AdoptEd. Certification

       An intensive Adoption Certification Program - Change how you do Therapy

Adoption Education for Mental Health Professionals



The AdoptEd. curriculum is designed to give you an intimate and layered understanding of the impact of adoption from an academic, therapeutic and personal level. This program uses the lens of the adoptee to tell the story of everyone, direct and indirect, who are impacted by adoption. Including the adoptee, birth mother, birth father, extended birth family and friends, adoptive mother, adoptive father, adopted and biological siblings, extended adoptive family, doctors, social workers, nurses, pastors, teachers, classmates, lovers, spouses, children of adoptees... and so many more.


As a mental health professional you will have a deeper understanding of the effects of adoption on your clients and how to work effectively work with them in your practice. Hand in hand with being educated in adoption you will receive an intensive education in attachment, attachment in adoption (yes, it is different), bonding, trauma and trauma response.


Coursework Includes


• Intercultural Adoption                                      • Bio and Adoptive Families

• Adoptees in Romance                                        • Birth Parents and Romance

• Trauma Response                                               • Genetic Separation

• Adoption Fantasy                                                • Reunions

• Adoptive Parent Guilt                                         • Reasons for adoption

• Adoption History                                                 • Somatic Markers

• Working with Adoptees                                     • Working with Biological Families

• Working with Adoptive Families                     • Open-Adoption

• Societal Beliefs and Impact                               • Birthright

• Heritage                                                                 • Identity and Self- Esteem

Mental Health Word Art

Adoptees                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Genetic Separation                                                                                                                                                                                                   Searching & Reunions
Family                                                                                                                                                                                                          Relationships
Karl                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Media                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Speaking
Professionals                                                                                                                                                                                                                Case Consultation Mentor Program                                                                                                                                                                                                 Adopted. Certification