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Title: Gifted and Under the Influence
Presenter: Lisa Erickson
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016
Time: 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm EST
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The experience of feeling different or an outsider is part of the addictive experience and also familiar to many gifted people. In this presentation, we will explore why many gifted people turn to substances or processes to help regulate their intensity, perfectionism, sensitivity or despair. Other gifted people may “use” to manage feelings associated with trauma, exploitation or neglect. Others to manage an intense spiritual nature.
In this SENGinar, Lisa will discuss basic addiction concepts before moving on to the specifics that are related to giftedness. She will describe importance difference between the needs of gifted adolescents and thier families and the needs of adults. Among adolescents, she will discuss two types of family structure that may be a contributing factor to addiction. For both teens and adults, developmental concerns are prominent but quite different. She will share anonymous examples from her clinical practice with gifted individuals to illustrate her points.
About the Presenter:
Lisa has been a psychotherapist for 35+ years specializing in giftedness, trauma and addictions. She has taught psychotherapists and psychology graduate students since 1990. Lisa has written and trained others regionally and nationally on the topic of giftedness. She currently has a full time private practice serving gifted adults and adolescents. Half of whom struggle with addiction. Lisa likes bridging the gap between professional paradigms to better recognize and serve the needs of gifted people. You can learn more about Lisa at www.lisaerickson.net
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