Description: Research over the past several decades has identified several unique characteristics and experiences of gifted individuals that have implications for counselors. This article describes internal and external factors that contribute to gifted individuals' nonnormal lived experience and that may require counselors' specific attention to work effectively with gifted clients on clinical and mental health issues. These factors are applied to 4 issues: unhealthy perfectionism,anxiety, depression, and suicidality.
Examine unique characteristics and experiences of gifted individuals
Explore clinical implications for counselors working with gifted clients