More About Me ...

My website is mostly about the needs of the people I work with. But I've been asked to say a bit more about myself, so here is more about me...

I grew up in California, completed a BA in psychology, a partial masters in Educational Therapy (the very small department at SFSU closed in the middle of my time there), and have attended and presented at many conferences on gifted issues (VAG, BIQ, SENG). Besides CA and VA, I have lived in Israel, China, and the Philippines, learning some Spanish, Hebrew and Chinese along the way. I do not yet have any official advanced degrees, nor am I a licensed counselor, though I have taken master's level courses in counseling. I've run a program for parents of gifted kids for the Alexandria school district, and worked on research with Dr. John D. Wasserman who was in charge of the psycho-ed evaluation programs at George Mason University. I've been greatly influenced by Dr. James T. Webb, and the organization he founded called "SENG" --Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted.  I've been married since 1994 to a profoundly gifted man, and we have two sons, both twice exceptional.




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