Hi, I’m Brooke

I am a therapist, author, speaker, and trainer. I enjoy sharing with groups of all sizes whether that is in person or online. Private trainings for your private practice, group, or organization can be designed around your schedule and needs, and special pricing may be available.

Both therapeutically and personally, I am committed to never stop learning and growing. I am regularly reading half a dozen non-fiction books at a time, and I enjoy researching to personalize presentations for your group.

My primary specialities are Adoption and Brainspotting; however, I have a fair amount of corporate experience as well.

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Brainspotting Training

where you look affects how you feel

Brainspotting is a powerful brain-body-mindfulness-based relational therapy used for the treatment of trauma as well as personal growth and expansion. Brainspotting is an open, integrative model, which can be used with other treatment models and adapted to many different populations and areas of specialization. 

Brainspotting trainings can be either in-person or online, and there are benefits to each. If you have 7 or more people in your group, a private training may make more financial sense. Private trainings also allow a focus on your area of specialization, for example Brainspotting for Foster Care Professionals.

This training is available to all mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, psychologists, addiction counselors, as well as students and interns. All Brainspotting phase trainings led by Brooke raise funds for continued humanitarian Brainspotting trainings in Sāmoa and throughout Oceania.

Brainspotting Phase 1

This Brainspotting training includes:

  • lecture, live demonstrations, and individual practice as therapist and client
  • four core Brainspotting techniques
  • foundational components of Brainspotting practice
  • research that supports Brainspotting
  • Brainspotting history

Brainspotting Phase 2

This Brainspotting training includes:

  • lecture, live demonstrations, and individual practice as therapist and client
  • One-Eye Brainspotting, including the use of One-Eye goggles
  • 3 Dimensional Brainspotting using the Z-Axis and Convergence Therapy
  • Rolling Brainspotting
  • Inside-Outside Brainspotting
  • Advanced Resource Model

Brainspotting with Adoption Specialty Training

for Brainspotting therapists who have completed Phase 1, this training includes

    • adoption competency information,
    • working with all members of the adoption triad & those impacted by foster care,
    • working with children, adults, & families,
    • special populations within the adoption population,
    • racism in adoption & foster care,
    • Multidimensional frame setting for Brainspotting with adoption,
    • and the all new Constellation set-ups for using Brainspotting with Adoption.

Adoption Training

practice excellence with the adoption constellation

I am passionate about ensuring adoptees are provided expert-level counseling. Throughout my career, I have worked with a large number of adult adoptees, children that have been adopted, expectant mothers, birth mothers, biological parents, adoptive parents, and those impacted by the foster care system. It is important for therapists to understand the impact that adoption can have on an individual and a family. Our graduate programs may not have prepared us for working with the adoption constellation, but I am happy to share resources, conceptualization, approaches, and my years of learning with any therapist wanting to better serve their clients. 

Private Trainings on Adoption Therapy topics can range from 90 minutes to multiple days. I have presented on single approaches such as Trust-Based Relational Interventions (TBRI), to an introduction to adoption competency for working with the full adoption constellation. We can design a training that is interactive and consultation based or more presentation and learning based, depending on the needs of your group.

 

Below are some of the more popular presentations; however, you can see a full presentation list here or we can discuss personalizing something for your group. 

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Adoption Therapy: What You Don’t Know You Don’t Know

Those impacted by adoption – whether children or adults, parents or adoptees – face issues and variables uncommon to the general population. Treatment professionals can unitentionally increase the intensity of the situation if unfamiliar with the factors inherent to adoption and the situations that precipitate a need for a child to be adopted. Too often I have heard from adoptive parents we went to a therapist and they made it worse or adoptees saying I cannot find a therapist that gets it.

Research and therapist self-report demonstrate how poorly we are prepared to address the issues related to adoption. We will discuss a vareity of ways that you can increase your knowledge base and ethically work with adoptees and adoptive families.

Filled with research and historical information that often makes attendees gasp, this is a fun presentation for everyone. 

