Adoption Therapy webinars
hosted by Brooke Randolph, LMHC
Every therapist truly desires to be competent and helpful for all of their clients. Unfortunately, most clinicians were never provided even a basic introduction to adoption, let alone an explanation or analysis of the complexities adoption entails. Sixty-five percent of clinical psychologists surveyed were unable to recall any courses addressing adoption in graduate school, which is better than the eighty-six percent who could not recall any courses addressing adoption in their undergraduate coursework either (Javier, et al., 2006). Because adoptees are overrepresented in a variety of populations, including but not limited to competitive athletics, addictions, eating disorders, LGBTQ+, and incarceration, it is likely that you are working with adoptees whether you know it or not.
Too often, I have heard an adoptive parent say we went to a therapist, but it only seemed to make it worse. Adoptees seem to be more gentle in their assessment that it just didn’t help or the counselor didn’t get it. Because I know therapists really want to practice excellence and offer quality services, I am bringing together experts in the field of Adoption Therapy for easy access information on a variety of topics that impact adoptees, birth and biological parents, adoptive parents, and those in the child welfare system.
You can find upcoming webinars listed below and past webinars will be available at Teachable.
May 28, 2021
Working with Asian Adoptees
with Jaclyn Skalnick, LCSW
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June 25, 2021
Split Feather: Adoption & the Native American
with Regina Faridnia, LCSW
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Hi, I'm Brooke and I am passionate about promoting excellence in Adoption Therapy!
I am a therapist, author, speaker, and trainer. My specialties are Adoption Therapy & developmental trauma, Brainspotting, and relationships. I am a Certified Brainspotting Consultant & Speciality Trainer, Coordinator of Brainspotting Indy, and Member of the Midwest Brainspotting Institute. I am also a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist.
I am a contributing author to Adoption Therapy: Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post-Adoption Issues (2014), the organizing editor of It’s Not About You: Understanding Adoptee Search, Reunion, & Open Adoption (2017), and the author of The Bully Book: A Workbook for Kids Coping with Bullies (2016), The Loss Book: A Workbook for Kids Coping with Loss (2017), The Choice Book: A Workbook for Kids Making Choices (2019). I have also authored adoption education materials for parents and therapists.
I was a founding member of MLJ Adoptions, Inc., where I served as the VP of Social Services for seven years. I was a Young Professionals Advisory Board member for The Villages, which is Indiana’s largest not-for-profit child and family services agency, serving over 1,400 children and their families each day. I was also the Interim Vice President of PR, Outreach, and Communication for KidsFirst Adoption Services. I have presented at numerous adoption conferences throughout North America.
I am a single adoptive mom and a committed adoptee advocate. I adopted an older child internationally through a pilot program, one of the most difficult and most rewarding things I have ever done.