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A secure attachment will enable parents to take the greatest possible pleasure in their child. Securely attached children develop better language skills, are more flexible and persistent in solving problems, are better able to empathize with other children, make more friends, and are likely to be happier in their adult relationships. — PD Dr. med Karl Heinz Brisch

Karl Heinz Brisch, M.D.

is specialist for child and adolescent psychiatry and psycho-therapy, adult psychiatry , specialist in psychotherapeutic medicine, psychoanalysis and group psychoanalysis. He is head of the Department of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital University of Munich, Munich/Germany.

He is a lecturer at the university and also lecturer at the Psychoanalytic Institute in Stuttgart/Germany.
His main research topic is early child development with special impact on attachment processes and disorders. His publications are about attachment development of high-risk infants and clinical attachment research.

He wrote a monograph about the application of attachment-oriented psychotherapy in the treatment of attachment disorders.

For Germany, he was one of the presidents of the German Speaking Association for Infant Mental Health (GAIMH) for many years.