Setting Up Brainspotting with the Adoption Constellation

Approved Brainspotting Specialty Training

December 5-7, 2024

 Online Training, US Eastern time zone

This Brainspotting Specialty Training approved by Dr. David Grand is for Brainspotting therapists who have completed Phase 1. (Phase 2 is strongly recommended.)

including an Introduction to Adoption Competency with Brooke Randolph and Abby Hasberry


The adoption constellation deserves access to more therapists with more knowledge and understanding. We believe all therapists are working with the adoption constellation and we all have more to learn.


​This online Brainspotting training will include:

      • adoption competency information,
      • working with all members of the adoption constellation & those impacted by foster care,
      • working with children, adults, & families,
      • special populations within the adoption population, 
      • racism in adoption & foster care,
      • conceptualization, diagnosis, goals, and modalities for adoption therapy
      • Multidimensional frame setting for Brainspotting,
      • multiple techniques for setting up Brainspotting  with the Adoption Constellation, 
      • research, history, and more


    • 21 CE hours have been approved through academic sponsorship by the University of Georgia School of Social Work as required by Rule 135-B under the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists, and are included in registration starting in 2024.

Discounts are available for provisionally licensed professionals, students, as well as an access & inclusion rate. We want everyone who wants to be there to be able to be. The adoption constellation deserves access to more therapists with more knowledge and understanding.



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Registration Rates

CEs are included for 2024 trainings

Early Bird (sale ends July 31, 11:59 EST) $700
Standard Registration (sale ends October 31, 11:59 ESt) $775
Standard Late Registration $825
Provisional License Rate (sale ends October 31, 11:59 ESt) $675
Provisional License Late Registration $725
Access & Inclusion Rate (sale ends October 31, 11:59 ESt) $575
Access & Inclusion Late Registration $625
Student Rate (sale ends October 31, 11:59 ESt) $375
Student Late Registration $425
Retake Registration (sale ends October 31, 11:59 ESt) $375
Retake Late Registration $425



“People should take this Brainspotting Specialty Training because it provides such valuable information. Usually, when you go into trainings, you learn mostly about the modality, the history of the modality and how to do it, etc. – the focus is on the modality. This training allowed for thorough information about the topic of adoption, the history, the people involved with adoption, and how to care for all the people involved in the best, most compassionate, and empathetic way. It was such a solid and well rounded training.”

    Ruth Unaegbu, MA RCC 

    Brainspotting Therapist / Foster Parent


    “If you plan to work with persons involved in adoption in any way, this training clearly outlines the fundamentals and will help you identify areas where you may require further study, and you didn’t even know it! This is a great starting point for newbies and a wonderful depth-enhancer for those with more experience in the field.

    It was so much more rich and in depth than I’d even imagined it would be”

      Kris Boksman, PH.D C.PSYCH 

      Brainspotting Therapist 


      “All therapists need this training to understand working with the adoption constellation. It’s important for anyone working with with the constellation to understand the context, history of the systems at play and how those potentially impact their clients.”

      Alli Mohler, LCSW

      Brainspotting Therapist / Adoption Professional



      “Thank you so much! I learned so much and have skills I can use right away with clients”


        Barbara Woods, Ph.D.

        Brainspotting Therapist 



        “Every therapist should be legally mandated to take this training or one equally as competent.”

        Amanda Hammond



        “I thought I was adoption educated, but just an hour with Brooke opened my eyes to how much more there is to know, and helped me better attune to my clients.”

        Deborah Antinori, LPS

        Brainspotting Trainer



        “It was wonderful! Thank you”

          Erin Findley, Psy.D.

          Brainspotting Therapist 


          “I  have had the privilege of knowing Brooke for several years now, and there aren’t enough words to describe her genuine care and concerns for those who have experienced trauma, specifically adoption and relinquishment trauma. Her expertise in the field of Brainspotting, as well as trauma, has helped countless individuals. She is a trainer, speaker, an adoption competent therapist, and so much more. She’s also a wonderful author and has spent years gaining knowledge and education regarding the adoption experience to assist her clients to understand the multilayered dynamics to the adoption experience. I highly recommend Brooke, and I can’t wait for more people to learn the healing practices of Brainspotting.”

