Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

January CE Event — Mental Health and the Adoption Community: Serving the Needs of The Adoption Kinship Network

  • 01/19/2024
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Online Via Zoom


  • LA-CAMFT Members (Login Required)
  • Other CAMFT Chapter Members (Must enter name of chapter)
  • CSCSW Members (Must enter code to register)
  • Non-Members
  • Registration for event speakers, sponsors, others
  • Mentor

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LA-CAMFT January 2024
including Q&A

Friday, January 19, 2024
9:00 am-11:00 am

11:00-11:30 am (optional)
Participant Announcements

Via Zoom

2 CE Credits

Mental Health and the Adoption Community:
Serving the Needs of The Adoption Kinship Network

Angela Gee, LMFT

Adoption is a family building event that has a lifelong impact on each member of the Adoption Kinship Network (including but not limited to birth/first family, adoptive family and foster/adoptee). There are distinct developmental, neurobiological, psychological and social/cultural/
environmental implications for this population that mental health clinicians may face. Child and adolescent adoptees, those in foster care or alumni are recipients of mental health services at a significantly higher percentage than the general population. The intention of this presentation is to contextualize clinical approaches through an adoption lens and to share appropriate therapeutic interventions to meet those needs from a strength-based, culturally competent framework

Educational Goal:

Build competency in serving the clinical needs of those impacted by adoption and foster care. At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify the core issues of adoption that impact each member of the Adoption Kinship Network
  2. Identify the essential identity development issues for adoptees
  3. Contextualize the implications of the Attachment, Self-regulation and Competency model that may apply to one’s own clinical practice

Angela Gee, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist whose private practice focuses on the needs of the adoption community. In addition to teaching about adoption at Antioch University in Los Angeles, Angela offers teen and adult adoptee support groups and workshops for adolescents to facilitate healthy identity development. As an adoptee and adoptive parent, she wishes these resources were available to her and her family during her formative years.

For more information, contact Jenni J.V. Wilson.

Licensed Therapists, Associates, Students, & Related Professionals

Event Details: 
Friday, January 19, 2024, 9:00-11:30 am
8:30-9:00: Check-In
11:00-11:30 am  (optional) Participant Announcements

9:00: Meeting Begins
11:00 Presentation and Related Announcements End
11:30 (optional) Participant Announcements
11:00 Meeting Ends

Online Via Zoom

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$25 for LA-CAMFT Members
Other CAMFT Chapter Members
CSCSW Members
$35 for Non-Members

2 CE Credits Provided

For any interested in expanding your professional networking opportunities, please join us from 11:00 to 11:30 and sign up to make an announcement when you register.

Registration closes Thursday, January 18 at 10:00pm.

Register Online today for a Quick & Easy Check-In.

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 2 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Jenni J.V. Wilson, LMFT, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Jenni J.V. Wilson, LMFT, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, LMFT, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at cfo@lacamft.org.

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