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Counseling Gifted Students: A Guide for School Counselors
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Goes beyond academic considerations to address career development and social/emotional concerns.Created to fill a gap in both counselor education and gifted education, this is the only up-to-date text to provide a concise and practical overview of counseling services designed specifically for gifted and talented students. Grounded in the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model for counseling programs, the book illuminates specific knowledge, awareness, and skills school counselors need to address concerns related not only to academics, but also to social and emotional development of this population.The text delivers a theoretical and practical overview of gifted and talented education in the US and the responsibilities of school counselors as they pertain to this unique population. Going well beyond the common call to provide academic challenge, the book considers special characteristics of gifted and talented students as it examines the complexities of career development, college readiness, and concerns related to social/emotional development. It discusses how counselors can advocate for gifted students, lead efforts to match programming and needs, and collaborate with school staff and families. Vignettes depicting critical incidents and epitomizing needs are used to illuminate differentiated counseling approaches that support this student population. Each chapter highlights a key concept, and curriculum guidelines and resources for professional development support the text.Key Features:Interweaves school counseling and gifted education research and practiceConsiders characteristics and counseling concerns associated with giftedness Is based on the ASCA model for counseling programsExamines the complexities of career development, college readiness, and social/emotional development in this populationHighlights key concepts and includes vignettes of critical incidents

EducationEducation TheoryEducation: care & counselling of studentsEducationEducation TheoryEducational psychologyEducationTeaching SkillsTeaching of specific groups & persons with special educational needsTeaching of gifted students Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc Publication Date: 30/11/2017 ISBN-13: 9780826136541  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Susannah M. Wood, PhD is currently an associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Counselor Education at the University of Iowa. She is also a faculty partner with the Connie Belin and Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talented Development, where she provides professional development opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, and practicing educators related to the social and emotional concerns of gifted students. She has received the University of Iowa's collegiate teaching award in 2012 and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) award for outstanding teaching in 2015. Her research interests encompass preparing school counselors for practice, with a particular focus on serving the gifted population in collaboration with other educators and helping professionals. Dr Wood's research has been published in such peer-reviewed publications as Gifted Child Quarterly, Roeper Review, Journal of the Education of the Gifted, Journal of School Counseling, Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, and Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy. In 2015 Dr. Wood co-edited a special section in the Journal of Counseling & Development dedicated to counseling the gifted individual. With Dr. Tamra Stambaugh, she co-edited the book Serving Gifted Students in Rural Settings: A Framework for Bridging Gifted Education and Rural Classrooms (Prufrock Press). She regularly presents at the American Counseling Association convention the National Association for Gifted Children convention, and at conferences of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., professor emerita and former director of school counselor preparation at Purdue University, was a classroom and gifted education teacher for 24 years and was involved concurrently in teacher education prior to graduate work in school counseling and counselor education at The University of Iowa. A licensed mental health counselor with considerable clinical experience with gifted youth and their families, she is a veteran consultant and presenter nationally and internationally and conducts school-based workshops on social and emotional development of high-ability students, academic underachievement, bullying, parenting gifted children and adolescents, cultural values related to selection for gifted-education programming, prevention-oriented counseling curriculum, and listening skills for educators-all of these related to her research and clinical work. She has been an active researcher and author in her second career, publishing 9 books, 45 refereed journal articles, 44 invited book chapters, 16 articles in practitioner journals, and countless articles in other professional publications. Her research has been presented in journals such as Journal of Counseling & Development, Journal for the Education of the Gifted, Professional School Counseling, Roeper Review, Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal for Specialists in Group Work, and Counselor Education and Supervision. Her Talk with Teens books (Free Spirit) are used in many countries and are often on resource lists for youth work. Specific to working with gifted individuals are Models of Counseling Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults (Prufrock Press) and The Essential Guide to Talking with Gifted Teens: Ready-to-Use Discussions About Identity, Stress, Relationships, and More (Free Spirit). She served two terms on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Gifted Children, has received 9 national awards, and received 12 awards at Purdue, evenly divided among research, teaching, and service.

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