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A Need to Know: Enhancing Adoption Competence Among Mental Health Professionals

This report describes one of the most frequent complaints from members of adoptive and first/birth families: the inability to find psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and other practitioners who understand the unique adoption issues that can affect identities and relationships, recommending that mental health professionals receive more and better training to address the need for adoption clinical competence.

Author: David Brodzinsky

Published: August 2013