Dabrowski Congress 2024 Sessions

These are the sessions we've confirmed through March 30, 2024. Check back soon for more!

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Keynote descriptions available on our main page. We'll have bios and descriptions available soon. In the meantime, we've shared links to podcast episodes for the presenters who have joined us on Positive Disintegration

60-minute sessions

  • The Guided and the Guide: An Experiential Lens on the Transition to Autopsychotherapy Through Coaching

          Kate Arms (Episode 6 & Episode 28) and Dr. Tracy Winter (Episode 27) 

  • Sensitive Students: Exploring Another Angle of Twice-Exceptionality

          Dr. Sandra Clifton

  • Overexcitabilities through the Lens of Culturally Diverse Learners

          Dr. Joy Lawson Davis

  • Supporting Positive Disintegration in Gifted Adults

          Rachel Fell  (Episode 18)

  • From the I of the Storm

          Tina Harlow  (Episode 11)

  • And Out Came a Butterfly: My Journey Through the Dark Night of the Soul

          Kingwa Kamencu

  • Giftedness as Neurodivergence, Not Functioning Label

          Marni Kammersell (Episode 37) & Katy Higgins Lee  (Episode 30)

  • Beyond Unmasking: Positive Disintegration and Identification of Neurodivergence

          Katy Higgins Lee  (Episode 30 )

  • Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light: An Examination of the Journey Towards Death.

          Fiona Smith (Episode 7) & Dominic Westbrook

  • The Sound of Multilevel Development

          Laura Stavinoha  (Episode 52)

  • Architects of the Self: Constructing Models of Personal Growth

          Michael Steenvoorden & Tosh Turner

  • Neuroqueering: The Dimensions of Gender

          Reese Stoica

  • My Life of Purpose

          Nele Vanheel

  • Improvising Personal and Social Evolution with Positive Disintegration Theory (PDT) and The Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM)

          Dr. Sergej van Middendorp and Abbie VanMeter

90-minute workshops

  • Dabrowski Factor Dialogues:  A Clinical Application of TPD for Mental Health Professionals

          Catherine Zakoian  (Episode 41 and Episode 42)

  • Differing Our Ways through Theory and Process

          Lotte van Lith  (Episode 9)

  • Walking Your Talk: How to Define and Live Your Values

          Emma Nicholson and Dr. Chris Wells 

  • Identity Odyssey: Crafting Characters, Crafting Self

          Dr. Patty L. Gently (formerly Williams) and Youssef Sleiman

30-minute recorded sessions

  • Coaching for Positive Disintegration in Schools: Supporting Educators’ Journeys Towards Transformational Change 

          Dr. Sylvia Bagley

  • Sharing Ideas with the World as an Adult with Overexcitabilities

          Meghan Bonde

  • The Real Deal-OEs in the Classroom

          Summer Cowick

  • Caregiver Perceptions of Overexcitabilities Among Early Elementary Gifted Children

          Dr. Keri Guilbault, Dr. Gregory Eckert, & Dr. Antonia Szymanski

  • Fame & Fragility: A Creative Exploration of Positive Disintegration and the Lived Experience.

          Dr. Lil Jedynak

  • Finding Strength in Adversity Through Positive Disintegration

          Zawadi Kimari

  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man with Overexcitabilities

          Dr. Elizabeth Switaj

Tentative Schedule

This schedule accommodates an international audience.

Times in Denver’s Mountain Daylight Time (UTC-6) (more time details below).

Sessions conducted in-person in Denver will be livestreamed to virtual attendees and virtual sessions will be livestreamed to the in-person attendees in Denver.

Day 1 – Thursday, July 11, 2024

  • 3:15 – 3:30 pm – Welcome – Dr. Chris Wells (Denver)
  • 3:45 – 5:15 pm – Keynote – Emma Nicholson (Virtual)
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm – Presentation (Virtual)
  • 6:45 – 7:45 pm – Presentation (Virtual)
  • 8:00 – 9:30 pm – Emma Nicholson & Chris Wells, Values Workshop (Virtual) 

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Day 2 – Friday, July 12, 2024

  • 12:00 – 1:00 am – Presentation (Virtual)
  • 1:15 – 2:15 am – Presentation (Virtual)
  • 2:45 – 3:45 am – Presentation (Virtual)
  • 4:00 – 5:00 am – Presentation (Virtual)
  • Big Break
  • 8:00 – 9:00 am – Presentation (TBD)
  • 9:15 – 10:15 am – Presentation (TBD)
  • [10:00 am – Denver Event Space Opens]
  • 10:30 – 12:00 pm – Workshop – Catherine Zakoian (Denver)
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm – Presentation (Denver)
  • 1:45 – 2:45 pm – Presentation (TBD)
  • 3:00 – 4:30 pm – Keynote – Lotte van Lith (Denver)
  • 4:45 – 5:45 pm – Presentation (Denver)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Presentation (Denver)
  • Big Break [Denver – optional dinner on your own]

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Day 3 – Saturday, July 13, 2024

  • 8:00 – 9:00 am – Presentation (Virtual)
  • 9:15 am – 10:15 am – Presentation (Virtual)
  • [10:00 am – Denver Event Space Opens]
  • 10:30 – 12:00 pm – Keynote – Eric Windhorst (Denver)
  • 12:30 – 2:00 pm – Workshop – Lotte van Lith (Denver)
  • 2:15 – 3:15 pm – Presentation (TBD)
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm – Presentation (TBD)
  • 4:45 – 5:45 pm – Presentation (TBD)
  • 5:45 – 6:00 pm – Closing
  • [6:00 – 9:00 pm – Denver Saturday Dinner]

International Time Zones

Time and Date Converter (make sure to use Mountain DAYLIGHT Time / MDT / UTC-6)

Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

  • Day 1 – Start: Friday, July 12, 7:15 am – End: Friday, July 12, 11:45 am
  • Day 2 – Start: Friday, July 12, 4:00 pm – End: Saturday, July 13, 11:45 am
  • Day 3 – Start: Saturday, July 13, 4:00 pm – End: Sunday, July 14, 10:00 am

Central European Summer Time (CEST)

  • Day 1 – Start: Thursday, July 11, 11:15 pm – End: Friday, July 12, 3:45 am
  • Day 2 – Start: Friday, July 12, 8:00 am – End: Saturday, July 13, 3:45 am
  • Day 3 – Start: Saturday, July 13, 8:00 am – End: Sunday, July 14, 2:00 am