Embracing the Whole Gifted Self

Author: Gatto-Walden, Patricia Ph.D.

Subjects: Guidance; Giftedness

ISBN: 978-0-89824-291-1

Latest edition: July 2016

Order code: 2911

Price: $15.00

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Many gifted people cultivate and appreciate their extraordinary intellect, but Dr. Patricia Gatto-Walden uses her 30 years of clinical experience to explore giftedness through the perspective of all the domains of a person: intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual, and social. Only by acknowledging, understanding, and nurturing all the domains can gifted individuals embrace their whole gifted selves.

It is Gatto-Walden's belief that home life, education, and counseling of the gifted must attend to the integration and enhancement of the mind, heart, body, spirit, and social self in order to attain contentment and balance in everyday life. This book encapsulates her holistic approach to understanding the problems experienced by highly gifted children and adults. She covers overexcitability, perfectionism, and asynchrony, with many examples of those she has helped.

Dr. Patricia Gatto-Walden was honored at SENG in 2016 with a Clinician of the Year Award and in 2014 received the Annemarie Roeper Award for exceptional service to gifted youth.

Dr. Patricia Gatto-Walden is a licensed psychologist who has worked with moderately, highly, and profoundly gifted individuals of all ages.  In her consulting practice, she has specialized in three areas: holistic health and well-being, educational consulting for the gifted, and staff and program development. She has helped parents, educators, and administrators understand and accept the multifaceted inner world, needs, and concerns of gifted individuals. Her career has included university instruction of doctoral-level counseling trainees, counselor supervision, and educational administration. She has extensive experience guiding staff development, program development sessions, problem-solving groups, and workshops. She has been a featured speaker at national and international gifted conferences and educational workshops and has served two terms as chair of the Global Awareness Network of the National Association for Gifted Children. She is a Senior Fellow for the Institute of Educational Advancement, which serves gifted youth through various programs, including Yunasa, a holistic summer camp for highly gifted youth. 

Many gifted people cultivate and appreciate their extraordinary intellect, but Dr. Patricia Gatto-Walden uses her 30 years of clinical experience to explore giftedness through the perspective of all the domains of a person: intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual, and social. Only by acknowledging, understanding, and nurturing all the domains can gifted individuals embrace their whole gifted selves.

It is Gatto-Walden's belief that home life, education, and counseling of the gifted must attend to the integration and enhancement of the mind, heart, body, spirit, and social self in order to attain contentment and balance in everyday life. This book encapsulates her holistic approach to understanding the problems experienced by highly gifted children and adults. She covers overexcitability, perfectionism, and asynchrony, with many examples of those she has helped.

Dr. Patricia Gatto-Walden was honored at SENG in 2016 with a Clinician of the Year Award and in 2014 received the Annemarie Roeper Award for exceptional service to gifted youth.

Dr. Patricia Gatto-Walden is a licensed psychologist who has worked with moderately, highly, and profoundly gifted individuals of all ages.  In her consulting practice, she has specialized in three areas: holistic health and well-being, educational consulting for the gifted, and staff and program development. She has helped parents, educators, and administrators understand and accept the multifaceted inner world, needs, and concerns of gifted individuals. Her career has included university instruction of doctoral-level counseling trainees, counselor supervision, and educational administration. She has extensive experience guiding staff development, program development sessions, problem-solving groups, and workshops. She has been a featured speaker at national and international gifted conferences and educational workshops and has served two terms as chair of the Global Awareness Network of the National Association for Gifted Children. She is a Senior Fellow for the Institute of Educational Advancement, which serves gifted youth through various programs, including Yunasa, a holistic summer camp for highly gifted youth. 

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