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Adoption / Attachment Issues
Adoption is an incredible journey for both the child being adopted and the family adopting. Trauma and abandonment affect the ability to develop a secure attachment. This presents in different ways and can often leave both parents and child feeling hopeless to connect.
In adoption work, we often forget to address the emotional needs of the existing family members whether biological or adopted. Children can experience grief and a sense of loss when a new child enters the family. It is important to help with this transition and understanding for all family members.
Megan has specific training in the area of Attachment and Adoption:
Trained in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Megan uses this approach to connect families in the process of attachment. Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy is a specific therapy developed by Dr. Daniel Hughes, who is a national specialist in the area of adoption and attachment. This therapy approach has brought families together in the journey of attachment.
Megan is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, to assist in the traumatic events blocking the way for an attached relationship. This therapy technique was developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro.
Megan also uses Trust-Based Relational Intervention, which was developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis at the Institute of Child Development.
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