All Kinds of News for February 03, 2016
Pacific Quest (HI)’s Clinical Director, Lorraine Freedle, Ph.D., ABPdN will be co-presenting at the 2016 NATSAP Conference in La Jolla, CA. The back-to-back presentation entitled, “From Super Power to Darkest Hour: Giftedness... Why Does it Matter?” will take place on Thursday, February 11th from 1:45- 3:15 pm (Part I) and 3:30- 5:00 pm (Part II).
Dr. Freedle and Daniel Peters, Ph.D. will discuss how most educators and mental health providers receive little if any training in the characteristics and needs of students labeled “gifted” or “twice-exceptional (2e).” Gifted and 2e students have unique characteristics, along with tremendous potential and vulnerability. These students are typically more intense, sensitive, excitable and perfectionistic than others, and they are often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Like other special needs populations, gifted and 2e students require differentiation and accommodation in education and treatment.
Participants in this presentation and experiential workshop will review characteristics of these students, discuss challenges, explore case studies, and develop interventions designed to transform suffering and fully embrace their high potential.
Additional Contributors include Heidi Molbak, M.S., NCC, CEP, Barbara Cunningham, Ed.D and Stephen H. Chou, Psy.D.