This is a general introduction of the high-level issues associated with identifying and counseling gifted youth. The essay will accompany the exam and evaluation form.



Author(s): Steven I. Pfeiffer, Ph.D., ABPP


This is a general introduction of the high-level issues associated with identifying and counseling gifted youth.


Upon reading this essay you will:


  • Understand definitional issues which contribute to the misunderstanding of the gifted.
  • Obtain information on prevalence estimates for the gifted.
  • Learn about the most common characteristics of the gifted.
  • Gain an understanding about the twice exceptional — the gifted with a mental health disorder.
  • Learn about the most common parental concerns and questions asked of professionals about their gifted child.


The essay will accompany the exam and evaluation form.

CEs: 1

Accredited by: American Psychological Association

Exam details: 6 true/false questions

Publication details: The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 48; Number 8; August 2009.

The Gifted: Clinical Challenges for Child Psychiatry

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