The Journey from Infertility to Alternative Family Building Options
(Adoption & 3rd Party Reproduction)
Submitted by Phyllis Lowinger, LCSW
49 West 86th Street
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
7:15 pm- 8:45 pm
Fee: $65 per person
Must RSVP: (212) 666-3400 Phyllow@gmail.com
The purpose of this workshop is to provide a small, safe setting to BEGIN to discuss alternative family options.
The focus of this workshop will cover:
· The complicated losses of infertility
· Similarities and differences between having a child by birth from adoptions and 3rd party reproduction
· Life-long developmental issues for families formed by these alternative family building options
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