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Understanding adoption : clinical work with adults, children, and parents

Author: Kathleen Hushion; Susan B Sherman; Diana Siskind
Publisher: Lanham [etc.] : Jason Aronson, 2006.
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Adoption has become widely practiced, accepted, and accessible, and has greatly changed the composition of families making it a timely subject for study. The authors of Understanding Adoption  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Hushion; Susan B Sherman; Diana Siskind
ISBN: 9780765704252 0765704250
OCLC Number: 750854072
Description: VIII, 259 s., L il. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Clinical Issues Chapter 2 The World of Adoption: An Introduction Chapter 3 Unconscious Communication and the Transmission of Loss Chapter 4 International Adoption: Projection and Externalization in the Treatment of a 4 Year Old Child and her Parents Chapter 5 Working with Parents of Adopted Infants and Toddlers Chapter 6 Gay and Lesbian Parents in the World of Adoption Chapter 7 Losing Each Other in the Wake of Loss: Failed Dialogues in Adoptive Families Chapter 8 The Adoption of Foster Children Who Suffered Early Trauma and Object Loss: Implications for Practice Chapter 9 Secrecy in the Psychotherapy of a Severely Traumatized Adopted Child Chapter 10 Adoption Fantasy in the Treatment of Two Adolescent Girls Chapter 11 Identity and Identification: Being Different and the Quest to Belong in an Adopted Young Adult Chapter 12 The Plight of the Adoptee in Adult Life: A Case of Kinship Adoption Chapter 13 Loss and the Dynamics of an Adoptee's Identification with Her Birth Mother Part 14 Special Issues Chapter 15 Child Custody Disputes in Adoption Cases: Safeguarding the Relationship with the Psychological Parent Chapter 16 Consultation during the Adoption Process: Working with Families Adopting Older Russian Children Chapter 17 Birth Parents and Adoptive Parents: Who are the 'Real' Parents?
Responsibility: ed. by Kathleen Hushion, Susan B. Sherman, and Diana Siskind.


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Rarely has an edited volume on the topic of adoption offered so rich a collection of chapters steeped in theory and clinical practice examples. ...clinicians working with this population could find Read more...

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