Editors: Salvatore Mendaglio Ph.D., Jean Sunde Peterson Ph.D.
Product Code: 2061
ISBN: 978-1-59363-206-9
Pages: 320
Availability: In stock.


Models of Counseling Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults is a unique resource for practitioners and educators interested in counseling gifted and talented individuals. In this groundbreaking book, contributing authors steeped in the disciplines of both gifted education and counseling share in detail their approaches to counseling clients who are gifted and talented. This book is designed to help interested professionals, as well as those in preparation programs, conduct effective counseling techniques with highly able clients.

Models of Counseling provides both novice and experienced helping professionals expert guidance in counseling gifted and talented individuals from a set of international contributors with years of experience counseling this special-needs population. The book contains introductory chapters that discuss the rationale for the book and take a critical historical look at the literature related to giftedness and counseling the gifted and talented. Each chapter devoted to the models includes the author's conception of giftedness and definition of counseling; the roles of the counselor, client, and counselor-client relationship; counseling techniques; and a case illustration.

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Review by: Debbie Clelland, Roeper Review - June 1, 2007
Finally! This book is a much-needed addition to the contemporary literature on counseling gifted children, adolescents, and young adults. I found it a rare treat, written with the counseling professional or student in mind, and using technical and theoretical language. Intended for counselors who work with gifted students, it is focused on social-emotional and clinical issues rather than the important but more frequently-targeted issues of identification and education. With an emphasis on practice, it works as a professional development tool for counselors to use when working with gifted students and young adults. Chapter authors come from a variety of backgrounds, and include school counselors, community-based counselors, and professors of teacher development and counseling. Although parents will find up-to-date information and some focus on families, this book is not written primarily for a parent audience.
 

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