          Pamela Karanova

          Founder of ADOPTEES CONNECT, INC. / Adult Adoptee


          “Brooke Randolph lends a superb perspective to those residing in the realm of adoption. She is one of the most “woke adoptive parents” around, as evidenced by her book; It’s Not About You.  She has demonstrated an incredible passion for helping families and training therapists to do the complex work of adoption therapy.  And she’s adapted Brainspotting to specifically work with this population and it’s being recognized as an imperative tool for the adoption-competent therapist.”

          Thank you Brooke for all you do!”

          Leslie Pate Mackinnon, LCSW

          Therapist / Advocate / Birth Mother 


          “…one of my ‘go to’ professionals on issues related to advocacy, family support, organizational development and outreach. I found Brooke to be a consummate professional with (I cannot state this with enough emphasis) the highest of ethics. Both in collaborative and individual settings, I relied on Brooke to provide an advocates perspective while incorporating the needs of children and families. Amongst the hundreds of professionals with which I have worked, I found that to be a rare combination.”

          Tom Difilipo

          President & CEO, Joint Council on International Children’s Services / Adoptive Parent


          “Brooke is someone who has real and actual training in helping those impacted by adoption, along with a genuine willingness to learn. Whether you are an adoptive parent who needs insight into raising your adoptee, an adoptee, or a first mom … you’ll be sure to be in empathetic, caring, knowledgeable (and non-judgmental!) hands with Brooke.”

          Laura Dennis

          Author / Editor / Adult Adoptee

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          Meet the Trainers

          Brooke Randolph

          Brooke Randolph, LMHC, LPC, LPCC-S, is a speaker, author, and therapist. She is the founder and Executive Director of Counseling at The Green House, a boutique group practice focused on working with the adoption constellation, with therapists licensed in Indiana, Kentucky, Texas, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts. Brooke’s specialities are Adoption Therapy & Brainspotting. She is passionate about raising the bar for Adoption Therapy.

          Brooke started her career focused on adoption. She is an Adoption Specialist, adoptee advocate, single adoptive parent, and also a kinship guardian and caregiver. She works to maintain an open international adoption and promotes family preservation. 

          She was a founding member of MLJ Adoptions, Inc., where she served as the VP of Social Services for seven years. She was also a Young Professionals Advisory Board member for The Villages, Indiana’s largest not-for-profit child and family services agency. She is an adoption competent therapist who graduated from the accredited Training for Adoption Competency.

          She was 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 author of three children’s workbooks. She has also authored adoption education materials and presented at numerous conferences and workshops throughout North America on a variety of topics.

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          Abby Hasberry

          Abigail Hasberry, PhD, decided after years in education as a college professor, middle school teacher, and principal to continue her education in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling. Throughout her career, she has used her education and experiences to help others develop themselves personally and professionally. Abby is a lifelong learner who loves learning formally through research and training and informally from interactions with others. She has lived and traveled all over the world, and love to experience new places and cultures. Abby is a transracial adoptee and a birth mom, who has navigated the reunion journey for both identities.

          Abby completed a Master of Education in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling from Lamar University in 2022. She also holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from UNLV, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Goucher College, and a Bachelor of Science in African American History and Sociology from Towson University. She is an adoption competent therapist who graduated from the accredited Training for Adoption Competency. 

          Inclusivity & Anti-Oppresion

          As an individual and a trainer, I am committed to recognizing, addressing, and eradicating all forms of racism, ethnic oppression, religious intolerance, sexual discrimination, ableism, and any mistreatment of marginalized communities. I recognize that regardless of one’s own race, ethnicity, or background, individuals are at various points along an anti-racist and just world journey. I also recognize that bias can be unconscious or unintentional. As a trainer striving for an anti-oppression, unbiased work space, it is my goal to develop a warm and welcoming, inclusive community. I will purposefully strive to create a safe learning environment for all people, and will not tolerate any mistreatment or discomfort caused to any participant in my training program based on racial, religious, ethnic, neurodivergent, ableism, gender, or any other bias. Thank you for your contibution to creating a safe learning environment for everyone. 

          Have a Question?

          In addition to Brainspotting Training, I also provide individual and group consultation for Brainspotting with Adoption, Brainspotting with Couples, and more. As a Consultant, I take a relational approach and collaborate with you on setting the frame to help your clients achieve optimal growth and healing. I work on the US Eastern Time Zone, but I am happy to work with clinicians from all around the world.

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