Social and Emotional Development

Concurrent

The Lava Lamp and Other Tools to Calm the Gifted Mind

Saturday, November 11
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: 209 A

Our gifted children are advanced thinkers, creative, sensitive, and idealistic. This combination of characteristics can lead to worry, fear, anxiety, and perfectionism. It is important for counselors of the gifted to have tools to work with gifted youth. This workshop first explains how the brain is affected by fear and anxiety. We discuss the brain’s arousal system and survival modes of flight, flight, or freeze. Next we learn and practice tools that have been successful in treating anxiety and fear with gifted youth by decreasing arousal in the brain. The techniques are modeled and participants have opportunities to practice in the session.

Lori M. Comallie-Caplan

Counseling Therapist for the Gifted
Comallie-Caplan Counseling, Coaching and Cons

Lori Comallie-Caplan is a New Mexico Licensed Master Social Worker, a Licensed Educational Diagnostician with a Masters Degree in Psychological Counseling. Additionally she holds Advanced Certification in Mediation from the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Mrs. Comallie Caplan's additional certifications include: Discovering Your Sacred Gifts Facilitator and Guide, Frasier Talent Assessment Profile Evaluator, SENG Model Parent Group Master Facilitator, and SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator Trainer.

Mrs. Comallie-Caplan has 30 plus years of experience in the field of counseling, coaching evaluation, mediation and educational consultation. She is best known for her work with gifted individuals through the lifespan and frequently provides professional development for school districts and mental health professionals in the social emotional needs of the gifted. Mrs. Comallie-Caplan is also a Parenting Coordinator for the 3rd Judicial Court of New Mexico.

Mrs. Comallie-Caplan is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, National Association of Gifted Children, and SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted). She has served on the Executive Board of SENG as Secretary, President-Elect and President .

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