Clinical Issues in Adoption

May 16, 2019 Thursday from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)
Lafayette Library – Arts & Science Room 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. CA

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About Clinical Issues in Adoption

Clinical Issues in Adoption

Training Description: This workshop will introduce and address clinical issues brought to psychotherapy by members of the adoption constellation: Adoptive parents and families; adopted persons of all ages; first/birth parents and other family members impacted by adoption. This class is intended for psychotherapists, social workers and other educational and health care providers.

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize and conceptualize unique clinical material presented by adoptive parents, adopted persons and first/birth families.
  • Be able to differentiate clinical material that is adoption related from developmental material.
  • List specific interventions to utilize when working with adoptive parents and/or persons.
About the Presenter: Leslie Foge, LMFT, is in private practice in Lafayette since 1992. She works with a wide variety of clients, addressing such problems as stress and anxiety, depression, chemical dependency, communication and conflict resolution, battering and abuse, etc. Leslie sees adults, adolescents, children and couples and specializes in the areas of infertility and adoption, and speaks at national conferences on adoption issues. She provides clinical consultation to individual practitioners and agencies in the area of adoption and infertility. Leslie is also the author of "The Third Choice: A Woman's Guide for Placing A Baby for Adoption" book. She is on the faculty at St. Mary's College in Moraga since 1996 as a part-time lecturer and a supervisor. 

Space is limited, advanced registration is required. Have questions? Please contact Nes Pinar at (925) 405-6040 or send an email to

Refunds for cancellation with 72-hour notice.

* 3 CE credits will be provided to qualifying participants.
 BAPTI is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. BAPTI maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  CPA Provider # BAY 012. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs.

To receive a CE credit you MUST sign and include your license number on both the Sign-In and Sign-Out Sheet. Participants must attend entire training to receive CE Credits. No partial credit will be provided.
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Lafayette Library – Arts & Science Room

Lafayette Library – Arts & Science Room 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafeyette CA USA 94549

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Bay Area Psychotherapy Training Institute

We at are a non-profit, public benefit corporation founded over 20 years ago to provide high quality therapy services to clients in local communities including Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Canyon, Concord and Walnut Creek.  BAPTI offers internships to qualified applicants who possess a master's degree or doctorate in Counseling Psychology or other appropriate major from an accredited university program.  BAPTI utilizes a private practice model that provides training and support for interns and guides them in developing, marketing and managing their own practices. BAPTI also offers a school-based program that supports interns in creating new alliances with schools and other agencies for specialized experiences. ​ We also support a group of independent licensed practice clinicians who realize the importance of establishing a professional community whose purpose is to support one another through continuing education, formal and informal consultations, and the sharing of our experiences in a variety of settings. We hold firmly that the private practice of therapy should not be an isolating experience and that clinical work is enhanced by frequent peer interactions.

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