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Social & Emotional Needs of the Gifted Discussion Group

  • May 19, 2015
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Heart of Transformation Wellness Institute, Evanston
Social and Emotional Needs of The Gifted Discussion Group
12:30 to 1:45 pm. 
 May 19 & 26 & June 2- 2015.  
Heart of Transformation Wellness Institute, 1618 Orrington Ave. Suite 206, Evanston, IL 60201. 
RSVP, (847) 425-9355,
Series of 3 classes  Drop-ins welcome. $ 90 for all three or $35 per session.  
Facilitated by Archana Lal-Tabak, M. D. (Integrative Medicine Physician & Psychiatrist) & Jim Lal-Tabak (Wellness Educator & Yoga Instructor) 
This guided discussion group will use the Book----Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, & Depression by James Webb, Ph.D. ~~~ Please do get your copy & start reading if you can.

The brightest, most creative children and adults are often being misdiagnosed with behavioral and emotional disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Bipolar, OCD, or Asperger’s. Many children and adults receive unneeded medication and inappropriate counseling as a result.

Many physicians, psychologists, counselors, educators and parents are unaware of characteristics of gifted children and adults that are similar to pathological diagnoses.  In the book, six nationally prominent health care professionals describe ways parents, educators and professionals can distinguish between gifted behaviors and pathological behaviors.This Reading / Study group will discuss various topics including: • Characteristics of gifted children and adults • Diagnoses most commonly given to gifted children and adults • Traits of diagnoses incorrectly given to gifted children and adults • Guidelines to avoid mislabeling gifted children • Parent-child relationship problems • Issues for gifted adults • Advice for selecting a counselor or health care professional"Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults" has been endorsed by three past presidents of the American Psychological Association, two neurologists, and two family practice physicians.

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