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.
In this podcast, I share with adoptive parent Beth Syverson about Brainspotting in Adoption Therapy, the importance of openness in adoption, the importance of regulation and felt safety, working with adoptive parents and adopted kids, eye position in Brainspotting, in-person v. online Brainspotting, and more.
What is the difference between trained, certified, and informed? Is it different when talking about therapy modalities or groups of people? Therapists’ ethical standards state we can practice only within the boundaries of our competence; however, when talking about populations and cultures, the research says competency requires more and we may be failing our clients.
The things about Brainspotting that I believe make it ideal for working with the adoption constellation are elements foundational to good adoption therapy. These include being individual, relational, experiential, and neurological.
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*This is not an exhaustive list of resources, nor does it mean that all resources included are appropriate for each individual or situation. This list is not to be considered therapeutic advice or take the place of indivudal or couples counseling. If you purchase something through any of these links, I will earn a very small commission from Amazon. These lists are provided for your convenience and information only.