Do you think your child or your family would benefit from counseling? How do you find the right therapist and how can you tell in advance if they will be a good fit for your family? We talk with Debbie Riley, a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist and CEO of the Center for Adoption Support and Education.

This course covers the following learning objectives:

  • Explain the difference between adoption competent and trauma competent therapists.
  • Explain why therapy with adoptive, foster, and kinship children should involve the parents.
  • List 3 boundaries that need to be established before you begin tele-therapy or counseling via tele-health.
  • List 3 questions to ask when interviewing a therapist.

Outline for Finding an Adoption and Foster Competent Therapist.pdf

*This course includes a 1-hour conversational audio lesson, a 10-question quiz, and a certificate of completion with the successful completion of the quiz at 80%. 

Your course will remain active for 180 days from purchase date.

This course aligns with the following regulatory requirements.

Hague Treaty on Intercountry Adoption

 96.48 (c)(1)

*Important Information for agencies on Hague Training Requirements

Virginia Compliance


*Important Information for agencies on Virginia core competencies.