Social worker and psychotherapist
Clinical workshop, International Conference on Adoption Research
July 13, 2018, Montreal, Quebec
In Quebec, adopted youth are either adopted from abroad or from care. Like elsewhere in the world, the face of adoption has changed over the years. Ratification of the Hague Convention, additional delays in the adoption process and the later age of youth available for adoption bring new challenges to professionals working in the field of adoption. This clinical workshop aims to bridge together clinicians and researchers and help professionals acquire new skills in order to intervene with adoptees and their family.
This clinical workshop is open to all clinicians and professionals working in the field of adoption. More specifically, it is designed for psychologists, social workers, nurses and educators working with adoptees and adoptive parents. This workshop is also of particular interest for professionals working in intercountry accredited bodies.
David Brodzinsky, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Developmental and Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University and past Board member and Director of Research of the Donaldson Adoption Institute. Currently, he is Research Director of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency. For over 35 years, his research and scholarly writings have focused primarily on issues related to the adjustment of adopted and foster children and their families. He is especially well known for his research on developmental and family issues related to adopted children’s adjustment. Dr. Brodzinsky maintains an active private practice in clinical and forensic psychology in Oakland, CA, much of which focuses on the mental health needs of adoption kinship members. He has been a consultant to countless public and private adoption agencies and has conducted workshops and seminars on adoption and foster care for mental health professionals, adoption professionals, and the lay public throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He also has published widely on the psychology of adoption in professional journals and is the co-author or co-editor of five books on adoption, the most recent being, Adoption by Gays and Lesbians: A New Dimension in Family Diversity (2012).