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Resources & Publications

  • ASART Information for young children seeing an ASART therapist.
    ASART information and education pamphlet
  • Film: 'The Open Nest. The Lost Children of Trauma', a short film produced by adopters and adoptees to raise awareness of the support needs of traumatised children.
  • Bartholomew, S. ‘Early therapeutic support is key to placement success’ (2014)
    Recipient of an ASART therapeutic service, Sabrina Bartholomew, who describes herself as a former prospective adopter highlights the difficulties she and her family had when trying to find appropriate adoption support and disruption counselling in ‘Early therapeutic support is key to placement success.’
  • Mulhern, E. ‘The Role of Adoption Panels’ (2014)
    Read the new ASART publication written by Associate, Elizabeth Mulhern ‘The Role of Adoption Panels’ in which Elizabeth writes about how panels are made up, the main function of panels and what happens at panels.
  • Beyond the Adoption Order: research brief April 2014 Julie Selwyn, Dinithi Wijedasa and Sarah Meakings – University of Bristol School for Policy Studies Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies, Department of Education.
  • Racial Identity [PDF 68KB]
    ASART Information and Education leaflet, March 2011
  • The challenges of working with adoption [PDF 122KB]
    by Maggie Rogers, The Psychotherapist, Issues 44, Spring 2010
    As editor of this special issue, Maggie Rogers highlights the implications of the Adoption and Children's Act for psychotherapists and counsellors and looks at the challenges of working with all parties to adoption.
  • The route to becoming an adoption support agency [PDF 81KB]
    by Kunu Gordon, The Psychotherapist, Issues 44, Spring 2010
    Kunu Gordon explains how she and a small group of other counsellors worked together towards registration.
  • When adopted adults are shadowed by disrupted attachments [PDF 151KB]
    by Maeja Raicar, The Psychotherapist, Issues 44, Spring 2010
    For Maeja Raicar, the therapeutic journey of the 'adopted self' is one of mourning the reality of early and ongoing family losses. Only then can the adoptee start to heal their hurt and dependent Child Self and enable their maturing Adult Self to take charge of their life in a more integrated way.
  • Developing a positive racial identity – challenges for psychotherapists working with black and mixed race adopted adults [PDF 168KB]
    by Esther Ina-Egbe, The Psychotherapist, Issues 44, Spring 2010
    In this article, Esther Ina-Egbe argues that psychotherapists need to explore the repetitions and lack of mirroring that may be present in the therapeutic relationship.
  • 'Going for it': overcoming passivity [PDF 198KB]
    by Eve Menezes Cunningham, The Psychotherapist, Issues 44, Spring 2010
    Beverly Morris explains to Eve Menezes Cunningham how movement work with adoptees may help them reach out. Many personal challenges they experience, she says, can be understood in neurological developmental terms.
  • Spring 2010 Book Reviews [PDF 198KB] The Psychotherapist, Issues 44, Spring 2010