The Psychology of Adoption

The Psychology of Adoption

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In this volume the authors have brought together a group of leading researchers from various disciplines to explore the complex, interdisciplinary subject of adoption. David Brodzinsky has conducted one of the largest studies of adopted children in the US and Marshall Schechter has been involved with adoption related issues for over 40 years making them highly qualified to edit such an important volume. Our understanding of the problems faced by adopted children is still unclear, yet this book offers new insights into the issues for children and parents. It takes an integrated approach looking at theoretical, empirical, clinical and social issues and will be the definitive work on more

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  • Paperback | 414 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 1,202.01g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • line drawings, tables
  • 0195082737
  • 9780195082739
  • 746,589

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Brodzinsky and Schechter's valuable collection of papers help provide a more reliable base to our understanding of adoption, and our interventions with adoptees and their families. It is good to have this in paperback. * Brian Minty, Psychological Medicine, Vol. 27, 1997 *show more

About David M. Brodzinsky

David M. Brodzinsky is Associate Professor, Developmental and Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University. Marshall D. Schechter is Professor Emeritus, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of more

Table of contents

PART I: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE ON ADOPTION ADJUSTMENT: David M. Brodzinsky: A stress and coping model of adoption adjustment; Remi J. Cadoret: Biologic perspectives of adoptee adjustment; Paul M. Brinich: Adoption from the inside out: a psychoanalytic perspective; Marshall E. Schechter & Doris Bertocci: The meaning of the search; PART II: RESEARCH ON ADOPTION: Michael Bohman & Soren Sigvardsson: Outcomes in adoption: lessons from longitudinal studies; John Triseliotis & Malcolm Hill: Contrasting adoption, foster care and residential rearing; Kenneth Kaye: Acknowledgment or rejection of differences?; Janet L. Hoo pes: Adoption and identity formation; Harold D. Grotevant & Ruth G. McRoy: Adopted adolescents in residential treatment: the role of the family; Arnold R. Silverman & William Feigelman: Adjustment in interracial adoptees: an overview; Trudy Festinger: Adoption disruption: rates and correlates; PART III: CLINICAL ISSUES IN ADOPTION: Ann Hartman & Joan Laird: Family treatment after adoption: common themes; Christina Lindstrom & Judith Schaffer: Solution-focused therapy with adoptive families; Wells Goodrich, Carol S. Fullerton, Brian T. Yates, & Linda Beth Berman: The residential treatment of severely disturbed adolescent adoptees; PART IV: SOCIAL POLICY AND CASEBOOK ISSUES IN ADOPTION: Elizabeth S. Cole & Kathryn S. Donley: History, values, and placement policy issues in adoption; Anne B. Brodzinsky: Surrendering an infant for adoption: the birthmother experience; Anne Baran & Reuben Pannor: Open adoption; Andre P. Derdeyn: Foster parent adoption: the legal framework; References; Author index; Subject more

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