You&Me Psychological and Consultation Services (YPCS)
Rm. 201, 8-7, Yanghwa-ro 12-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, 04043, South Korea
Tel: 02-6929-3013 Fax: 070-8277-7200
Birth Family Search Series
G.O.A.’L and YPCS invite you to attend group therapy sessions to share your experiences with birth family search. This series addresses some of the complexities related to searching for biological family for adoptees that are reunited, not reunited and those that are deciding to search. Gain insight and reassurance as you discuss frustrations and challenges in your journey. Participants may engage in the discussions at their comfort level. These sessions are for adoptees only.
"I've reunited with family" (July 30)
Discuss how expectations/surprises can affect interaction with birth family
Address negotiating the differences in western and Korean culture
Come up with a strategy to manage identity and sense of self
Register for this session by July 25, 2016
"Not reunited" (Decided to not search/Waiting for a response/Unable to meet family) (August 20)
Discuss how to regulate emotional responses
Learn ways to cope with multiple “rejections” and hearing/watching others reunite
Evaluate your current life without shame/guilt/anger
Register for this session by August 15, 2016
"Deciding whether I want to search" (September 24)
Explore current expectations/hopes/fears
Identify possible challenges and difficulties
Learn ways on how to handle not having control in situations
Register for this session by September 19, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided.
Location: You&Me Psychological and Consultation Services (YPCS)
Participation Fee: G.O.A.’L members 15,000 KRW/session or 40,000 KRW/3 sessions
Non-members 20,000 KRW/session or 60,000 KRW/3 sessions
*Register for the entire series by July 25, 2016 to receive series discount
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 02-6929-3013: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday
Each group is limited to 8 participants. Preference will be given to those currently in each category. All stories shared during the group will be kept confidential.
Directions (by subway)
From Hapjeong Station (lines 2 or 6) exit 3, walk straight for about 150 meters. You should pass Starbucks and KB bank on your right. Follow the street to the right so that The Designers Hotel is on your left and the Seven-Eleven convenient store is on the right. Turn right down the street in front of the Seven-Eleven convenience store. Our building is the building behind Seven-Eleven with the blue “8-7” address sign. Please press “201” and then the bell button to let us know that you have arrived.