Cultural Competency with the Gifted Client
We’re in Eugene November 19, 2019!
We’ll be gathering to share two hours of CE focused on the specific needs of gifted clients of ALL ages.
Not sure if you have gifted clients? See our list of clues below.
You’ll leave able to:
- Articulate why gifted clients are part of a cultural subgroup based on their common experiences.
- Understand how to recognize gifted clients with or without formal testing.
- Identify common gifted characteristics such as intensities and other attributes.
- Incorporate understanding of gifted clients into current assessment and treatment practices.
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm, registration and relaxed hors d’oeuvres beginning at 5:30PM, so arrive early!
Place: Stellaria Building Board Room (2nd Floor, elevator available) 150 Shelton McMurphey Blvd, Eugene, OR 97401
Cost: $20 plus our hope that you will provide us with feedback for future courses.
CEs: This event has been approved for 2 Cultural Competency CEUs by the National Association of Social Workers, Oregon Chapter.
Special Note: Due to space limitations, registration is limited to 25 participants, so please register early if you know you want to attend. Payment will be collected on site.
Clues that your client might be gifted:
- You worry that you’re not smart enough to help her.
- His kids are gifted.
- She says her brother is “the smart one.”
- He reads a lot. I mean, A LOT. About everything.
- She writes all kinds of things, and sometimes shares it with you.
- He can’t pick a major/career because there are too many things he wants to do. And you know he could do any of them.
- She doesn’t take it for granted that professionals know what they’re doing, including you.
- He wants to know how therapy works.
- She has a lot of allergies or sensitivities to light/sound/smell/food. I know, weird one, right?
- He says he feels like an alien.
- She wonders if she has Asperger’s. She knows it’s not called that anymore.
- He has an excellent memory.
- She’s super logical and intellectualizes everything.
- When the two of you agree on something, he says things like, “But what if we’re both wrong?”
- She’s extremely invested in a moral cause (or two, or three…), and is easily outraged.
- He talks with his body, often moving around the room or demonstrating rather than just describing an experience.
- She has a lot of different things going on and you don’t know how she does it all, but she does.
- He can take many different perspectives in any given situation, and may not trust his own.
- She says her thoughts are coming too fast to say them all, and she gets frustrated that she can’t convey everything to you.
- He “doesn’t consider himself gifted” even though he’s been identified in school or is a member of Mensa.
- She says she feels like a failure, against all objective evidence.
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