Karen Doyle Buckwalter welcomes Mark Vander Ley, Ph.D, LCPC, to the show for part one of their two part conversation about how attachment theory relates to fatherhood. Part two of the conversation will be released on Tuesday, June 23rd.
Mark Vander Ley is the owner of Connections Family Counseling, LLC a group counseling practice focused on building resilient kids, strong marriages, and connected families. He is also clinical faculty in Adams State University’s Master of Counseling Program. Mark has been working with children and families for 20 years serving as direct care staff, youth pastor, therapist, and clinical supervisor. He is particularly passionate about fatherhood and the role of fathers in their childrens’ physical, emotional, and spiritual development. Mark writes about fatherhood on his blog "Parenting Boys Raising Men" and is the host and producer of The Connected Family podcast. In his free time you will find Mark running, reading, and exploring the family farm with his wife and four children.