Clinical Treatment for Adoptees


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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We are writing to you to invite you to participate in a research project that we are conducting to learn more about the counseling experiences of adult adoptees and about the counselors who work with adult adoptees. Our research team at Montclair State University is led by Dr. Amanda Baden and the team members include three graduate students in the Counseling Program. The team includes two adult transracial adoptees, two adoptive parents, and a graduate student with adoption in his extended family. We are looking for participants for our project from two different groups: (1) Adult Adoptees [completed data collection]; and (2) Clinicians (e.g., Therapists/ Counselors/ Psychologists/ Social Workers /Marriage and Family Therapists/ Psychoanalysts). We will ask the Adult Adoptee participants about what led them to seek therapy, how it went, what they looked for in a therapist, and what their adjustment has been. We will ask Clinicians of all different training backgrounds about their work with Adoptees.

We have completed data collection with Adult Adoptees for our IRB-approved study on adoption treatment.

We are still looking for Clinicians who are therapists, psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychoanalysts, and psychiatrists to participate in an IRB-approved study on adoption treatment.

  • Licensed or license eligible in their discipline of therapy
  • Has provided therapeutic services for adults
  • Willing to complete an online survey that takes approximately 30 minutes to complete

This study is intended to provide information that will help improve the clinical treatment of Adult Adoptees and improve the training of clinicians who treat Adult Adoptees. The information provided by participants will inform future research and help shape training and practice.

If you have met the aforementioned qualifications and are interested in participating, please visit the appropriate surveys:

If would like additional information, please contact Dr. Amanda Baden at or at 973-655-7336. Thanks and please pass this along to anyone who might be eligible or know of other eligible participants.



Montclair State University Adoption Research Team

(IRB Approval #001344)