In this webinar, Adoption Therapist Brooke Randolph, LMHC, LPCC-S shares several resources and clinical ideas, including:
- 4 Food Rules to Guide Families
- Do's and Don't's when addressing Food Fights with Foster and Adoptive Families
- Considerations for Therapists working with Adoptive and Foster Families
- Ways to use Food as an Intervention
- Handouts for additional information
- Book recommendations for further learning
Adoption Therapy Webinars
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.
To find a list of upcoming live webinars visit my website
Brooke Randolph, LMHC, LPCC-S
Brooke Randolph, LMHC, is founder and director of Counseling at The Green House, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her specialties are Adoption Therapy & developmental trauma, Brainspotting, and relationships. She is a Certified Brainspotting Consultant & Trainer, Coordinator of Brainspotting Indy, and a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist.
She is 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), a contributing author to Adoption Therapy: Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post-Adoption Issues (2014), and the organizing editor of It’s Not About You: Understanding Adoptee Search, Reunion, & Open Adoption (2017). She has also authored adoption education materials for parents and therapists.
She was a founding member of MLJ Adoptions, Inc., where she served as the VP of Social Services for seven years. She 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. She was also the Interim Vice President of PR, Outreach, and Communication for KidsFirst Adoption Services and the mental health expert contributor at a national diet and fitness column.
Brooke adopted an older child internationally as a single woman through a pilot program and works to maintain an open international adoption. She has presented at numerous conferences and workshops throughout North America on a variety of topics. Brooke is passionate about promoting family preservation and excellence in therapy.
Adoption Therapy Webinars Frequently Asked Questions:
Why is it $25 USD?
My goal is to increase the adoption information known by as many therapists as possible because what I know from adoptees and adoptive families is that experience and good intentions isn't enough when working with the adoption constellation. I want this information to be easily accessible for professionals, both online and in price point.
It is also important to me that professionals are compensated for their time, labor, and expertise. Half of all income from any Adoption Therapy webinar, whether live or recorded, is paid to the expert.
Can I get CE credits for these webinars?
Check with your state licensing board about category II credits in your area; however, we are not a CE provider which would require a higher price point.
Do you do live webinars?
All of these webinars are recorded live and added to Teachable later. If you would like to join us live, please visit my website to check out upcoming offerings. All registrants for the live webinar will also be sent a coupon code to access the recording for free.