Designed for practitioners who work with the gifted, this volume is intended to serve as a practical and easy-to-use resource for working with gifted students, their teachers, and their parents and families. It provides timely, practical, evidence-based techniques and guidelines to help these practitioners better help an underserved group. The book is written in a user-friendly style that makes this a quick, simple, and easy reference. Topics covered include identification and assessment of gifted students; important information for understanding the needs of the gifted; counseling and psychotherapy strategies; career counseling for gifted and talented students; methods for working with the families of the gifted; and legally-correct and ethically-smart counseling techniques. An accompanying CD will contain valuable resources such as PowerPoint presentations and reproducible handouts and forms.
Steven I. Pfeiffer, PhD, ABPP, is a Professor at Florida State University, where he serves as Director of Clinical Training of the combined Counseling Psychology and School Psychology program.
Serving the Gifted in the Schools. Conceptions of Giftedness: Who are the Gifted? Creativity. Screening, Identification, and Assessment. Meeting the Educational needs of the Gifted Student. Gifted Students with Coexisting Disabilities: The Twice Exceptional Student. Working with Parents. Counseling Gifted Students. Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Gifted.