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Waterman, Jill; Langley, Audra K.; Miranda, Jeanne; Riley, Debbie B. – APA Books, 2018
Children who are adopted at an older age through foster care and those adopted from overseas orphanages are at high risk for behavioral and emotional distress. This important manual presents a structured, evidence-based protocol for providing mental health treatment to families adopting vulnerable children. Drawing on their extensive clinical…
Descriptors: Adoption, At Risk Persons, Mental Health, Family Role
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O'Brien, Karen M.; Zamostny, Kathy P. – Counseling Psychologist, 2003
Contrary to societal stereotypes about adoption, this integrative review of published empirical research on adoptive families noted several positive and few negative out-comes with regard to satisfaction with the adoption, familial functioning, and parent-child communication. The critical analysis of 38 studies on adoptive families revealed a…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Criticism, Counseling Psychology, Cultural Influences
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Lee, Richard M. – Counseling Psychologist, 2003
The number of transracial adoptions in the United States, particularly international adoptions, is increasing annually. Counseling psychology as a profession, however, is a relatively silent voice in the research on and practice of transracial adoption. This article presents an overview of the history and research on transracial adoption to inform…
Descriptors: Socialization, Psychologists, Counseling Psychology, Adoption
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Passmore, Nola L.; Fogarty, Gerard J.; Bourke, Carolyn J.; Baker-Evans, Sandra F. – Family Relations, 2005
Adult adoptees (n=100) and nonadoptees (n=100) were compared with regard to self-esteem, identity processing style, and parental bonding. Although some differences were found with regard to self-esteem, maternal care, and maternal overprotection, these differences were qualified by reunion status such that only reunited adoptees differed…
Descriptors: Adoption, Self Esteem, Adults, Parent Child Relationship
LeVine, Elaine S.; Sallee, Alvin L. – 1987
Research indicates that families that adopt have many problems that would have existed even if the adopted child had been a biological member of the family, but that become more complex and intense due to adoption. A psychosocial and psychodynamic perspective toward family life suggests that in the adoption process, child and family pass through…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Adopted Children, Age Differences
Kaduson, Heidi Gerard, Ed.; Schaefer, Charles E., Ed. – 2000
Play therapy offers a powerful means of helping children resolve a wide range of psychological difficulties, and many play approaches are ideally suited to short-term work. This book brings together leading play therapists to share their expertise on facilitating children's healing in a shorter time frame. The book provides knowledge and skills…
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Psychology, Children, Family Counseling