Workshops: Adoption

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Attachment Based Parenting Approaches in Adoption

ID: 5954

In this interactive and clinical workshop, 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.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Rebecca Gallese, LCSW
Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
1690 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ

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Life Cycle Experience and Issues in the Adoption of Older Children

ID: 5953

This workshop 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.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Christine Morales, LCSW
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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The Language of Adoption

ID: 5987

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 workshop 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.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Stefani Moon, MA, LPC
Date: Monday, December 3, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
1690 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ

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The Psychology of Adoption

ID: 5951

This workshop 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.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Pat Carter-sage, MEd, LPC
Date: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
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