Mental Health Professionals
During the past 20 years, extensive research has been conducted into the life-long challenges that adoptees face. It is crucial for the clinicians who work with them to develop an awareness of the challenges and techniques which are most effective throughout each developmental stage. Our goal for mental health professionals is to increase their knowledge about adoption.
TBA is available to consult with mental health professionals about the specific challenges their clients are facing. TBA also provides staff supervision and training.
The seven core issues of adoption
Loss as the foundation of adoption
The normative developmental stages
Positive adoption language
Effective therapeutic techniques
Search and Reunion
Past trainings have included:
Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychologists
The Life Solution Center of Darien
Westport Family Counseling
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut
Strengthening the well-being of families formed through adoption.