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February 2019

Virginia Psychoanalytic Society
Presents: S. Kalman Kolansky, MD

“Varying Impacts of Adoption: Clinical and
Developmental Perspectives”

Date: Friday February 15, 2019
Place: Westwood Country Club, 6200 West Club Lane, Richmond, VA 23226
5:00-6:00 pm Cocktails
6:00-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00-: 9:00 pm Presentation

Cost:(Sorry about the increase; the Club charges increased):
$59.00, with dinner, if paid by Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (12:00 PM);
$69.00, with dinner if paid after that date
$25.00 for CE credits without dinner if paid by February 12, 2009 ($40 if paid after that)
Auditing (no CE credits) without dinner (no cost).
Some Scholarships available for trainees. Please contact Keyhill Sheorn, MD
(Treasurer, VPsaS)
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Keyhill Sheorn, MD
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Richmond, VA 23225


    • Trace changing impact of adoption through different stages of the life cycle.
    • Identify multiple psychological meanings of adoption, at different ages, for
      the “adoption triad” – of adoptee, biological and adoptive parents.
    • Describe the effects on pre-school children who are told of being adopted.

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    2. Andrews, Roberta G.(1979), Adoption: Legal Resolution or Legal Fraud, Annual Report in Child
    Psychiatry and Child Development, (edited by Chess, Stella and Thomas, Alexander) 1979: 351-374.
    3. Berger, M. (1979), Preliminary Report on the Study Group on the Problems of Adopted Children,
    Bulletin of the Hempstead Clinic, 2:169-176.
    4 Berger, M. (1980), Second Report on the Study Group on the Problems of Adopted Children, Bulletin of
    the Hempstead Clinic, 3:247-256.
    5 Blau, Eric, Stories of Adoption, Loss and Reunion, New Sage Press (1993).
    6. Blum, H.P. (1969), A Psychoanalytic View of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? Journal of the American
    Psychoanalytic Assn. 17:888-903.
    7. Blum, H.P. (1983), Adoptive Parents, Psychoanalytic Study of the Child. 23:245-263
    8. Brazelton, T.B., On Adoption, Zero to Three, 5-9, Bulletin of the National Center for Clinical Infant
    Programs, Vol. X, No. 5, June 1990.
    9. Brinich, P.M. (1980, Some Potential Effects of Adoption on Self and Object Representations, The
    Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 35:107-133.
    10. Brinich, P.M. (1990), Adoption from the Inside Out, The Psychology of Adoption, 42-61, Brodzinsky
    and Schechter, Oxford University Press, 1990.
    11. Brodzinsky, David M., A Stress Coping Model of Adoption Adjustment, The Psychology of Adoption, 3-
    24, Brodzinsky and Schechter, Oxford University Press, 1990.
    12. Brodzinsky , David M. Schecter, Marshall D., Henig, Robin M., Being Adopted, The Life Long Search
    for Self, Anchor Books, Doubleday (1993)
    13. Brodzinsky , David M. Schecter, Marshall D., A Psychology of Adoption, Oxford University Press,
    14. Colarusso, Calvin (1987), Mother is That You?, The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 42:223-238.
    15. Dolber, A.., Glassman, N.H., Merklin, K., Rosenthal, R., Shuker, E., Secrest M. F., Frank, K. A.,
    Bernstein, K . (Roundtable) Psychoanalytic Perspectives 10(1):65-113 (2013)
    16. Feder, Luis (1974), Adoption Trauma: Oedipus Myth/Clinical Reality, International Journal of
    Psychoanalysis 55:491-493.
    17. Freud, Anna (1972), The Child as a Person in His Own Right, The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child,
    18. Freud, Sigmund (1909), Family Romances, Standard Edition, 9:235-241, London, Hogarte Press,
    19. Glenn, Jules (1974), The Adoption Themes in Edward Albee’s ‘Tiny Alice’ and ‘The American Dream’,
    The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 29:413-429.
    20. Goldstein, Joseph (1972), Finding the Least Detrimental Alternative. The Problem for the Law of Child
