A deep-dive into the realities and impact of transracial adoption and how to support individuals and families in this population

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    Individuals who are transracially adopted often have limited input in their own adoption, and many find themselves wrestling with adoption-, culture-, and race-specific identity questions, and these queries and realizations may shift across the lifespan. This podcast CE courses not only defines transracial adoption, but also provides helpful perspectives about how transracial adoption may affect adoptees and adoptive families alike, as well as a review of interventions that may be particularly helpful with this population.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Define transracial adoption; Describe how race impacts identity development as it specifically relates to transracial adoption; List three or more clinical considerations and/or interventions for creating deliberate safe-spaces for transracial adoptees in therapy

    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory/Intermediate

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active paid Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the requested course evaluation.

    Course elements (including the course audio, post-test, and requested course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via all major public podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Accommodations

    If you have special needs or need an accommodation, please email us at info@clearlyclinical.com and we will do our best to assist you.

Interviewee and Interviewer

Jaclyn Skalnik, LCSW

Transracial Adoption Expert

Jaclyn Skalnik is the founder of Adoption Wellness LLC and is a trauma-informed, adoption competent social worker and psychotherapist. As a Masters Level Clinician, she has worked with adopted individuals and their families for two decades. Adoption Wellness LLC is based out of Wisconsin and she consults with families across the globe. Areas of specialty include; attachment, grief & loss, whole-self identity exploration, transracial adoption, and developmental trauma. As a public speaker, Jaclyn has presented at National and International Conferences on Adoption and Child Welfare Issues and has trained professionals in schools, the legal sector and the medical field. As an international and transracially adopted individual, Jaclyn weaves her personal experiences into her professional training to provide a comprehensive perspective on the complexities of adoption. Please visit her at AdoptionWellness.com, Instagram, and Facebook.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT

Interviewer & Clearly Clinical Founder

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter; Beth was formerly an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. Licensed in California and Oregon, she provides therapy via her private practice to young adult and adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. She has two young children, a super cool spouse who helps out with Clearly Clinical's tech, and a rescue dog.

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