Articles for Individuals

Counseling Gifted Adults – A Case Study

Gifted children are often identified by their insatiable curiosity, advanced mental ability, intensity, and thought-provoking questions. But what happens when these children become adults? What are they like and do they have any particular mental health needs? This paper uses a case study of one particular gifted adult to explain the typical issues these clients bring into counseling.

Benny and Me: A Father Sees Himself Through His Son

by Michael Postma It was a miserable day in the fall of 2001 when we got our first glimpse of what our lives would be like for the next 20-odd years. We were a young family: a mom, a dad, one young daughter in elementary school, a newborn, and a young lad, Ben. Ben...

An Interview with Roland S. Persson: The Talent of Being Inconvenient

An Interview with Roland S. Persson: The Talent of Being Inconvenient SENG’s Editor in Chief Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy interviews Roland S. Persson, Ph.D. Dr. Persson is a Professor of Educational Psychology, editorial board member of Education Today (UK) and Gifted...

Overexcitability and the Gifted

Overexcitability and the Gifted by Sharon Lind A small amount of definitive research and a great deal of naturalistic observation have led to the belief that intensity, sensitivity and overexcitability are primary characteristics of the highly gifted. These...

Introversion: The Often Forgotten Factor Impacting the Gifted

Introversion: The Often Forgotten Factor Impacting the Gifted Authors: Jill D. Burruss and Lisa Kaenzig Citation: From the Virginia Association for the Gifted Newsletter. 1999 Fall 21(1). Reprinted with permission. You know at least one or perhaps are one: the child...

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