TAC Benefits and Eligibility

TAC Benefits for Participants

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of core adoption issues, current clinical tools and evidence-based approaches
  • Develop advanced skills through clinical case consultation from adoption-competent experts
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill to clients and agencies
  • Earn CEUs to fulfill professional development requirements
  • Receive national recognition in C.A.S.E’s directory of TAC graduate adoption-competent professionals

TAC Eligibility Requirements for Participants

Participants in the training program are expected to have the following credentials:

Master’s degree (or higher) in social work, a counseling field or other related discipline with current professional license or under clinical supervision in preparation for professional licensing. This means that the professional:

  • Is already clinically licensed and is already working in a clinical capacity with adoptive families in either an agency specializing in work with adoptive families or in private practice or community mental health setting serving adoptive families on a regular basis

OR

  • Is under clinical supervision in preparation for clinical licensing and is working in a clinical capacity with adoptive families in an agency specializing in work with adoptive families or in private practice or community mental health setting serving adoptive families on a regular basis

Master’s level professionals (or higher) in social work, a counseling field or other related discipline who do not hold a clinical license but whose work involves interface with members of the adoption kinship network so that he/she is able to incorporate learning into practice. 

TAC Benefits for Employers

  • Adoption-competent clinicians on staff enhance an agency’s capacity while attracting increasing numbers of referrals with a resulting positive impact on revenue
  • Research shows that adoptive families strongly prefer therapists who have completed specialized training and address treatment through an adoption lens
  •  Highly trained clinicians experience greater job satisfaction, higher levels of motivation and are more likely to remain in their positions longer
  • Specially trained adoption-competent clinicians support their agencies in risk management by bringing quality, evidence-based clinical practices to their work

Pennsylvania TAC Cohort 1 is forming now.  To be considered, apply by September 4, 2020, and download the TAC Class Schedule.

For more information about the program or upcoming training dates and sites, contact the Program Development Office.