the Bible.” Also Hodges’ forthcoming book tells the courageous story of his father’s lifesaving WW II exploits, Behind Nazi Lines: My Father’s Heroic Quest to Save 149 World War II POWs (release August 2014, Berkley Books).

The author has been interviewed extensively in the media with appearances on Fox News, Geraldo at Large, Hannity, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, ABC’s The View, and Court TV.