The Psychology of Adoption

Front Cover
David M. Brodzinsky Associate Professor of Developmental and Clinical Psychology Rutgers University, Marshall D. Schechter Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Emeritus)
Oxford University Press, USA, Apr 12, 1990 - 416 pages
1 Review
In this volume David Brodzinsky, who has conducted one of the nation's largest studies of adopted children, and Marshall Schechter, a noted child psychiatrist who has been involved with adoption related issues for over forty years, have brought together a group of leading researchers from various disciplines to explore the complex interdisciplinary subject of adoption. While recent empirical work has shown that adopted children are more vulnerable to a host of 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 what would be expected given their representation in 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. A comprehensive study, The Psychology of Adoption will be of interest to child psychiatrists, developmental and clinical psychologists, social workers, social service providers, and adoptive parents.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Good Info Dude

Contents

A Stress and Coping Model of Adoption Adjustment
3
Biologic Perspectives of Adoptee Adjustment
25
The Meaning of the Search
62
Contrasting Adoption Foster Care
107
Acknowledgment or Rejection of Differences?
121
Adoption and Identity Formation
144
Rates and Correlates
201
Brief SolutionFocused Therapy
240
The Residential Treatment of Severely
253
History Values and Placement Policy Issues
273
Open Adoption
316
The Legal Framework
332
References
349
Subject Index
383
Name Index
389
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information