Called to Flourish Podcast
Episode 07: Fatherhood & Family Structure
In this episode, we discuss the importance and role of a father figure during the raising of a child, and how the absence of it can cause a full rejection of authority and enhance violent behaviors.
Our guest for this podcast is Dr. Paul C. Vitz, Senior Scholar and Professor at Divine Mercy University and Professor Emeritus at New York University.
Dr. Vitz’s areas of special interest include the Catholic Christian psychological model of the person, the psychology of fatherhood and family, psychological origins of atheism, the incorporation of virtues for mental health, hatred and forgiveness, and recently the psychology of male and female complementarity. He is the author of several books and numerous articles.
Read his full bio: https://divinemercy.edu/psy-d-in-clinical-psychology/faculty-2/paul-c-vitz/
Use this link to download Dr. Vitz research on Fatherhood in pdf, word, or epub format: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1w8kYCBKL37F93lwMonj1zJnXfo_MZtpH?usp=sharing
The Called to Flourish Podcast covers mental health topics through a Catholic Christian perspective to highlight human dignity and help achieve an integrated healing process of the heart, mind, and soul.
It is hosted by Fr. Charles Sikorsky, LC, JD, JCL, President of Divine Mercy University (DMU), and Thomas Cronquist, Director of Institutional Advancement at DMU.
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