Presentations/Media

Presentations: "Lifelong Impact of Adoption"

·        Santa Monica College – 1994 - 2014 

·        Colorado Adoption Triad Conference – Keynote - Denver – 2009

·        Hawaii Adoption and Foster Care - Keynote & Training - Honolulu – 2007

·        The Adoption Project - Moolelo Theatre, San Diego CA – 2007

·        Los Angeles Childrens Bureau - Annual Conference – 2007

·        Los Angeles Childrens Bureau - Trainings - 2007/06

·        New England Adoption Conference - Keynote – 2006

·        Florida Adoption Conference - Keynote & Trainer – 2005

·        East Meets West Adoption Conference – 2005

·        Reg Day - Borders Books – 2004

·        Adoption Awareness Day – 2004

·        Indiana Adoption & Foster Care Conference - Keynote – 2003

·        Florida Adoption & Foster Care Conference - Keynote – 2003

·        Hope Chapel - 2003/02

·        The Sycamores – 2003

·        Adoptee Forum Expert - www.adoption.com – 2002

·        Adoptee Forum Expert - www.adopting.org - 2002/01/00/99

·        Calif Council of Parent Participation Schools – 2002

·        Institute for Black Parenting - 2001/00

·        American Adoption Congress - 2001/95

·        Concerned United Birthparents – 2001

·        LA County Child & Family Services – 2001

·        Bethany Christian Services – 2001

·        Adoption 2000 Canada - Keynote – 2000

·        Adoption Services International – 1999

·        Antioch University - 1999/98

·        Association of Korean Adoptees - 1998/96

·        Heart of Adoption Conference – 1997

·        Agape Adoption Triad Group - 1997

·        Resolve Adoption Symposium – 1996

·        Council for Equal Rights in Adoption – 1995

·        Culver City Adult School - 1995/94/93

·        ALMA Conference – 1995

·        Women In Health - 1995/93

 

Presentations: "Adoption and Psychotherapy"

·        Multicultural Roundtable - LACPA - 2013

·        Los Angeles County Psychological Association - 2009/02/1995/94

·       Marymount College Psychology Club – 2009

·        SFV-CAMFT – 2008 

·        CSPP/Alliant Student Government – 2008

·        Concerned United Birthparents Retreat - Professional Panel - 2008 

·        WAAT – 2008

·        The Maple Counseling Center - 2008 

·        Institute for Multicultural Counseling & Education Services – 2008

·        Hawaii Adoption and Foster Care - Keynote & Training - Hilo – 2007

·        New England Adoption Conference - Professional Day – 2006

·        Phillips Graduate Institute - 2006/03/01

·        San Luis Obispo County Dept of Social Services - 2006/05

·        AAMFT National Conference - 2003/95

·        Kinship Center - adoptee panel – 2003

·        LB/SB-CAMFT - general membership – 2003

·        Jurupa Unified School District – 2003

·        CAMFT Annual Conference – 2002

·        SFV-CAMFT - general membership - 1999/97

·        San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic - 1999/97

·        Employee Assistance Professionals Association – 1997

·        CEDU School Staff Training – 1997

·        California Psychological Association - 1996/95

·        Julia Ann Singer Center – 1996

·        LA-CAMFT- Interns - 1995/94

·        Pepperdine University Graduate Students - 1995/94

·        Association for Pre & Perinatal Psychology - 1994/93

·        LA-CAMFT - general membership – 1993

·        Brotman Behavioral Health Services – 1993

Articles/Publications:

·       "Looking for Lessons in the Wrenching Case of Baby Veronica" - LA Times Sept 2013

·        "Adoption and Family Identity" - The Los Angeles Psychologist - Nov/Dec 2008

·        “Sudden Silence Halts Birth Mother's Euphoria" - The Herald Sun – 2008

·        "Search for Birth Parent Only Natural" - San Diego Union-Tribune - May 2007

·        "Considering International Adoption" - Resolve Family Building Magazine - Autumn 2006

·        "Meeting My Mother” – Adoption Australia Journal – Autumn 2006

·        "Search and Reunion” – Adoption Australia Journal – Autumn 2006

·        "Understanding the Adoption Triad” – Adoption Australia Journal – Autumn 2006

·        A Practice That Works (Adoption Specialty chapter) - Routledge 2005

·        "Tips for Hosting Families Displaced by the Hurricanes" - American Psychological    Association Fact Sheet – 2005

·        "Being Adopted” – Adoption Australia Journal – Spring 2005

·        "Grief and Loss in Adoption” - Adoption Australia Journal – Spring 2005

·        "Hello Before Goodbye" - New Zealand Open Adoption Newsletter - March 2005

