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Sharon Barnes presents No More SAD Gifted Students at IDGE’s Conference

Attending Institute for the Development of Gifted Education’s (IDGE) conference, Weaving Together Innovative Thinking and Design: The Future of Differentiation on February 6, 2015?

Sharon Barnes joins thought leaders on this topic to present:

No More SAD Gifted Students: How to Cope With Sensitivity, Anxiety & Depression

The top three issues bringing gifted students to psychotherapists’ offices are Sensitivity, Anxiety and Depression, according to “MisDiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults”.

Sharon Barnes, LCSW, Therapist For Sensitive And Gifted, has found this to be true in her counseling practice and knows how to help when these issues cause trouble at school and at home.

In this presentation, you will learn:

  • What it is about gifted students that makes them so susceptible to being SAD from Sensitivity, Anxiety and Depression
  • A three step process to identify and outsmart Gifted SADness before it takes over
  • Sharon’s Top Ten Tips & Tools to Overcome Gifted SADness

Bio: Sharon M. Barnes, MSSW, LCSW is a Creative Transformation Specialist, Counselor/Psychotherapist, Author, Speaker, Retreat & PlayShop Facilitator. She helps CASIGYs (Creative, Highly Sensitive, Intense, Introverted and Gifted You-s) -and Others- Thrive, Heal, and Become Fully Alive.

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