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TABLE OF CONTENTS CONTRIBUTORS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS CHAPTERS CLINICAL ISSUES I. The World of Adoption: An Introduction By Diana Siskind II. Unconscious Communication and the Transmission of Loss By Christopher Bonovitz III. International Adoption: Projection and Externalization in the Treatment of a 4-Year-Old-Child and her Parents By Kathleen Hushion IV. Working with Parents of Adopted Infants and Toddlers By Carole Lapidus V. Gay and Lesbian Parents in the World of Adoption By Sandy Silverman VI. Losing Each Other in the Wake of Loss: Failed Dialogues in Adoptive Families By Susan Warshaw VII. The Adoption of Foster Children Who Suffered Early Trauma and Object Loss: Implications for Practice By Vivian Shapiro and Janet Shapiro VIII. Secrecy in the Psychotherapy of a Severely Traumatized Adopted Child By Jerrold Brandell IX. Adoption Fantasy in the Treatment of Two Adolescent Girls By Jane Hanenberg X. Identity and Identification: Being Different and the Quest to Belong in an Adopted Young Adult By Susan Sherman XI. The Plight of the Adoptee in Adult Life: A Case of Kinship Adoption By Cathy Seibold XII. Loss and the Dynamics of an Adoptee's Identification with her Birth Mother By Jeffrey Seinfeld SPECIAL ISSUES XIII. Child Custody Disputes in Adoption Cases: Safeguarding the Relationship with the Psychological Parent By Paul Hymowitz XIV. Consultation during the Adoption Process: Working with Families Adopting Older Russian Children By Laurie Sloane XV. Birth Parents and Adoptive Parents: Who are the Real Parents?... By Alice van der Pas EPILOGUE
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Adoption -- Psychological aspects.