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Adoption-Competent Therapist List

compiled by Adoptees Have Answers

Therapists (Click the link for a print-out copy of this list)

Twin Cities Metro Area


Hana Ra Adams, MA, LMFT
Kenwood Therapy Center, LLC
2809 S. Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-377-9190

info@kenwoodcenter.org
www.kenwoodcenter.org


Dr. Leah J. Albersheim, PhD
2124 Dupont Ave. S. Suite 103
Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-871-8684


Paul Buckley, LMFT
My Strong Family
7515 Wayzata Blvd, 209
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
612-867-2565

pbuckley@mystrongfamily.com


Dr. Anne R. Gearity, PhD, LICSW
2904 Humboldt Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-825-7200


Dr. Nancy G. Hawkins, PsyD
4500 Park Glen Road, Suite 360
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
952-929-9478


Dr. Hei Kyong Kim, MA, PsyD
Indian Health Board
Counseling & Support Clinic
1315 E. 24th St
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-721-9868


Michael Harris, MA, LP
Indian Health Board
Counseling & Support Clinic
1315 E. 24th St
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-721-9868

Dr. C. L. Moore, PhD, LP, LMFT
Pediatric & Family Psychology Center, P.A.
2440 North Charles
St. Paul, MN 55106
651-771-4766


Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT, MA
Family Circle Counseling
2356 University Ave. W, Suite 280
St Paul, MN 55114
651-646-1488

http://www.fcircle.org


Cindy D. Nollette, MA, LP
6600 France Ave S, #635
Edina, MN 55435
952-922-5427

cindy@cindynollette.com
www.cindynollette.com


Dr. Gail A. Noller, PsyD, LP
Northtown Psychology Associates
199 Coon Rapids Blvd NW, Suite 310
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
763-785-8111


Claude Riedel, MA, LP, LMFT
Adoptive Family Counseling Center
2239 Carter Ave, Suite 203
St. Paul, MN 55108
651-646-9656

riede006@umn.edu


Ted Thompson, LP, MA
1516 West Lake St, Suite 216
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-821-2099


Warren Watson, MSW, LICSW
Relate Counseling Center
5125 County Road 101, Suite 300
Minnetonka, MN 55345
952-932-7277



Greater Minnesota


Rick Gertsema, MsEd, LP                          
1) Hermantown Clinic 2) Amberwing
4855 West Arrowhead Road                              615 Pecan Avenue
Hermantown, MN 55811                                 Duluth, MN
218-786-1239  218-355-2100


Dr. Stephen Olmsted, PhD
8 North Second Ave N. #304
Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-1254



National – Phone Counseling


Marilyn Turck Pritikin, M.Ed, LMFT
1) Family and Marriage Counseling
10 Langley Rd, Suite 200 2) 50 Boylston Street
Newton Center, MA 02459 Brookline, MA 02445
617-308-8820  617-547 0909

marilyn@pritikin.us



Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, Ed.D,  LCSW, LMFT
220 Concord Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-547-0909

kinnect@gmail.com

http://www.joycemaguirepavao.com 


Susan Branco Alvarado, LPC, PLLC
105 North Virginia Avenue, Suite 304
Falls Church, VA 22046
703-302-0769
susan@susanalvarado.org

Bibliography

The hyperlink above (Bibliography) will lead to a downloadable Microsoft Word document of the Bibliography seen below. 

The Bibliography contain sources cited using APA (American Psychology Association) style; similarly, below each citation is information as to how to obtain the scholarly article, books, or dissertations themselves.  


Bibliography:


Utilized: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

 

Unsure:

Martinez, A.G. (1980). The adoption and removal of American Indian children: A time for change, a time for healing. Rohnert Park, CA: Sonoma State University.

http://www.worldcat.org/title/adoption-and-removal-of-american-indian-children-a-time-for-change-a-time-for-healing/oclc/6571275

Note: (It’s a dissertation, but it could not be bought. Seems to only be accessible at Sonoma State University. However, because I could not find it, I cited as a book to include more information.)

