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Children's Adjustment to Adoption: Three Decades of Clinical Practice and Research

Permanent Link | Posted by Front Desk on October 15, 2012 4:25 PM


CASE150x150.jpgIn honor of National Adoption Month, C.A.S.E. is pleased to invite you to a professional training: Children's Adjustment to Adoption: Three Decades of Clinical Practice and Research. Presented by Dr. David Brodzinsky, one of the most highly regarded researchers, educators and authors in the field of adoption and foster care.

Friday, November 16, 2012
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.- Registration and coffee/refreshments

Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church
9601 Cedar Lane
Bethesda, Maryland

Who should attend:
Adoption and child welfare professionals, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and other mental health professionals who are interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills in working with adoptive families.

$50 for advance registration. Includes 3 CEUs - approved for Maryland licensed social workers and professional counselors**
Group discounts available. Please inquire.

There will be an additional $15 fee for registration after Tuesday, 11/12/12.
**Please note: CEU certificates will be distributed ONLY at the conclusion of the workshop.

Program Summary:
Research has suggested that adopted children are more vulnerable to a host of psychological and school related problems in comparison to their non-adopted peers. Furthermore, the rate of referral for adopted children to mental health settings is higher than the general population of children and teens. Dr. Brodzinksy will explore issues that affect both the process and outcomes surrounding adopted children and their parents, focusing on the developmental and clinical issues in children's adjustment to adoption. He will also discuss the historical and contemporary perspectives integrating key theories that address the issue of psychological risk associated with adopted children. Participants will learn assessment and intervention strategies for integration in clinical and child welfare practices.

Dr. Brodzinsky has been a consultant to numerous public and private adoption agencies. He has conducted workshops and seminars on adoption and foster care for mental health professionals, child welfare and adoption professionals, and the lay public throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Dr. Brodzinsky has published extensively on the psychology of adoption in professional journals and is the co-author or co-editor of five books on adoption, including:The Psychology of Adoption (1990); Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self (1992); Children's Adjustment to Adoption: Developmental and Clinical Issues (1998); Adoption and Prenatal Drug Exposure: Research, Policy, and Practice (2000), and Psychological Issues in Adoption: Research and Practice (2005).

For online registration, click here. If you are registering for CEUs, please remember to include your occupation and license number when checking out.

To mail your registration, please download the registration form and send it with your payment to: C.A.S.E, 4000 Blackburn Lane, Suite 260, Burtonsville, MD 20866, or fax the form to 301-476-8526.

To register by phone or for more information, please contact Sumantha Halder at (301) 476-8525 or


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