June 2, 2018
Paula Prober, M.S., M.Ed. is a licensed counselor and consultant in private practice in Eugene, Oregon. Over the 30+ years she has worked with the gifted, Prober has also been a teacher and adjunct instructor with the University of Oregon and a guest presenter at Pacific University and Oregon State University. She’s presented on gifted adults and children at webinars and conferences and consulted with gifted adults internationally. Her book titled Your Rainforest Mind: A Guide to the Well-Being of Gifted Adults and Youth, was released in June 2016. She blogs at www.rainforestmind.com
Paula will present
Do you feel like not enough and too much at the same time? Are you overwhelmed by breathtaking sunsets, itchy clothes, strong perfumes, bad architecture, buzzing that no one else hears, angry people you don’t even know, needy friends, and world hunger? Do people tell you to lighten up when you’re just trying to enlighten them?
If you answered yes to these questions, you may have a rainforest mind. A personhood that runs faster, wider, and deeper than most. But how do you navigate in a world that overwhelms you and tells you that you’re too smart for your own good?
In this talk, Prober will share examples from her counseling practice and her book to detail the complexities of adult giftedness and provide strategies and resources to help these women understand themselves, build healthy relationships, find self-acceptance, and create a better world. Handouts, humor, and music will be provided.
Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical and counseling psychologist. She founded and directs the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development, and its subsidiaries, the Gifted Development Center [www.gifteddevelopment.com] and Visual-Spatial Resource [www.visualspatial.org], in Denver, Colorado. In the last 38 years, she has studied over 6,400 children who have been assessed at GDC, the largest data bank on this population. This research enabled the creation of extended norms on the WISC-IV. Her Ph.D. is in educational psychology and special education from the University of Southern California. For nine years, she served on the faculty of the University of Denver in counseling psychology and gifted education. She has been studying the psychology and education of the gifted since 1961 and has written over 300 articles, chapters and books, including Counseling the Gifted and Talented, Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner, Advanced Development: A Collection of Works on Gifted Adults and Giftedness 101 (translated into Swedish and Korean).
Linda will present
Why is it that we, as women, cannot comfortably call ourselves “gifted”? One reason is that, historically, only men could be gifted. We pathologize our perfectionism, intensity, sensitivity, passions, moral indignation, feeling of being out-of-sync with others, overcommitment. We often feel like imposters. These are “gifted problems.” We are living in challenging times, and our giftedness is needed to make a difference in the world. Our intellect enables us to question rather than blindly accept. We are called to take a stand against social injustice. As gifted women, we can safely blend in, or we can take the risk of standing out. Dare to be gifted. Dare to stand out. Dare to leave a legacy so that gifted girls no longer have to hide.
Legacy Ridge Clubhouse is located within a short drive from 104th Avenue where there are a number of hotels and restaurants.
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