Resources for Counsellors

Adoption Competency Training

Australian Psychological Society Forced Adoption Training: To access this training go to:

CASE Adoption Competency Training (USA)

Adoptee Foster Coaching (AFC) Training (Netherlands)

Other Resources

The Psychological Adjustment of Transracial Adoptees: An Application of the Cultural-Racial Identity Model by Amanda Baden

Promoting Adoption Clinical Competence in Mental Health Professionals by David Brodzinsky

Adverse Relinquishment and Adoption Experiences (ARAEs) Assessment by Mari Dolfi

Microfictions and Microaggressions – Counselors’ work with Transracial Adoptees in Schools

Do You Know Your “Real” Parents? and other Adoption Microaggressions by Amanda Baden

Forced Adoptions in Australia: Supporting People Affected by Forced Adoptions

Adoption Therapy: Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post Adoption Issues (book)

Adoption Specific Therapy: A Guide to Helping Adopted Children and their Families Thrive (book)

Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens – Case Studies & Treatment Considerations for Therapists & Parents (book)

Handbook of Adoption: Implications for Researchers, Practitioners, and Families (book)

Working with Adopted People by Dr Susan Green

Adoptions Issues in Health Care Settings by Deborah H Siegel

Blue Knot Foundation: Talking About Trauma – Guide to Conversations and Screening by Health and Other Service Providers

Trauma and the Nervous System: A Polyvagal Perspective (video)

Adverse Childhood Experiences of Children Adopted from Care: The importance of parental warmth for future child adjustment

Good Practice Principles in Providing Services to those Affected by Forced Adoption and Family Separation

International Adoption: Counseling and the Adoption Triad