The Psychology of Adoption / Edition 1

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Overview

Recent empirical work has shown that adopted children are more vulnerable to a host of psychological and school-related problems compared to their non-adopted peers. The rate of referral of adopted children to mental-health facilities is far above what would be expected given their representation in the general population. However, our understanding of the basis of these problems remains unclear. In this work, David Brodzinsky, who has conducted one of the largest studies of adopted children, along with Marshall Schechter, a child psychiatrist, has brought together a group of leading researchers from various disciplines to explore the complex, interdisciplinary subject of adoption. Theoretical, empirical, clinical, and social policy issues offer new insights into the problems facing parents of adopted children and especially the children themselves. The book is a comprehensive study and will be of interest to child psychiatrists, developmental and clinical psychologists, social workers, and social service providers.

In this volume David Brodzinsky and Marshall Schechter have brought together a group of leading researchers from various disciplines to explore the complex interdisciplinary subject of adoption. While recent work has shown that adopted children are more vulnerable to psychological and school-related problems compared to their nonadopted peers, and that the rate of referral of adopted children to mental-health facilities is far above the general population, our understanding of the basis for these problems remains unclear. In this book, theoretical, empirical, clinical, and social policy issues offer new insights into the problems facing parents of adopted children, and especially the children themselves. Of interest to child psychiatrists, developmental and clinical psychologists, social workers, social service providers, and adoptive parents. Illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195082739
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

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 Medicine.

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Table of Contents

PART I: Theoretical Perspectives on Adoption Adjustment
1. A Stress and Coping Model of Adoption Adjustment, David M. Brodzinsky
2. Biologic Perspectives of Adoptee Adjustment, Remi J. Cadoret
3. Adoption from the Inside Out: a Psychoanalytic Perspective, Paul M. Brinich
4. The Meaning of the Search, Marshall E. Schechter and Doris Bertocci
PART II: Research on Adoption
5. Outcomes in Adoption: Lessons from Longitudinal Studies, Michael Bohman and Soren Sigvardsson
6. Contrasting Adoption, Foster Care and Residential Rearing, John Triseliotis and Malcolm Hill
7. Acknowledgement or Rejection of Differences? Kenneth Kaye
8. Adoption and Identity Formation, Janet L. Hoopes
9. Adopted Adolescents in Residential Treatment: the Role of the Family, Harold D. Grotevant and Ruth G. McRoy
10. Adjustment in Interracial Adoptees: an Overview, Arnold R. Silverman and William Fiegelman
11. Adoption Disruption: Rates and Correlates, Trudy Festinger
PART III. Clinical Issues in Adoption
12. Family Treatment after Adoption: Common Themes, Ann Hartman and Joan Laird
13. Solution-Focused Therapy with Adoptive Families, Judith Schaffer and Christina Lindstrom
14. The Residential Treatment of Severely Disturbed Adolescent Adoptees, Wells Goodrich et al.
PART IV: Social Policy and Casework Issues in Adoption
15. History, Values, and Placement Policy Issues in Adoption, Elizabeth S. Cole and Kathryn S. Donley
16. Surrendering an Infant for Adoption: the Birthmother Experience, Anne B. Brodzinsky
17. Open Adoption, Anne Baran and Reuben Pannor
18. Foster Parent Adoption: The Legal Framework, Andre P. Derdeyn

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