Working with the couple relationship through the adoption process
This training, for practitioners across the adoption field who would like to learn about engaging couples in their work, will examine the transition to parenthood for adoptive couples and challenges they face during and after the adoption process.
Practitioners will be helped to think about dynamic issues within the couple relationship of adoptive parents, with the aim of enhancing couple functioning and stabilising adoptive placements for the children in their care.
Drawing on our recently published handbook ‘Conversations with Adoptive Couples’, participants will be helped to work with the couple during assessment, matching and beyond. Keeping the couple relationship in mind and opening difficult conversations will form a particular focus for this study day.
The content is designed for practitioners from a variety of settings working in the adoption field who would like to learn about engaging couples in their work.
Trainers are: Dr Damian McCann, Head of Adopting Together, Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Clinical Lecturer, Tavistock Relationships; and Judith Jamieson, Head of Clinical Services and Specialist Couple Psychotherapist Adopting Together, Tavistock Relationships.
About Tavistock Relationships
Tavistock Relationships is an internationally-renowned charity for advanced practice, training and research to support couples, individuals and families.