Via recorded webinar
Note: Course is available for purchase on sale now. Video will be sent on May 10, 2021.
Many people mistakenly think that adoption is only a happy experience. It’s easy to forget or be unaware that all adoption stories start from a place of grief and loss. Picturing how this grief might manifest itself in a child or infant can be hard for adoptive parents to envision or prepare for as they are often focused on their own elation for reaching this point. During the webinar, we will discuss the experience of navigating the trauma, grief, and loss that comes with all types of adoption, even for infants, and discuss practical play therapy and creative interventions that can greatly assist the child or teen.
We will share examples of how this trauma can manifest in young children and teens. We will also discuss ways that families can better prepare to support their children through the sometimes very difficult emotional journey of processing their adoption.
This course will empower child and teen therapists to be familiar with seven core issues that often manifest in adoption and effective ways to navigate them. Interventions that help the child and teen as individuals and also the collective family, will be discussed. This is a must-attend for anyone who works with adopted children and teens.
Original recording date: May 6, 2021; Length: TBD
Upon the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- List 7 core issues in open or closed adoption and play therapy interventions that can address them.
- Explore why the adoption process is not emotionally easy or free of trauma and 3 methods to address this via play therapy.
- Identify how trauma can manifest throughout the lifespan, and how incorporating play therapy techniques can be effective to treat these issues.
- Recite at least three ways that families can be better prepared to support their children through the emotional challenges of adoption.
Sources and Resources (click to expand)
Bailey, Becky A. (2000). I Love You Rituals. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc.
Baylin, J. F., & Hughes, D. A. (2016). The Neurobiology of Attachment-Focused Therapy: Enhancing Connection & Trust in the Treatment of Children & Adolescents. New York: W.W. Norton and Company.
Booth, Phyllis B. & Jernberg, Ann M. (2010). Theraplay: Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships Through Attachment-Based Play (Third Edition).
3 CE recorded webinar contact hour(s)
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