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An Interview With Family Therapist Carol Lozier

I am very excited to present the very first podcast on Adoptivity, an interview with Carol Lozier. Carol is a family therapist in Louisville, Kentucky, specializing in working with adoptive and foster families. She also writes the blog In My Child’s World. One of the things that makes Carol’s practice so valuable to adoptive and foster families is her approach of teaching families how to continue the work of therapy at home, where they need help the most. I am thrilled that Carol had the time for an interview and I think that adoptive parents, foster parents, and prospective adoptive parents will find it valuable.

Unfortunately, my prowess with technology is not top-notch, and for some reason that is mysterious to me, the last five minutes of my interview with Carol was cut off in the recording. While this is not so bad for a first try at podcasting, I am really disappointed about it because the last five minutes of the interview are where Carol talked about her upcoming book, which I think it going to be a precious resource for adoptive and foster families. As Carol explains, “the book aims to help parents work with their children in a therapeutic way to resolve abandonment, loss and trauma as it arises in everyday life. Throughout the book there are practical tools, behavior management strategies, therapeutic stories and support for parents. The first part of the book explains the child in a new way so that parents can connect their current behavior to their past trauma. The second part of the book leads parents, step by step, to the source of the original trauma so that it can be resolved. Lastly, the third part of the book teaches parents how to understand the team approach that is necessary for their child and shows parents how to be the team leader of the child’s providers.” I think this will be incredibly helpful for families, and you can bet I will be blogging about it when it comes out.

In the part of the interview that did get recorded, she mentioned a number of resources for adoptive and foster families. They are:

Books
The Connected Child by Karen Purvis, David Cross, and Wendy Sunshine
Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge

Websites
The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – information and resources for parents of children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Child Trauma Academy – A not-for-profit organization founded by Dr. Bruce Perry with the mission of improving the lives of traumatized and maltreated children by improving the systems that serve them.
Adoption.Com an online community and information site for all members of the adoption triad.

Without further ado, here is the interview. Click on the Play button below to start the audio.



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