Category: Social & Emotional Development

22 - Family in the Development of Gifted and Creative Adolescents: Lines of Emerging Research

Saturday, Nov 17
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The role of family in the development of gifted youths has been explored from various perspectives, but recent projects with this population have taken a more empirical approach. Converging findings from multiple studies are presented to give an updated perspective on how families shape gifted student development. Practical applications for this data in educational and counseling settings are discussed.


 

JD Wright

Doctoral Candidate
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

Barbara Kerr

Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

Miriam Reder

Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

Olivia Stull

Doctoral Candidate, Counseling Psychology
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

Olivia A. Stull is a doctoral candidate of counseling psychology at the University of Kansas. Olivia's research interests include gifted, creative, and talented adolescents, as well as residential therapeutic centers. She has worked with creative adolescents in the Counseling Laboratory for the Exploration of Optimal States for the last five years. Additionally, she has worked with creative young adults at the Kansas City Art Institute for the last three years. Olivia hopes to continue her work with creative adolescents and young adults after graduation.