2015.Solutions for the Anxious Gifted Child: Thursday May 28, 2015
Gifted in France:
Laying Waste to the Elephant in the Living Room:
Solutions for the Anxious Gifted Child
Unearthing the Missed Diagnosis
Recorded webinar presented by P. Susan Jackson, MA, RCC
Date: Thursday May 28, 2015

Two presentations, choose one:
Morning: 12h00-14h30 (bring your lunch) (THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL)
Evening: 19h30-22h00 (bring a light snack for the table) (SPACE STILL AVAILABLE)
Location: 75016, near Maison de la Radio (address is a private residence and will be emailed closer to date and after

RSVP: By TUESDAY MAY 26 (latest)
1. Fill out this online form with the required information.
2. Please specify which time you are attending.
Minimum attendance of 10 people is required. First-come, first-served. Space limited.
Handout: Photocopies of PowerPoint may be available if requested in advance. 5 euros to be paid in advance so the copies can be made ahead of the meeting.
Participation Fee: Free to current GiF and Message members. 10 euros for non-members
(Check payable to: Gifted in France, 39 ave de Versailles, 75016 Paris)

This is a 90-minute recorded webinar, presented in PowerPoint format. Please join us and invite your partner, caretaker, friends to participate in this information-rich session.

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: "Anxiety is the most common mental health problem experienced by children. When left untreated, it causes anxiety-based disorders ranging from simple adjustment disorders to more debilitating maladies such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The relationship between anxiety and giftedness is largely unexplored in the literature and often overlooked or misconstrued in clinical practice, with potentially disastrous results. Truly insidious, with bona fide indicators eluding easy diagnosis, especially for the gifted, anxiety-based disorders are the 'elephant in the living room': a malady that eludes easy diagnosis, masked entirely or eclipsed by more obvious signs of distress such as perfectionism, underachievement, hyper-vigilance and depression. This interactive presentation provides parents, educators and mental-health professionals with information about the etiology of and powerful strategies for combating anxiety-based disorders.

About the Presenter: P. Susan Jackson, MA, RCC, is the founder and therapeutic director of The Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. This international institute offers service to highly gifted children and adults supporting the educational needs and overall development of this exceptional population. She is an internationally recognized expert in the field and the author of numerous articles and chapters in the gifted education literature. Sue is currently the liaison for Parents and Curriculum for the Network Communications Committee of the National Association to Support Gifted and has served on the editorial board for SENG.

This Webinar was organized and recorded by SENG.

Gifted in France is a loi 1901 non-profit association. GiF does not endorse speakers or their material, but aims to provide a wide variety of ideas and discussions about the educational, emotional and social needs of the gifted and twice-exceptional population.

As always, thank you for your support.

Best regards,

Helen Sahin Connelly
President, Gifted in France


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