It’s Not About You
In 2015, in conjunction with Entourage Publishing, I organized a wonderful group of adoption therapists, adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents to write It’s Not About You: Understanding Adoptee Search, Reunion & Open Adoption.
I was honored to be asked to contribute to Adoption Therapy: Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post-Adoption Issues (2014) as the only contributing author who is not also an adoptee.
Therapeutic Workbooks for Kids
When I stumbled across an old project I created for a client called “The Bully Book”, I sought the guidance of Entourage Publishing regarding best practices to make an e-book or a downloadable PDF so more kids could benefit from what we had created; I was surprised that not only did she want to publish The Bully Book: A Workbook for Kids Coping with Bullies (2016) as an e-book and a paperback, but that she also wanted me to create a series of therapeutic workbooks for kids.
Additional Written Works
In addition to these books, I have been blogging for various platforms since 2008 when I was hired as the Mental Health Expert Contributor by DietsInReview, which was named one of the Top 50 Healthy Bloggers by Mamavation in 2013. I have also been published by MSNBC, Today, TraineoPLUS, Current.com, Reuters.com, the Chicago Sun Times, the International Business Times, Health Bubble, Yahoo Buzz, Adoption Today, Expert Beacon, iVillage, and more.
A list of gift ideas for counselors and therapists would not be complete without recommendations for a cardigan. I found several great handmade options on Etsy.
A few months ago, I was able to sit down with Lisa Qualls of The Adoption Connection to share a little bit about Brainspotting for adoptive families. We discuss what Brainspotting is, why I recommend it for Adoption Therapy, implicit v. explicit memories, and why your child doesn’t need to talk about their trauma for therapy to work. We also touch on ways that foster and adoptive parents can integrate Brainspotting principles into their parenting.
These gift ideas for Foster or Adoptive Parents will inspire you to find the right gift to communicate I see you and I value you and what you are doing.
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