Tue, Oct 24|
SENGinar: Life as a Gifted Grownup—What You Need to Know
Time & Location
Oct 24, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
About The Event
How do you navigate the gifted adult world, understand the trajectory from gifted childhood to the present, grapple with your own exquisite intensity and sensitivity, and tackle the role of parent - especially when your child is gifted, too?
Join Deborah Ruf, Ph.D., Gail Post, Ph.D. and Paula Prober, M.Ed., M.S., as they delve into these topics and share insights drawn from their recently published books: The 5 Levels of Gifted Children Grown UP: What They Tell Us; The Gifted Parenting Journey: A Guide to Self-Discovery and Support for Families of Gifted Children; and Saving Your Rainforest Mind: A Guided Journal for the Curious, Creative, Smart, & Sensitive. Learn more about giftedness from their unique perspectives and broaden your understanding of your gifted self.
A moderator-led Q&A will be part of the conversation, as Deborah, Gail, and Paula answer questions about gifted adulthood, the gifted adults' Rainforest Mind, and the complexities of gifted parenting.
About the Presenters:
Deborah Ruf earned a Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota in Psychological Foundations of Education. She worked as a private consultant in gifted assessment and guidance for 30 years. Ruf addresses educational policy about how to set up schools that meet academic, social, emotional, and best fit needs. Author of the book Losing Our Minds: Gifted Children Left Behind (2005), retitled 5 Levels of Gifted: School Issues and Educational Options, the longitudinal study of the now-adult children from the original book is now available: The 5 Levels of Gifted Children Grown Up: What They Tell Us.
Gail Post, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, parenting coach/consultant, workshop leader, writer, parent of two gifted young adults, and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In practice for over 35 years, she specializes in intellectual and musical giftedness and twice-exceptionalities, and advocates widely for the needs of the gifted. Her writing includes hundreds of articles, several book chapters, a long-standing blog, Gifted Challenges. and her new book, The Gifted Parenting Journey: A Guide to Self-discovery and Support for Families of Gifted Children. You can find out more
Paula Prober, M.S., is a psychotherapist, international consultant, blogger, and author in private practice based in Eugene, Oregon, USA. For the past 30+ years her clients have been intellectually and creatively gifted adults and parents of gifted children. Paula has been a teacher of gifted children and a presenter at universities, webinars, podcasts, and conferences. She has written three books about gifted adults. Her recent release, Saving Your Rainforest Mind: A Guided Journal for the Curious, Creative, Smart, & Sensitive is a journal for gifted adults addressing sensitivity, empathy, loneliness, multipotentiality, schooling, and much more. Find her at www.rainforestmind.com.