Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Joshua H. Redfern, LCSW--Keynote Speaker

Joshua Redfern is one of my all time favorite people in the adoption world. He is totally awesome! I can't believe how dedicated he is to making a difference in the adoption world. I was so excited he and his beautiful wife agreed to present.

Joshua Redfern is the father of two boys that were blessed to him and his wife through adoption. He earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University. Josh is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) that specializes in adoption and is also a mental health therapist for family service programs in his area. He has been involved in numerous adoptions on all sides of the process, has facilitated expectant parent and birth parent groups, run addiction therapy groups, organized and presented adoption orientation and education classes, has presented at national and regional conferences for Families Supporting Adoption (FSA) as well as presented to church congregations on adoption and mental health issues, is an active member of the Utah Adoption Council (UAC) and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Josh and his wife run the adoption consulting firm, The R House Adoption Consultants. He is an avid BYU sports fan (but can still work with congenially with University of Utah fans) and a wannabe chef. Josh is fluent in Spanish.

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