How My Career Taught Me To Be a Better Father

“There is no instinct like that of the heart.” 

Seth Pollak, Ph.D.

Dr. Pollak is a Letters and Science Distinguished Professor of Psychology and a Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Anthropology, and Public Affairs. His research focuses on the influences of social risk factors on children’s brain and behavioral development, with a particular focus on emotions and children’s health. A central goal of his work is to understand how the quantity and quality of early social experiences in children's lives influences how children think about and understand their own and others’ emotions. He approaches this question by...

Anxious Attachment: From Heaven to Hell and Back Again

It is through your relationship with your child that you will be faced with your attachment story.

Jean Fitzpatrick, LP, MA

Jean Fitzpatrick has worked with couples and individuals in the New York area for over fifteen years. Busy New Yorkers tell her that in the midst of their hectic week, the sessions offer a peaceful, nurturing place to get in touch with their best self and find a new balance in life. Fitzpatrick has appeared on CNN, and in USA Today, the NY Daily News, and other media outlets discussing relationships, marriage and family life. Her articles have appeared in many national magazines, including Parents,...

Ray Kinney, MS, LCSW

Ray Kinney holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology and specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with attention deficit disorder, children with emotional/behavioral problems, stepfamily issues, couples therapy, and men’s issues. He completed his education at the University of Texas - Denton and continued his studies in clinical psychology at the University of Kentucky, completing three years of doctoral-level coursework. Related Links Cornerstone Counseling Services Email

Pilar Placone, Ph.D

Pilar M. Placone, Ph.D. is a licensed marriage and family therapist whose twenty-year practice is dedicated to bringing clients a renewed sense of hope and fulfillment. In her work, she assists parents and their children develop mature, optimal relationships, within the context of a busy family life. Dr. Placone founded the Mindful Parent Happy Child programs in order to provide a more holistic and comprehensive set of behavioral tools for both parents and therapists. Her approach draws upon a number of different healing modalities,...

Roseanne Clark Ph.D.

Dr. Clark is an expert on postpartum mood disorders, early parent-child relationships, and infant and early childhood mental health. She has written numerous articles on the screening, evaluation and treatment of postpartum depression, maternal employment, and assessment of strengths and areas of concern in early parent-child relationships. In her research on patterns in young children, she incorporates the study of genetic, constitutional, interpersonal and medical factors that both contribute to and amplify differences in attention, behavior, and emotional development regulation. Dr. Clark has also developed...

Attachment, Parenting and Childhood Mental Illnesses

Mother’s Day celebrations bring to mind the centrality of attachment as an important topic for anyone studying human emotion.

Relational Strivings

Although each participant narrated her own unique developmental unfolding, many of the women interviewed explained feeling that there was “never enough” love to be consumed,...

Attachment Q&A with Dr. Jessica Zucker

Research shows that it's the quality of our interactions with our kids that makes the biggest impact.

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