ERIC Number: EJ844359
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Superheroes and Heroic Journeys: Re-Claiming Loss in Adoption
Rubin, Lawrence C.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v1 n3-4 p237-252 2005
This manuscript addresses adoption and the related gifts and challenges faced by adoptees. Challenges such as the search for identity, reconciliation, and identifying how they belong are also discussed. This manuscript also addresses common myths and misconceptions about the adoption experience. A creative intervention, using super heroes and science fiction, is illustrated through case study.
Descriptors: Adoption, Identification, Interpersonal Relationship, Conflict Resolution, Congruence (Psychology), Individual Development, Self Concept, Misconceptions, Science Fiction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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