Category: GLBTQ

5 - Beyond Biological Sex: A Continuum Approach to Gender in Gifted Students

Friday, Nov 16
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

For most of the history of the psychology of talent development, gender was construed as a binary construct with biological sex used almost exclusively. We attempt to clarify that sex is not all encompassing, present gender on a continuum, offer an overview of gender development in gifted students, and provide recommendations in working with a diverse group of self-identified genders.


 

Jonathan Huffman

Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

Mr. Jonathan Huffman is a third year doctoral student at the University of Kansas under the supervision of Dr. Barbara Kerr. He obtained a M.A. from Washburn University and has published in Flute Journals regarding performance enhancement and anxiety reduction for musicians. His current research focuses on creatively gifted adolescents, LGBTQ persons, and interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

Miriam Reder

Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

Maxwell Birdnow

Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

Robyn Malmsten

Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

Barbara Kerr

Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas