Talks

 

Keynotes and invited speaking presentations for various events including conferences, special agency or organizational events, and film screenings are great examples of the opportunities that I have been given to share my work and to provide training, commentary, and clinical applications for audiences that range from individuals and families to professionals and clinicians. If you would like to discuss the possibility of me speaking at an event for your conference or organization, please contact me.

Invited Presentations:

  • Grotevant, H. D., Baden, A. L., & Neil, E. (2013, April). Contact between Adoptive and Birth Families: Diverse Experiences, Multiple Perspectives. Keynote Plenary presented at The New Worlds of Adoption Conference 2013, Amherst, MA.
  • Baden, A. L. (2013, April). Essential skills for adoption competent clinical work with transracial adoptive families. Workshop presented at the Barker Foundation 19th Annual Conference entitled, “The Modern Family of Adoption: How Far Have We Come & What Does the Future Hold?,” Chevy Chase, MD.
  • Baden, A. L. (2013, April). Reclaiming birth culture: The process of reculturation for international and transracial adoptees. Workshop presented at the Barker Foundation 19th Annual Conference entitled, “The Modern Family of Adoption: How Far Have We Come & What Does the Future Hold?,” Chevy Chase, MD.
  • Baden, A. L. (2012, November). Clinical Issues for the Adoption Triad: Implications for Adoptees, Birth Parents, and Adoptive Parents. Keynote presented for Grand Rounds, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Elmhurst, NY.
  • Baden, A. L. (2012, March). Adolescence and Identity: Adoptees and Identity in the Turbulent Teen Years. Paper presented at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Annual Rudd Foundation Conference entitled, “New Worlds of Adoption: Navigating the Teen Years,” Amherst, MA.
  • Baden, A. L. (2012, March). Differing Perspectives on International Adoption: Respecting All Parties in Today’s Open Adoption Environment. Keynote presented at Ninth Annual Adoption Law and Policy Conference at New York Law School, New York, NY.
  • Baden, A. L. (2011, October). (Keynote). Who am I?: Adoptees and Identity in the Turblulent Teen Years. Keynote presented at the Adoptee Archive of the Asian American Pacific Islander Collection at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
  • Baden, A. L. (2011, August). The Contours of Race, Culture, and Identity for Adopted Adults from Asia. Panelist presentation given at the Asian American Center for Queens College Summer Institute, Queens, NY.
  • Baden, A. L. (2011, May). (Discussant). Screening of Daughter’s Return: Searching for Birthparents” a film by Changfu Chang. Screening at Families with Children from China New England Film Series, Newton, MA.
  • Baden, A. L. (2011, April). Race, Culture, and Identity in International Adoption: Clinical Issues and Recommendations. Presentation Presented at the Holt 55th Anniversary Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Baden, A. L. (2011, April). Finding Our Voices: Helping Adoptees of Color Find Their Voices. Presentation Presented at the Also Known As 15th Anniversary Conference, New York, NY.
  • Baden, A. L. (2010, July). (Keynote). Forcing the issue: Racial and cultural issues in adoption. Keynote presented at the International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR3) 2010 in Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Baden, A. L. (2009, August). (Discussant). Screening of “We Can Do Better: The Multiracial Family” from Adopted, a film by Barbara Lee. Presentation at the Asian American Psychological Association 2009 Annual Convention, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Baden, A. L. (2009, February). Complex family relationships in international adoption: Search, reunion, and contact. In E. Neil (chair), New worlds of adoption. Symposium conducted at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst conference entitled, New worlds of adoption: Growing up in complex families, Amherst, MA.
  • Chung-Sherman, M., Baden, A. L., Kwapisz, T., & Stime, A. (2009, March). Is adoption forever? The need for post-adoption services. Panel presented at the 2009 Adult Adoptee Institute for the Joint Council for International Children Services entitled,” From Baby Steps to Giant Leaps: Embracing Change to Find Families for Vulnerable Children,” Indianapolis, IN.
