Workshop: The Journey from Infertility to Adoption
Submitted by Phyllis Lowinger, LCSW, MS, ACSW
The purpose of this workshop is to provide a small, safe setting to BEGIN to discuss the emotional and social issues of the journey from infertility to adoption.
The focus of this workshop will cover:
The complicated losses of infertility.
Similarities and differences between forming a family
by birth from a family by adoption.
Life long developmental issues for families formed by adoption.
Pre- registration is required, as space is limited. $60 per person Fee is non-refundable.
I have been in private practice for over 30 years. In addition to general psychotherapy, I have specialized in infertility, adoption and third party reproduction. I have been a support group leader for RESOLVE. In addition to counseling pre and post adoptive families, I have counseled birth parents and adopted persons. I have counseled individuals and couples considering forming their family by 3rd party reproduction and have worked with parents and their child who are theirs by third party reproduction.
I have presented at workshops and conferences including the 92nd Street Y, Harvard Adoption Conference, American Adoption Congress, and International Post Adoption St. John's conference. I have assisted in the post adoption training program for mental health professionals with Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao. I have written articles for magazines and have been featured in the documentary "Adopted: We Can Do Better" in the segment "Infertility: A Complicated Loss."
Phyllis Lowinger, LCSW