Workshops

Clinical and Normative Issues within Adult Adoptee Populations

There is a gap between the literature and current treatment methods for young adult and adult adopted persons who present for counseling services. This interactive workshop will utilize small group discussion, case vignettes, videos, and lecture to bridge that gap. This workshop 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.

This workshop does not have any offerings for this semester.