Workshops: Adoption

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Adoption Constellation: Skill Set for First/Birth Families-WEB

ID: 5972WEB

This webinar will focus on clinical and social services as they impact birth/first families during the adoption planning phase, post placement, and reunion. Additionally this workshop will examine and explore multicultural, socioeconomic, and mental health issues that impact social service and clinical practice within this population. [Elective for Adoption Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

Instructor: Susan Branco Alvarado, PhD, LPC
Date: Friday, February 11, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Attachment Based Parenting Approaches in Adoption-WEB

ID: 5954WEB

In this interactive and clinical webinar, participants will explore how missing and disrupted attachments impact adopted children’s behaviors. Participants will identify symptoms of impaired attachment and discuss the emotional demands this has on adoptive parents and families. Through case examples and experiential activities, participants will learn strategies to assist parents to strengthen the parent-child relationship and implement parenting techniques that focus on attachment and building trust rather than ‘traditional’ parenting approaches. Mental health professionals will add to their clinical ‘tool box’ as they learn new techniques that will be effective for foster and adoptive families.[Required for Adoption Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

Instructor: Rebecca Gallese, LCSW
Date: Monday, December 13, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Best Practices and Core Tools for Working with Adoptive Families-WEB

ID: 5991WEB

Creating a safe environment to learn, unlearn and relearn is essential in strengthening professional growth. This webinar will offer key information concerning the evolution of adoption, including best practices and what can be done better in honoring and recognizing both burden and dignity of difference within adoptive families, the importance of trauma-informed and healing-centered engagement, as well as what concrete tools child/youth/family welfare professionals can use in helping to achieve permanency and well-being for families created by adoption and/or foster care. Please join us for this interactive and concrete training facilitated by two seasoned members of the adoption constellation - an experienced transracial adoptee and an adoptive mother, who is also a clinically-trained and licensed individual & family psychotherapist.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

Instructor: Tara Leaman, JD
Barbara Freedgood, LCSW
Date: Monday, January 31, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Beyond This is Us: Transracial Adoption in Real Life-WEB

ID: 5992WEB

Transracial adoption is the practice of placing a child in a family with a different racial and/or ethnic identity (Barn, 2013). In the United States, there are approximately 1.6 million adopted children (Krieder, 2020) of which 40% are transracially adopted children of color placed with mostly White adoptive parents (Vandivere et al., 2009). The act of adoption in child welfare is meant to be a protective intervention with the goal of finding permanent and stable families for children in need can be met. However, in the case of transracial adoption, risk factors related to racism and its subsequent impact on child and adolescent of color mental health and racial identity are not as widely known and/or discussed in practice guidelines for mental health and family counselors. The presenter will outline the history of transracial adoption in the United States, will describe the impact of racism on transracial adoptee mental health, as well as delineate counselor practice recommendations using a relational-cultural theoretical approach. (Elective for Adoption Certificate Program)

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Susan Branco, PhD, LPC
Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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Children's Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities-WEB

ID: 3034WEB

This webinar will focus on a variety of related topics, including: differential diagnosis of disability and mental illness, adapting treatment supports to better serve those with developmental disabilities, and integrating behavior intervention strategies with mental health treatment. [Elective for Child/Adolescent Mental Health or Developmental Disabilities Certificate]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Philip Smith, PhD
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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Clinical and Normative Issues within Adult Adoptee Populations-WEB

ID: 5971WEB

There is a gap between the literature and current treatment methods for young adult and adult adopted persons who present for counseling services. This webinar will enable participants to define the developmental tasks of young adult and adult adoptees, review the current professional literature on this populations clinical needs, and identify common areas of clinical concern for this population. These areas include but are not limited to: launching to college, long term partner relationships, parenthood, search and reunion, and "second adolescence" in regard to identity development. Participants will be introduced to models useful in developing a treatment plan for this population, including the Cultural Racial Identity Model (CRIM) and the Adult Attachment Interview. [Elective for Adoption Certificate]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

Instructor: Susan Branco Alvarado, LPC
Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Family-Focused Therapy for Post-Institutionalized Adopted Children-WEB

ID: 5955WEB

Post-Institutionalized children often demonstrate a pattern of behavioral symptoms. This webinar will provide the practitioner with the assessment tools to determine what the behavioral symptoms are and how they impact on the adoptive family. Clinical strategies for treatment will be presented in the framework of seeing the adoptive family as the primary source of care and healing. [Required for Adoption Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Stefani Moon, MA, LPC
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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Kinship Adoption-WEB