·        "Maternity Homes" - Easy Reader Newspaper - Oct 2004

·        "Forever Families" - Adopt-A-Child Newsletter - Winter 2004

·        "Happy Adoption Books" - FCC Newsletter - Fall 2004

·        "Being Adopted" - New Zealand Open Adoption Newsletter - Sept 2004

·        "Families in Adoption" - The California Psychologist - July/Aug 2004

·        "Adoption and the Only Child" - Only Child Magazine - June 2004

·        "Grief and Loss in Adoption" - Adoption Today Magazine - Nov 2003

·        "When Adoptees Become Parents" - Adoption Today Magazine - Sept 2003

·        New Zealand Open Adoption Newsletter - various articles - June 2003

·        "Talking With Your Child About Adoption and Foster Care Issues" - Adoption Today Magazine - Jan 2003

·        "Perfect Timing: When to Tell Your Child About His Birthmother" - iparentingadoption.com - 12/9/02

·        "Happy Adoption Books" - Adoption at About.com - 10/1/02

·        "Hello Before Goodbye" - Adoption at About.com - 9/26/02

·        "Being Adopted" - Adoption at About.com - 9/19/02

·        "Forever Families" - Adoption at About.com - 9/12/02

·        "Adoption Issues in Psychotherapy" - Los Angeles Psychologist - May/June 2002

·        Book Review of Adoption Wisdom - Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health - Volume 16, Number 3, Spring 2002

·        "Hoping Love Can Bridge a Great Divide" - Los Angeles Times - 1/29/02

·        "The Unvarnished Truth" - Newsday 1/15/02

·        "Accessing Your Inner Wisdom" - AAC Decree - Summer 2001

·        "Adoption Poses Many Questions" - SMC Corsair - March 2001

·        "When Adoptees Become Parents" - American Adoption Congress Decree - Fall 2000

·        "Loss and Grief in Adoption" - SNAP Newsletter - Fall 2000

·        "Adoption and the Only Child" - Only Child Magazine - Nov 1999

·        "Meeting Mom" - Los Angeles Times - May 1999

·        "The Chosen Ones" - Adoption Therapist - Fall 1997

·        "Understanding the Adoption Triad" - Children Magazine - July 1997

·        "Family Ties" - Los Angeles Times - Oct 1996

·        Adoption Wisdom - Broken Branch Productions - June 1996

·        "Psychotherapy and Adoption" - CPA - California Psychologist - June 1995

·        "Giving Away Simone", book review - New Woman Spirit - Spring 1995

·        "Adoption: Search and Reunion Issues" - AAMFT - Family Therapy News - Feb 1995

·        Meeting My Mother: An Adult Adoptee Reflects" - Whole Life Times - Jan 1995

·        "The Lifelong Impact of Adoption" - USA Today Magazine - July 1994

·        "The Lifelong Impact of Adoption" - Adoption Triad Forum Newsletter - Mar 1994

·        "Marlou Russell Adopts a Positive Attitude" - New Woman Spirit - Fall 1993

·        "Creating a Positive Relationship with Food" - New Woman Spirit - Winter 1991

 
Television/Radio/Video:

·        Adoption and the Family -  teleconference - Lifetime Adoptions – 2009

·        "Adoption and the Reluctant Spouse/Family" - CreatingaFamily.com – 2008

·        "Adoption Project" - KPBS Radio - These Days Show – 2007

·        "Reunion Pull-Back" - The Adoption Show – 2006

·        "Adopting A Baby" - The Parent's Journal – 2006

·        "Siblings and Adoption" - Let's Talk Adoption – 2006

·        "Adoption and the Family" - Post Family Insitute – 2005

·        "Adoption and Relationships" - Paths of Love – 2005

·        "Adoptive Families" - The Parent's Journal – 2004

·        "Lifelong Impact of Adoption" - Let's Talk Adoption – 2003

·        "Family Secrets" - NPR - All Things Considered – 2002

·        "The Adopted Child" - The Parent's Journal – 2001

·        "Lifelong Impact of Adoption" - Liberty Works Radio – 2001

·        "Lifelong Impact of Adoption" - WTMY AM 1280 Radio – 2001

·        "Adoption" - The Parent Table - Fox TV Health Network – 1999

·        "Should Adoptees Search?" - KTZN AM710 Radio – 1997

·        "Issues & Emotions of Adoption" - Positive Self Images – 1997

·        "Adoption Issues" - Parent Talk Radio Show - CRN – 1997

·        "Adoptions" - In Your Interest Program - KHSC -TV – 1994

·        "Adoption Watch" - Eyre Madison Enterprises – 1994

·        "American Family" - PQH Productions – 1994

·        "Liposuction: Full Body Contouring" - Continental Cable - 1991
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