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Mental Health and Well-being: Dispelling Myths About Gifted Learners

  • February 21, 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom

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February 21, 2023, 6:00 pm CT

Mental Health and Well-being: Dispelling Myths About Gifted Learners

Young exceptional students exhibit a startling depth and sensitivity in their emotions. Contrary to popular opinion, some aspects of a gifted child's giftedness may affect or magnify their experience with mental health issues. In addition to debunking common myths about the capacity of gifted students to manage their complex emotional nuances and sensitivity, this session will go through techniques that may encourage healthy growth and mental well-being.

Dr. Sherrionda H. Crawford is a Professor of School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the Division of Counseling, Rehabilitation & Interpreter Training at Troy University. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in Georgia and Alabama, and a Certified School Counselor in the state of Alabama. Before becoming a professor at Troy University, she provided valuable counseling services to children and adults in clinical and school counseling settings. Dr. Crawford actively volunteers for the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as a scholarship reviewer and mentor. Her research interests include trends in school counseling to include interpersonal violence and suicide prevention across the lifespan and skill acquisition for counselors-in-training.

Dr. Kanessa Miller Doss is an Associate Professor of Psychology and COE Director of Operations- Montgomery Campus at Troy University. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). Dr. Doss is also a certified School Counselor and School Psychologist in the state of Alabama. She has nine years of experience as a public-school educator. Dr. Doss is also a certified QPR Gatekeeper in Suicide Prevention Training instructor. She is a member and board member of several professional organizations. Her research interests are social-emotional functioning with an emphasis on school/college campus violence, bullying, school psychology advocacy, youth suicide, and accessibility issues.

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