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Misdiagnosis & Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children & Adults

James T. Webb, PhD, ABPP-Cl

CE Credit: 6 Hours

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Occupational Therapy CEUs | Marriage & Family Therapy CE | School Psychology CE | Teaching CE

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Test Only

Course Abstract

This is a test only course (book not included). The book can be purchased from Amazon or some other source.

This CE test is based on the book "Misdiagnosis & Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children & Adults" (2005, 265 pages). Our brightest, most creative children and adults are often being misdiagnosed with behavioral and emotional disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Bipolar, OCD, or Asperger’s. Many receive unneeded medication and inappropriate counseling as a result. Physicians, psychologists, and counselors are unaware of characteristics of gifted children and adults that mimic pathological diagnoses. Six nationally prominent health care professionals describe ways parents and professionals can distinguish between gifted and pathological behaviors. 

Closeout Course #60-64 | 33 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1.List at least six behavioral characteristics of gifted individuals
2.Identify frequent referral problems for gifted adults
3.Name three reasons why expressions of anger commonly occur in gifted children
4.Explain why gifted individuals may suffer from existential depression
5.Identify similarities and differences between learning disabilities and giftedness
6.List six guidelines for achieving optimal diagnosis and treatment for a gifted individual
CE INFORMATION

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Psychology and the Office of School Psychology (CE Broker Provider #50-1635).

COURSE DIRECTIONS

This test-only course provides instant access to the CE test that enables you to earn CE credit for reading a published course book (book NOT included in your course enrollment). After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to Download/Print or Take CE Test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course book).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more.

About the Author(s)

James T. Webb, PhD, ABPP-Cl has been recognized nationally as one of 25 psychologists who have most influenced the field of gifted education. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Webb is a former president of the Ohio Psychological Association. He is board certified as a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, and a Fellow of The American Psychological Association, where he served three years on its governing body, the Council of Representatives. Since 1982, he has focused on the social and emotional needs of gifted and talented children and adults. He served on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Gifted Children and was President of the American Association for Gifted Children. He is president and owner of Great Potential Press, a publishing company that specializes in books for parents and teachers to assist in guiding gifted learners. Dr. Webb is a frequent keynote and workshop speaker at conferences regarding the special needs of gifted children. He is also the lead author of A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children, to be released in early 2007.


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