Becker-Green, J. (2009). Developing one's self: Adoption and identity formation through the eyes of transracially adopted native American adults. Retrieved from ProQuest Digital Dissertations. (AAT 3368247)

http://gradworks.umi.com/33/68/3368247.html

O'Sullivan, M.D. We worry about survival': American Indian women, sovereignty, and the right to bear and raise children in the 1970s. Retrieved from ProQuest Digital Dissertations. (AAT 3289127)

http://gradworks.umi.com/32/89/3289127.html

Byler, W. (1978). The destruction of American Indian families. Retrieved from http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/pubs/manuals_ICWAppA_4.asp

  http://liftingtheveil.org/byler.htm

Unger, S. The destruction of American Indian families. New York, NY: Association on American Indian Affairs.

http://www.amazon.com/Destruction-American-Indian-Families-Steven/dp/0686241193/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339645508&sr=1-1

Website with multiple sources separated into categories: http://www.nicwa.org/adoption/

ICWA:

Kemppainen, D.W. (1995). Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978: Comparing tribal and judges' ratings of the importance of cultural values in the placement of Indian children. Retrieved from ProQuest Digital Dissertations. (AAT 9537289)

http://disexpress.umi.com/dxweb#results

Note: AAT 9537289 represents Publication number 9537289


Blanchard, E.L. (2010). To prevent the breakup of the Indian family: The development of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. Retrieved from ProQuest Digital Dissertations. (AAT 3422385)

http://disexpress.umi.com/dxweb#results

Note: AAT 3422385 represents Publication number 3422385


Reza, C.C. (1989). The impact of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 on the reunification of American Indian families. Retrieved from ProQuest Digital Dissertations. (AAT 1337381)

http://disexpress.umi.com/dxweb#results

Note: AAT 1337381 represents Publication number 1337381


Gottesman, S.R. (2011). Impact of the Indian Child Welfare Act on Indian children in California: A policy analysis. Retrieved from ProQuest Digital Dissertations. (AAT 1493123)

http://disexpress.umi.com/dxweb#results

Note: AAT 1493123 represents Publication number 1493123


Fuenzalida, M.J. (2010). The Indian Child Welfare Act: A policy analysis. Retrieved from ProQuest Digital Dissertations. (AAT 1486639)

http://disexpress.umi.com/dxweb#results

Note: AAT 1486639 represents Publication number 1486639


Perez, A. (2010). Policy analysis proposal regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. Retrieved from ProQuest Digital Dissertations. (AAT 1486357)

http://disexpress.umi.com/dxweb#results

Note: AAT 1486357 represents Publication 1486357


Unger, S. (2004). The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978: A case study. Retrieved from ProQuest Digital Dissertations. (AAT 3140566)

http://disexpress.umi.com/dxweb#results

Note: AAT 3140566 represents Publication number 3140566


Interracial Adoption:

 

Adams, M. (2002). Our son a stranger. Canada: McGill-Queens.

Redington, R.M. (2011). The experience and understanding of racial difference in families among adults of color adopted by white parents. Retrieved from ProQuest Digital Dissertations. (AAT 3474078)

http://disexpress.umi.com/dxweb#results

Note: AAT 3474078 represents Publication number 3474078

 

Child Welfare:

Hand, C.A. (2003).  An Ojibwe perspective on the welfare of children: Rescuing children or homogenizing America? Retrieved from ProQuest Digital Dissertations. (AAT 3089652) 

http://disexpress.umi.com/dxweb#results

Note: AAT 3089652 represents Publication number 3089652


Bensen, R. (2001). Children of the dragonfly: Native American voices on child custody and education. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

http://www.amazon.com/Children-Dragonfly-American-Custody-Education/dp/0816520135


Community Work:

Atkinson, G.H. (2011). Do no further harm: Becoming a white ally in child welfare work with Aboriginal children, families, and communities. Retrieved from ProQuest Digital Dissertations. (AAT MR80346)

http://disexpress.umi.com/dxweb#results

Note: AAT MR80346 represents Publication number MR80346


Perez, V. (2010). Overrepresentation of American Indian youth in foster care: A grant proposal. Retrieved from ProQuest Digital Dissertations. (AAT 1486515)

http://disexpress.umi.com/dxweb#results

Note: AAT 1486515 represents Publication number 1486515


Identity:

Slaughter, M.M. (2000). Contested Identities: The Adoption of American Indian Children and the Liberal State. Social and Legal Studies Journal, 9, 227-248. doi:10.1177/096466390000900203

 http://sls.sagepub.com/content/9/2/227.abstract

 

Mihesuah, D. A. (1998). American Indian identities: Issues of individual choices and development. American Indian Cultures and Research Journal, 22, 193-226.

http://aisc.metapress.com/content/9341w76528071x3j/

 

Thunder Hawk, Anne. "Hidden Identity." Diss. ERIC. Web. <http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=ED454015>.

http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED454015.pdf

 

Outcomes:

 

Berlin, I. N. (1978). Anglo adoptions of Native Americans: Repercussions in adolescence.

