Catholic priest Martin Padovani SVD is a recognized psychotherapist with expertise in individual, marriage and family counseling. Recognizing the high failure rate of second marriages, Father Padovani is an outspoken proponent of establishing education to help Catholics who are entering marriage again.
He encourages counsellors to help divorced Catholics gain insight into their first marriages, face their own faults and avoid carrying emotional and psychological baggage into second marriages..
A licensed marriage and family therapist in the State of New Jersey, Padovani is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He also served as a member of the Burlington County (New Jersey) Mental Health Board and as chaplain to patients at a private psychiatric hospital. His books are available in eight languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Slovak, Korean, Chinese and Japanese.