This course is designed for adoption professionals and pre/post-adoptive families.
1- Hour Online Audio Course (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10-question quiz with a grade of 80%)
Adoptive families often want to find a therapist with adoption training or understanding of the unique issues presented by adoption. How do you find an adoption competent therapist and how important is it to find a therapist with specific training in adoption related trauma. In this course, Debbie Riley, CEO of The Center for Adoption Support and Education, talks about the importance of adoption therapists.
This course includes:
- In general, what type of professional can provide therapy?
- Why is competency in adoption issues important?
- What if your child is having what appears to be a run of the mill childhood problem? Is it important to seek out adoption competency or do you risk turning everything into an adoption issue?
- What are the core competencies surrounding adoption therapy?
- Questions to ask to determine if your therapist has adoption competencies.
- What type of therapy is most effective in working with adopted kids and families?
- Should work on adoption issues involve just the child, or the child and the parent?
- We hear a lot nowadays about trauma informed therapy. What is it?
- The need to work collaboratively with schools and other mental health professionals
- How to find an adoption competent therapist where you live?
- Post adoption support
- Age: how young is too young?
- Open adoption issues
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.