The gifted individual's experience of depression can be intensified by the presence of heightened cognitive abilities and emotional awareness. Through heuristic research into the author's depression, this thesis addresses the specific needs of a gifted individual in therapy. By addressing clinical responses to introversion, depression, intense experiencing, defenses, and resistance, as well as the integration of childhood healing modalities into the therapeutic relationship, this study adds depth and breadth to the existing literature of gifted counseling. Theories of gifted development are explored, focusing on emotional and cognitive differences between gifted and non-gifted individuals. A discussion of the process of recovery from dysthymia, major depression, and suicidal ideation in a gifted individual addresses some clinical concerns that are present in the psychological treatment of gifted children, adolescents, and adults.
|School:||Pacifica Graduate Institute|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Counseling Psychology, Clinical psychology|
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