A NEED TO KNOW: ENHANCING ADOPTION COMPETENCE AMONG MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (Policy Perspective)
For a variety of reasons, mental health professionals typically do not receive the training
required to fill adoption-related counseling needs and, too often, either do not fully understand why such training is necessary or mistakenly believe the knowledge they already have is sufficient. To address that reality, this report by the Donaldson Adoption Institute seeks to raise the level of awareness among mental health professionals about the nature and importance of adoption clinical competence, heighten their desire to receive such training, and identify various means by which the relevant knowledge and skills can be obtained.
This study was published August 2013