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Catholic Psychologist Andrew Sodergren Reflects on Attachment

WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 21, 2012 ( Children who find a secure safe haven in their parents are well on their way to becoming secure, mentally healthy adults with the skills needed to form their own strong relationships, says Dr. Andrew J. Sodergren, a psychologist who seeks to integrate psychological sciences with a Catholic understanding of the human person.

Though a healthy parent-child relationship is key for the future, as many as 40% of adults are grappling with a history of insecure relationships with parents.

ZENIT spoke with Sodergren about the psychology of “attachment” and what to do when an attachment has been lacking.

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