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Part VII: Assessment and Treatment Issues in Adoption:Preface
Subject: Adoption/Fostering Counseling
Anumber of questions have been raised as to whether adoptees and other members ofthe triad are more prone to mental illnesses and to psychological and behavioralproblems because of the inherent challenges in the adoption experience. Areadoptees more likely to suffer from attachment disorders and have difficultydeveloping relationships? What are the central treatment issues professionalshould keep in mind in assessing and treating members of the triad? At whatpoint is it appropriate to search and reunite with the birth parents? These aresome of the questions addressed by a number of prominent scholars and cliniciansover the last few years. Because of the crucial importance of addressing thesequestions head-on, we have decided to include contributions from several ...