  • Baden, A. L. (2007, November). (Keynote) Adoption Issues as they Arise during the Lifecycle for Adopted People and their Families. Keynote presented at the 27th Annual Tri-State Adoption Conference of the Adoptive Parents Committee, Inc., Montclair, NJ.
  • Baden, A. L. (2006, October). (Keynote) Navigating Identity: Contextualizing Race and Culture for Transracial and International Adoptees. Keynote presented at the Fourth Biennial St. John’s Adoption Conference, “Families without Borders? Adoption Across Race and Culture,” St. John’s University, New York.
  • Baden, A. L. (2005, November). Lived experiences: Voices of adult intercountry adoptees. Invited panelist at the Concerned Persons for Adoption 24th Annual Conference, Piscataway, NJ.
  • Baden, A. L. (2005, July). Voices of international adoptees. Invited panelist at the Korean Adoptee Adoptive Family Network 7th Annual Conference, Detroit, MI.
  • Baden, A. L. (2005, May). Transracial adoptees: Three layers of identity. Invited presentation at the New York State Citizens Coalition for Children 16th Annual Conference, Albany, NY.
  • Baden, A. L. (2005, April). Psychology of adoption: Tell it like it is. Invited presentation at Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education, Psychotherapy of Adoptive and Complex Families, New York, NY.
  • Baden, A. L. (Panelist) (2004, October). Expanding the dialogue: Spoken and unspoken messages between and beyond birth and adoptive families. Invited panelist at the St. John’s University Annual Conference, The dynamics of adoption: A three-way mirror, New York, NY.
  • Baden, A. L. (2004, March). Raising Children in a multicultural society: The interplay of adoption, identity, and race. Invited presentation at the Families with Children from China Northern New Jersey, Montclair, NJ.
  • Baden, A. L. (2004, March). Raising Children in a multicultural society: The interplay of adoption, identity, and race. Invited presentation at the Families with Children from China Capital Area Meeting, Annandale, VA.
  • Baden, A. L. (2002, November). Inherited identity: The psychology and sociology of adoption. Invited panelist at the “Symposium: Adoption Redefined” Conference for Adoptees United of New York University, New York, NY.
  • Baden, A. L. (2002, July). Issues for Chinese girls. Invited presentation at the PACT: An Adoption Alliance First Annual Transracial Adoption Summit & Family Camp, Concord, CA.
  • Baden, A. L. (2002, July). Current Research on transracial adoption. Invited presentation at the PACT: An Adoption Alliance First Annual Transracial Adoption Summit & Family Camp, Concord, CA.
  • Baden, A. L. (2002, July). Cultural-racial identity development for transracial adoptees. Invited presentation at the ASIA Summer Culture Camp, Fairfax, VA.
  • Baden, A. L. (2002, February). FCCNY Parent Program: Amanda L. Baden, Ph.D. on transracial adoption. Invited presentation at the FCCNY Parent Program events in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York.
  • Baden, A. L. (2001, November). In their own voices: Adult transracial adoptees talk about race, culture and the life long issues of adoption. Invited presentation at the Lansing Adoption Consortium, Lansing, MI.
  • Baden, A. L. (2000, July). Race and cultural identity. Workshop presented at the Korean Adoptee Adoptive Family Network Second Annual Conference, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.
  • Baden, A. L. (2000, March). Biracial and Bicultural Identity. Colloquium presented at New York University Counseling Center, New York, NY.

Media Appearances:

  • Wang-Breal, S. (2010). Wo Ai Ni (I love you) Mommy. Appearance in feature length documentary aired on PBS’ POV.
  • Interview Guest. (2008). Adopted: We Can Do Better. Interviewed in companion DVD of feature length film regarding identity and counseling issues for transracial adoptees.
  • Interview Guest. (12/6/00 and 12/7/00). The God Squad: The Adoption Journey Part I and II. Interviewed regarding psychological factors for members of the adoption triad.
  • Interview Guest. (7/19/00). CBS New York The Early Show with Bryant Gumbel: Chinese Children Adoption. Interviewed regarding psychological factors for Chinese transracial adoptees and regarding personal experience.