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  • Updates / Announcements

    In honor of our 35th anniversary, we launched our new website! Its development involved a great deal of soul searching and led to the reconceptualization of the Gifted Development Center.

  • Psychological Needs

    Gifted children have positive social development when they are respected in their families; when their parents value the inherent worth of all human beings; when they find true peers of similar ability at an early age; and when they interact with the mainstream after they have developed a... Read More

  • Updates / Announcements

    Advanced Development - a journal on adult giftedness - seeks articles for Volume 16

  • Psychological Needs

    Indeed, the remarkable emphasis on the school as an agent of socialization makes one wonder if anyone really cares about the development of these children’s abilities or if all that is important is whether they fit in!

  • Newsletters

    Michael Davis left us May 6th, 2015. A few days later, I opened the May issue of The Sun, and was greeted with excerpts from Eckhart Tolle’s book, Stillness Speaks. Not a coincidence. Years ago, Michael Davis gifted me with Tolle’s The Power of Now. Looking back, I realize that he was saying, “... Read More

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12 Nov 2015 - 3:00pm to 15 Nov 2015 - 12:00pm
November 12-15, 2015 Phoenix, Arizona The strength of our field is found in the diversity of our thoughts, ideas, and the people that come together to create our unique community. In Phoenix, home of the Valley of the Sun, we will celebrate the difference that our diversity makes on the lives of...

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Volume 2

This unique volume focuses on the contributions of Carl G. Jung but also has articles on Kazimierz Dabrowski and one of the founders of family therapy, Virginia Satir.

Peace Within, Peace Between

Peace Within, Peace Between speaks to individuals of all ages who want to live fuller, more loving and satisfying lives, as well as to coaches and therapists who wish to be more effective in their professional efforts.

Volume 14: Dabrowski and His Theory

Theory and research provide new insights into the life of Kazimierz Dabrowski and his Theory of Positive Disintegration and highlight his contribution to understanding psychological development, particularly in the gifted.

Challenging Highly Gifted Learners

Highly gifted students have unique needs, and in-class accommodations for the gifted rarely are adequate for those students.  The higher the level of giftedness, the more help that is needed to turn a risky school experience into a successful one.

Academic Advocacy

This completely updated, definitive manual on gifted advocacy guides parents and teachers from documenting a child’s abilities to providing reasonable educational options year by year. The necessity for daily accommodations in regular instruction (not just enrichment pull-outs) is emphasized...