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. 

You can find upcoming webinars listed below and past webinars will be available at Teachable

leslie mackinnon expectant mom ethical adoption therapy

February 6, 2022

noon-1pm EST
Emotional Labor: Ethical Therapy with Expectant Moms considering Adoption

with Leslie Pate Mackinnon, LCSW & Brooke Randolph, LMHC, LPCC-S

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Adoption Therapy webinars

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the webinar?

Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link a few days before the live webinar. Look for an email from me ( and don’t forget to check your spam and trash folders. If you cannot join us live for whatever reason, you will be emailed a coupon code and instructions to watch the recording once it has been uploaded to Teachable.


Will it be recorded?

All of these webinars are recorded live and added to Teachable later, generally within 48 hours, although technology glitches can slow down the process. 

All registrants for the live webinar will also be emailed a coupon code to access the recording for free.


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.



Past Webinars

On Demand

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Racial Identity Development:

How Transracial Adoptees figure it out



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Open Adoption:

The Responsibility of making room for Birth Family



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Healing Religious Wounds:

The Theology of Adoption in Christianity




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Country of Origin Travel:

What to consider Before, During & After




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Sensory Sensitive:

Integrating Sensory Understanding into Therapy


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Before They Were Here:

Children’s Homes, Shelters, & Orphanages



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Virtual Play Therapy:

Creative Therapeutic Engagement online that works!

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Food Fights:

Nurturing & Feeding for Adoptive Families

Split Feather adoption therapy webinar


Resistance is Futile:

Working with Adoptive Parents

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Working with Asian Adoptees

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Split Feather:

Adoption & the Native American

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Safe & Sound

Protocol (SSP)

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Power, Responsibility, & Curiosity:

Talking about Race in Therapy

Roby Abeles narrative therapy adoption triggers webinar

Orphan Hero:

Adoption Triggers in books & movies

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, kinship care guardian, and a committed adoptee advocate. I adopted an older child internationally through a pilot program. I work to maintain an open international adoption and promote family preservation. 

Promoting Excellence in Adoption Therapy

“such an excellent speaker and so knowledgable”


It was incredibly meaningful to me, thank you!

Dan Barcus

“This is really helpful!”


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