The Psychotherapists
  Training & Collective of
  New York

          Phyllis Lowinger, LCSW

The Journey from Infertility to Alternative Family Building Options (Adoption and 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

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."