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Selecting and Working With a Therapist Skilled in Adoption
Series: Factsheets for Families|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2012|
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Members of adoptive families may need professional help when concerns arise, and professionals skilled in adoption issues often can prevent concerns from becoming more serious problems. An appropriate therapist will understand that although the adoptive family is often not the source of the child's problems, it is within the context of the family relationships that the child will begin to heal.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Professionals Who Provide Mental Health Services
Approaches to Therapy
Finding the Right Therapist
Working With a Therapist
National Resource Organizations
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2012). Selecting and working with a therapist skilled in adoption. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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