ID: 5982WEB

This webinar will explore the unique issues and life style changes that kinship caregivers experience as a temporary stay of a child turns in to a permanent placement. Participants will identify the specific family dynamics and challenges when working with kinship families and how this differs from traditional foster care. Participants will gain awareness of how their own assumptions and biases impact practice and expand cultural competencies to engage and intervene more effectively with kinship families. Through use of group activities, videos and case examples, participants will explore clinical issues such as loss, loyalty and boundaries and build on interventions and techniques that will be useful when working with kinship families. [Elective for Adoption Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Rebecca Gallese, LCSW
Date: Monday, November 15, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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Life Cycle Experience and Issues in the Adoption of Older Children-WEB

ID: 5953WEB

This webinar will explore issues commonly faced by children adopted in infancy. Topics include core issues of adoption at various ages and stages, differences between families formed by birth and by adoption, and dimensions of loss for an adopted child. Special emphasis will be given to managing sibling relationships within the family and using normative crisis to support families and children. The workshop will include experiential exercises and activities. [Required for Adoption Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

Instructor: Christine Morales, LCSW
Date: Friday, February 4, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Living as a Multicultural Family: An Adoptive Family Perspective-WEB

ID: 5979WEB

When people choose to build a multicultural family through adoption, they incur the responsibility of redesigning their entire family's cultural identity. To succeed, parents must explore what it means to be subject to heightened social scrutiny as a "conspicuous family", develop the vocabulary to craft age-appropriate lessons about race and culture, and build the self-confidence and clarity of motives to engage others about what it means to be a true multicultural family. This webinar is designed to develop the practitioner's skill in broaching this subject with clients of all backgrounds and guiding them on their journey beyond their existing social perceptions, and often their own comfort zone. [Elective for Adoption Certificate]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

Instructor: Stefani Moon, MA, LPC
Date: Thursday, January 6, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
Online Live Webinar, Online , NJ

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Preparing Children for Adoption-WEB

ID: 5980WEB

In this interactive webinar, clinicians will define and develop their role as the adoption therapist in relation to working with foster and adoptive families. Clinicians will describe the impact of secrecy on a child and learn techniques for talking with children about their difficult and traumatic histories in a developmentally appropriate way. Clinicians will identify the importance of developing the child’s personal narrative to help them make sense of their past and process the multiple losses they have experienced. Clinicians will also learn techniques to prepare children and families for transitions and necessary good byes; this may include leaving a foster home or group home, a good bye/closure visit with a birth family, or moving to a select home. Experiential activities will be integrated into the workshop to expand the clinician’s toolkit in working with families as they transition through adoption. [Elective for Adoption Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Rebecca Gallese, LCSW
Date: Friday, December 3, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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Strategies for Managing Behaviors in Adoptive Families-WEB

ID: 5957WEB

The primary focus of work with traumatized children is to teach and support them to learn new ways of effectively managing their emotions and behaviors. In this interactive/skill based webinar, clinicians will explore strategies to: Increase a child's sense of safety assist adoptive parents to anticipate, prepare and trouble-shoot transitions and change to avoid or minimize acting out behaviors, support children to identify and regulate their feelings, teach adoptive parents to respond rather than react to children's behaviors using predictable and safe responses to minimize power struggles. This webinar will build the clinician's toolkit to assist adoptive parents to tackle behaviors before they intensify while calming themselves before calming the child. [Required for Adoption Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Rebecca Gallese, LCSW
Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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The Language of Adoption-WEB

ID: 5987WEB

Learning to speak a new language is a skill that takes time and practice. When working with families formed by adoption, the words we use make a difference. Utilizing the principles of Object Relations Theory, this webinar is designed to provide effective strategies for practitioners who work with anyone touched by adoption. Participants will gain an understanding of adoption centered language and will demonstrate through small group activity and role play their enhanced ability to effectively connect with those involved in the adoption constellation. Additional topics covered will include the use of accurate terms, assisting adoptive families with navigating relationships with birth families and techniques on how to craft developmentally appropriate discussions with children about adoption and birth stories. [Elective for Adoption Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

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Instructor: E. Stefani Moon, MA, LPC, IMH E
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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The Psychology of Adoption-WEB

ID: 5951WEB

This webinar sets the stage for the Clinical Certificate Program in Adoption. The focus will be on contemporary trends in adoption and the psychological benefits and risks associated with adoption. Other topics that addressed will include stress and coping models in adoption, family life cycle tasks in adoption and the implications for post-adoption service. Through use of case study, multimedia, PowerPoint and lecture participants will gain a greater understanding the psychological benefits and risks associated with adoption, the common correlates in adoption disruption and dissolution and the clinical indicators of adopted children and adoption related loss. [Required for Adoption Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Pat Carter-Sage, MEd, LPC
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom WEBINAR
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