    Placement. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 27:626-641.,
    21.Goldstein, Joseph, Freud, Anna and Solnit, Albert (1973), Beyond the Best Interest of the Child © 1973,
    The Free Press (paperback).
    22. Goodman, Jerome D. and Magno, Nora, Rena (1975) Adoption and Its Influence During Adolescence:
    Comparison of Court –and Community—Referred Patient, Journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey,
    23. Goodwin, Donald W., Schulsiwger, Fine, etc. (1973), Alcohol Problems in Adoptees Raised Apart from
    Alcoholic Biologic Parents, Archives of General Psychiatry, 28:238-243, Feb.
    24. Hibbs, Euthymia D., Adoption, International Perspectives, International University Press (1991).
    25. Hodges, J., et. Al (1982), Some Thoughts on the Question of When to Tell the Child He is Adopted,
    Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 8:67-88.
    26 Hodges, Jill (paper presented), Aspects of the Relationship to Self and Objects in Early Maternal
    Deprivation and Adoption, July 15-6, 1988 in Conference on Psychoanalysis, Insights into Problems of
    Adoption, University College London (Association of Child Psychoanalysis).
    27. Kavnitz, A., Grimes, D., Kavnitz, K. (1987), A Physician’s Guide to Adoption, Journal of the American
    Medical Association 258 (24) 3537-3541.
    28. Kernberg, Pauline, Child Analysis with a Severely Disturbed Adopted Child, International Journal of
    Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Vol. II 1985-86.
    29. Knight, R.P., (1941), Some Problems Involved in Selecting and Rearing Adopted Children. Bull
    Menninger Clinic, 5:65-74.
    30. Kowal, K. (1985), Adoption Through the Eyes of Adult Adoptees, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry,
    55(3), July 1985, 354-362.
    31. Lesaca, Timothy, Pre-adoption Risk Factors, Psychiatric Times (March 1998).
    32. Lewis, Dorothy O., Balla, Melvin, and Gore, Robert (1975), Treatment of Adopted Versus Neglected
    Children in Court: Problem of Reciprocal Attachment? American Journal of Psychiatry, 132: 142-145, Feb.
    33. Lifton, Betty Jean (1994), Journey of the Adopted self, A Quest for Wholeness, Basic Books, New
    34. Livingston, Gordon S. (1977), Search for a Stranger, Reader’s Digest, 110:No. 662, 85-89, June.
    35. Marans, Allan (1984), A Developmental Perspective on the Effects of Adoption, paper presented at a
    postgraduate education seminar, Baltimore-Washington Society for Psychoanalysis, October 27, 1984.
    36. Nickman, Steven (1985), Losses in Adoption, Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 46:365-398.
    37. Samuels, Shirley, C., (1989), Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, Helping Foster Children Mourn. Vol.
    38. Schechter, Marshall D. (1967), Psychoanalytic Theory as it Relates to Adoption, Journal of the
    American Psychoanalytic Association, 15: 695-708.
    39. Schechter, Marshall, Carlson, Paul, Work, Henry, H. (1966), Emotional Problems in the Adoptee,
    Archives of General Psychiatry, 10:109-118.
    40. Secrest, M. F., Grapple, Grapple, Fret: The Aftermath of the Adoption Roundtablefor This Utterly Non-
    Angry Adoptee Psychoanalytic Perspectives 10(1)131-135 (2013)
    41. Triseliots, John (1991), Identity and Genealogy in Adopted People, Adoption International
    Perspectives, Hibbs, Euthymia, Ed., International University Press, 35-47.
    42. Wender, Paul, Rosenthal, David, etc., (1973), Social Class and Psychopathology in Adoptees, A
    Natural Experimental Method for Separating the Roles of Genetic and Experimental Factors, Archives of
    General Psychiatry, 28:318-325, March.
    43. Weider, Herbert (1977), On Being Told of Adoption, The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 46:1:1-22.
    44. Weider, H. (1977b), The Family Romance Fantasies of Adopted Children, The Psychoanalytic
    Quarterly, 46:185-200.
    45. Weider, H. (1978), On When and Whether to Disclose About Adoption, Journal of the American
    Psychoanalytic Association, 26:793-811.

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