Adoption in the Classroom: Continuing Education for Teachers, Administrators, and Parents

The variables and core issues of adoption can greatly impact the dynamics of a classroom and how a child learns. Teachers are invited to learn more about what dynamics and assignments unintentionally disrupt the classroom. Parents are invited to learn about how to share necessary information with teachers and administrators to avoid unnecessary complications.

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The Problem with RAD as a diagnosis and Why Attachment Strategies Fail

Attachment difficulty should be expected and unsurprising to adoptive parents. Rather than a single diagnosis, attachment is a spectrum disorder with only the most severe cases qualifying for Reactive Attachment Disorder, but there are many problems with the diagnosis for all parties involved. 

Trust has to come before attachment and many “attachment strategies” fail because they are about power rather than trust. Parents and professionals can have some skepticism about diagnoses and consider other factors that may be contributing. Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the attachment process and how this is changed by adoption
  2. Explain the attachment spectrum
  3. Analyze attachment strategies for effectiveness and therapeutic value
  4. Name at least two other avenues of exploration that may be contributing to family struggles.

Speaking Testimonials

“Brooke does a great job of presenting the information, answering questions, facilitating discussion, and giving feedback and suggestions to apply the information we are given. She is very available to help one develop their skills”

 Tony Brenner, LCSW, LCAC

“Brooke Randolph, LMHC, has been a presenter at the North American Council on Adoptable Children’s (NACAC) annual conference for the past two years (2012-2013). In 2012, she presented a session on the importance of managing stress during the adoption process. In 2013, Brooke presented a session on nutrition and its effects on health and behaviors in children who have been adopted. Her presentations were well-received and well-attended. One attendee wrote on her evaluation that she would like to hear Brooke present again, but with more time allotted for her presentation. Brooke spoke to both parents and professionals and was able to balance her presentation to meet the needs of all audience members.

I initially met Brooke Randolph through social media where I have found her to be ever-present, knowledgeable, and always willing and open to helping others. It is evident that she is passionate about helping children and their families and truly making a difference in their lives. The information that she shares via social media is cutting-edge and well-balanced. She timed key points of her presentation to be tweeted while she was speaking and encouraged conference attendees to tweet during her presentation and to ask her questions later via social media.

As a speaker, Brooke is always prompt in responding to requests as we organize the conference as a whole—providing the requested information in a timely manner. We enjoy working with her and look forward to working with her again in the future.”

– Christina Romo, Conference Coordinator, NACAC

“Brooke was engagin, inviting, and inclusive.”

 Anonymous

“You played a critical role in making the 2013 Symposium the success that it was. The Joint Council team appreciates the time and knowledge you shared with the hundreds of attendees.” 

– Rebecca Harris, Director of Programs & Services, Joint Council on International Children’s Services.

“Brooke did a great job leading our team of 7 through a discussion of our strengths. She made learning fun, kept everyone engaged and gave us info and tips to use on a daily basis.”

 – Shelley Johnson, Owner, Allman Johnson CPAs & Advisors

“We thought that it was very helpful to realize that foods can be triggers for behavior and outbursts. We also loved learning how food can treat emotional, behavioral needs, along with mental health issues.” 

Anonymous

“We took about ten pages of notes” 

Anonymous

“Brooke worked with our staff, interviewing each individually as well as interpreting DISC assessment results for everyone. In the end, I was able to get some helpful feedback about our current staff environment as well as some helpful ideas about how to manage the office going forward.”

 Anonymous

“I have known Brooke for 7 years and interfaced with her through her position with MLJ Adoptions (MLJ Adoptions is a Joint Council Partner).  Specifically my interaction with Brooke has been as a presenter at our annual International Child Welfare Symposium, through various Joint Council Country Caucuses and as 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.  From Joint Council’s perspective Brooke’s marketing abilities have been greatly appreciated.  She remained proactively diligent in monitoring our activities and promoting them through her personal and professional networks.  Brooke continues to be a valued colleague and I look forward to continuing to call upon her as part of the Joint Council community.” 

– Tom Difilipo, President & CEO, Joint Council on International Children’s Services.

To personalize a presentation or experience for your group, contact Brooke

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