Expires September 16, 2023: Adoptive Youth and Parents in Therapy: Wisdom and Skills for Respectful Practice
Therapy for adoptive children and their parents is not generic. It takes specific knowledge of and sensitivity to the lived challenge of being an adopted person in Minnesota. This workshop is a three -part dialogue about:
a) what makes adoption mental health unique
b) clinical decisions in specific case examples
c) what modalities to use and when.
Our dialogue will highlight how to navigate relational expectations through developmental stages; address grief and loss that both child and adult face in forming family; work with differences in class, culture, race, and mismatch of expectations; build emotional safety; move through attachment rupture and repair; and finally when and how to “talk about” adoption and identity as youth claim their own while remaining loyal to many.
- Participants will be able to identify unique/specialized aspects, clinical themes of adoption focused therapy and how to work with these
- Participants will understand the reasoning behind use of various therapeutic modalities
- Participants will develop an understanding of the unique aspects of use of self in adoption specific therapy in supporting relational repair, identity development, cultural diversity, trauma reprocessing and felt sense of safety
Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT & Wendy Baker, MSW, LICSW, Practice Co Owners, Consultants and Psychotherapists – Family Circle Counseling
Level: Advance | For: Mental Health Professionals, with Family Members, Educational and Social Service Professionals and Students welcome to participate |Ages Address: Preschool to Adolescent
This training is approved for: 1 hour of Cultural Competence and is anticipated to be approved for 3 hours of Clinical Content
Live Webinar | 3 CEH | $45