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Free Educational Webinar: “’But You Don’t Look Adopted’ – Eating Disorder Dynamics in Adult Adoptees”

June 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Noon Mountain Time
“But You Don’t Look Adopted” – Eating Disorder Dynamics in Adult Adoptees
Sam Lample, MA, LPC, CEDS
Owner/Director at Thrive Therapy




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Post-test- For reference only

PowerPoint Handout


CE Information:

Center for Change has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6766. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Center for Change is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Center for Change, provider #141861 is a continuing professional education (CPE) accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Activity #162894. CDR credentialed practitioners will receive one continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886558729-6395) for 1 continuing education contact hours.

AADE recognizes NASW, APA, and CDR as continuing education providers on the NCBDE list of recognized approved providers. The continuing education must be applicable to diabetes. Participants are responsible for contacting their respective state and discipline licensing boards to confirm acceptance of CE hours.

Center for Change is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Change maintains responsibility for this program and its content.



Description of Presentation:

For decades adoption in the United States has been presented as a fairy tale in which the biological parents, the child and the adoptive parents enter into a win-win-win situation in which all respective needs are met, and the parties involved live happily ever after. The truth, far from a happy ending, is that the adoptee experiences the adoption as a trauma, often resulting in severe psychological distress including an unhealthy relationship with food.

Learning Objectives:

Based on the content of the workshop participants will be able to:

1. Recognize adoption related dynamics to identify eating disorder functionality in adoptees.

2. Describe common mental health diagnoses found in adult adoptees.

3. Conceptualize adoption as a possible primary trauma

Training For:

Staff of Hospitals, Medical Centers, Mental Health Clinics, General Medicine Physicians, Psychiatrists, APRN’s, Psychologists, Counselors, Dietitians, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, Mental Health Technicians for all levels including introductory to advanced.


June 22, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm