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Katja Nowacki

Katja Nowacki

Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund, Germany

Research interests

Psychology and social work with children and families

My research interests are attachment and relationship issues in at-risk families and out-of home care settings. One focus is the role of fathers with difficult family histories struggling between their own childhood experiences and the motivation to improve their own parent-child involvement.

I have worked as a social worker with families and in group-home settings and it is interesting to see how children and young people develop under difficult circumstances.

In the research work I am doing now, I understand the role of the parents even better and see their struggle to improve the circumstances and relationships with their children.