American Academy of Child Psychiatry, 17(2), 387-388.

http://www.journals.elsevierhealth.com/periodicals/jacp/article/PIIS0002713810601021/abstract

&

http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/0002-7138/PIIS0002713810601021.pdf

 

Green, H. J. (1983). Risks and attitudes associated with extra-cultural placement of American Indian children: A critical review.

           Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, 22(1), 63-67.

http://www.journals.elsevierhealth.com/periodicals/jacp/article/PIIS000271380960858X/abstract

&

http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/0002-7138/PIIS000271380960858X.pdf

 

Robin, R.W., Rasmussen, J.K., & Gonzalez-Satin, E. (1999). Impact of childhood out-of-home placement on a southwestern American Indian tribe. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 2, 69-89. doi:10.1300/J137v02n01_06

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1300/J137v02n01_06

 

Melmer, D. (2004, Feb 18). 'Split Feather' Syndrome Addressed at S.D. Committee Hearing. Native & American Indian News, Culture, Music, Art and More - Indian Country Today Media Network.com. Retrieved from http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/ictarchives/2004/02/18/split-feather-syndrome-addressed-at-s-d-committee-hearing-89980

 

Woodard, Stephanie. (2011, Dec 6). Native Americans Expose the Adoption Era and Repair Its Devastation. Native & American Indian News, Culture, Music, Art and More - Indian Country Today Media Network.com. Retrieved from http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/12/06/exposing-and-repairing-the-devastation-caused-by-the-indian-adoption-project-65966


Continuation of Sources from another Word Doc.

Simon, R.J., & Hernandez, S. (2008). Native Americans transracial adoptees tell their stories. California, CA: Lexington Books.

http://www.amazon.com/Native-American-Transracial-Adoptees-Stories/dp/0739124935

Harness, S.D. (2009). Mixing cultural identities through transracial adoption: Outcomes of the Indian adoption project. Edwin Mellen Press.

http://susanharness.com/page9.php

Fanshel, D. (1972). Far from the reservation: The transracial adoption of American Indian children. New York, NY: Scarecrow Press Inc.

http://www.amazon.com/Far-Reservation-David-Fanshel/dp/0810804549/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345673665&sr=1-1&keywords=0810804549 

Halverson, K., Puig, M.E., & Byers, S.R. (2002). Culture loss: American Indian family disruption, urbanization, and the Indian child welfare act. Child Welfare, 81, 319-336. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=eb77bbec-e283-4a7a-ac06-4bed9a1a5016%40sessionmgr113&vid=1&hid=123&bdata=JmF1dGh0eXBlPWdlbyZnZW9jdXN0aWQ9czM2MTM5MDQmc2l0ZT1laG9zdC1saXZl#db=f5h&AN=6635155

Note: There’s a free PDF available.

Topper, M.D. (1979). “Mormon placement”: The effects of missionary foster families on Navajo adolescents. Ethos, 7, 142-160. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/640033?uid=3739736&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21100854788361

Note: Link leads you to a preview as well as a place to purchase.

Secondary link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1525/eth.1979.7.2.02a00040/abstract

Horejsi, C., Craig, B.H.R., & Pablo, J. (1992). Reactions by native American parents to child protection agencies: Cultural and community factors. Child Welfare, 71, 329-342. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=57f1ccea-c0fa-4305-bdb0-7ad271e340c3%40sessionmgr111&vid=1&hid=123&bdata=JmF1dGh0eXBlPWdlbyZnZW9jdXN0aWQ9czM2MTM5MDQmc2l0ZT1laG9zdC1saXZl#db=hch&AN=9210190193

Note: Link leads to free PDF.

Collmeyer, P.M. (1995). From “operation brown baby” to “opportunity”: The placement of children of color at the boys and girls aid society of Oregon. Child Welfare, 74, 242-263. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=0cb2b682-5013-492a-bc89-4b1291b9a6f9%40sessionmgr112&vid=1&hid=123&bdata=JmF1dGh0eXBlPWdlbyZnZW9jdXN0aWQ9czM2MTM5MDQmc2l0ZT1laG9zdC1saXZl#db=eft&AN=508542756

Note: Link leads to free PDF.

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