The Highly Sensitive Person Scale Can Be Used for Screening . . . and a Whole Lot More!

Mar 31, 2019 10:00am ‐ Mar 31, 2019 10:30am


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Highly sensitive people unite! Did you know that those with the temperament trait sensory processing sensitivity (SPS) represent 20% of the population but 50% of those who seek counseling? Come to this session to learn what is known through a systematic review and synthesis of the research on the Highly Sensitive Person Scale (HSPS). Leave with an understanding of the highly sensitive person (HSP), ideas to advocate and work with them, including the best way to screen to determine whether you are, a client is, or a loved one is an HSP.

  • Professional counselors will be able to identify characteristics of sensory processing sensitivity (the highly sensitive person) including being able to recall direct and indirect implications of living with the trait.
  • Professional counselors will learn about standards for conducting high-quality, rigorous systematic reviews of the literature using an example of a synthesis of the psychometric properties of the Highly Sensitive Person Scale (HSPS).
  • Professional counselors will be able to affirm and value the trait in children, adolescents, and adults and join in advocacy for greater understanding and research of sensory processing sensitivity (the highly sensitive person).

Speaker(s):

  • Heather L. Smith, PhD, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Vanderbilt University

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