About this Event
This workshop will bring information and insight into the experience of abandonment and loss for the adoption triad: the adoptee, their adoptive family, and birthmothers. Reunion as a means of healing the adoption triad and the reunion process will be explored.
Participants in this workshop will:
1) Learn how to address the identity issues – loss of sense of self – for each part of the adoption triangle;
2) Learn about the issues of rejection, trust, intimacy, and loyalty;
3) Learn about the issues of guilt, shame, power, and control;
4) Learn about the reunion process.
Our presenter for this workshop is Janet Byars. Janet is a Marriage and Family Therapist that specializes in working with trauma using Neurofeedback and EMDR. She is owner of her private practice: KC Marriage and Family Life Clinic, and has been practicing for 19 years. Janet is licensed in Missouri and Kansas and provides supervision for licensure in both states. Janet is also an adoptee who has successfully reunited with her birth family. Her life experience will bring understanding and encouragement to anyone who has ever felt abandoned.
This 3-hour workshop is prepared and presented in accordance with Kansas and Missouri licensing and continuing education requirements. A certificate of completion will be given to each participant at the conclusion of the presentation. The cost is $85, and seating is limited, so register soon. Please note that we will be unable to issue refunds after November 8th.