UPCOMING TRAININGS:

*Webinar: Bringing Race Into the Room: Becoming the Anti-Racist Therapist Your Clients Need ~ Fri, Jan. 29th @10-11AM-PST/11AM-12PM-MST/12-1PM-CST/1-2PM-EST (Available live & recorded for all registrants) ~ We’ve been trained to address some of the most uncomfortable topics imaginable in therapy with our clients – yet most of us have never received training covering how to talk about race. The topic can be uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to be – with an open and compassionate approach, we can all learn how to better serve our clients by making race a comfortable topic of discussion to address in our therapeutic work. The first step toward becoming anti-racist as a mental health professional is to engage in self-exploration, and this webinar offers the opportunity to take your first important step in the journey. Discover the important questions to ask yourself, identify learned biases, build your racial vocabulary, and enhance your skills as a race-conscious therapist. Fee: $22 (non-refundable). Scholarships are available on a needs-based, first-come, first-serve basis thanks to the generosity of LeBauer Counseling; submit a Scholarship Request Form. Recording will automatically be emailed to all registrants within 24 hours of live air. Registration closes Jan. 28th @ 5PM-MST.

BOOKS & VIDEOS:

“The Adoptee Self-Reflection Journal”
Journal-Writing Prompts for Adopted Teens & Adults

This journal is for every adoptee who seeks to self-reflect and better understand their adoption journey, identity, and experiences. Over 50 prompts are included to guide exploration on a number of topics, including chapters entitled “In the Beginning,” “Beliefs,” “Wishes and What If’s,” “Relationships,” “Boundaries,” “The Media,” and more.

Self-Reflection Journals


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“The Adoptive Parent Self-Reflection Journal”
Journal-Writing Prompts for Adoptive Parents

This journal is for every adoptive parent who seeks to better understand themselves and their relationship with their adoptive child. Over 70 prompts are included to guide exploration on a number of topics, including chapters modeled after the journal for adoptees entitled “In the Beginning,” “Beliefs,” “Wishes and What If’s,” “Relationships,” “Boundaries,” “The Media,” and more.

Self-Reflection Journals



“EMPOWRD! Ways to Respond to Adoption Questions”
Activity Book for Elementary-Age Kids

Learn about and practice six simple and effective strategies for responding to other people’s adoption questions in this fun activity book – developed by an adoptee, for adoptees! SOLD OUT – CHECK BACK IN 2021 FOR THE SECOND EDITION RELEASE!


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“Videos & Recorded Webinars for Parents”

View ALL past videos & recorded webinars from Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker’s unique “trifecta perspective” as a psychologist, adoptee & adoptive parent on Vimeo:

  • Talking to Your Child’s Teacher About Inclusive Family Trees
  • How Trauma Impacts the Adoptee Brain: Implicit Memories & the 6 F’s
  • Responding to Trauma Reactions: Transitions & Separation Anxiety
  • Responding to Trauma Reactions: Homework Headaches
  • Responding to Trauma Reactions: Rages & Aggression
  • Responding to Trauma Reactions: Lying, Stealing & Hoarding
  • Responding to Trauma Reactions: Argumentative & Oppositional
  • Responding to Trauma Reactions: Bedtime Struggles
  • Creative Discipline Strategies that Build Healthy Attachment
  • The Best Ways to Handle Bullying at School
  • The Mixed Emotions of Adoption Anniversaries, Birthdays & Holidays
  • EMPOWRD! Ways to Respond to Adoption Questions
  • Emotional Preparedness for Homeland Visits
  • Name Changes in Adoption
  • Screening for an Adoption-Competent Therapist
  • How to Help a Child Narrate Their Adoption Story
  • How to Talk About Difficult Birth Histories: Abuse/Neglect/DV
  • How to Talk About Difficult Birth Histories: Substance Abuse
  • How to Talk About Difficult Birth Histories: Product of Rape/Prostitution
  • How to Talk About Difficult Birth Histories: Human Trafficking
  • Privilege, Racism & Oppression 101: Understanding the Lingo & System
  • Privilege, Racism & Oppression 101: Recognizing Microaggressions
  • Privilege, Racism & Oppression 101: How to Respond to Your Child After Negative Racial Incidents
  • Privilege, Racism & Oppression 101: S.H.A.R.E.D. Responses to Racism
  • Privilege, Racism & Oppression 101: Racial Mirrors, Maslow’s Hierarchy & The Cultural Iceberg
  • 7 Core Struggles of Adoptees Throughout the Lifespan: Loss
  • 7 Core Struggles of Adoptees Throughout the Lifespan: Rejection
  • 7 Core Struggles of Adoptees Throughout the Lifespan: Guilt/Shame
  • 7 Core Struggles of Adoptees Throughout the Lifespan: Grief
  • 7 Core Struggles of Adoptees Throughout the Lifespan: Identity
  • 7 Core Struggles of Adoptees Throughout the Lifespan: Intimacy
  • 7 Core Struggles of Adoptees Throughout the Lifespan: Control
  • Understanding & Responding to Adoption Trauma
  • Talking to Transracially Adoptive Kids About Race & Racism
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