22_”Falling Apart”, Together: Supporting Positive Disintegration through Concept-based Literature Instruction
Dr. Todd Hodgkinson discusses facilitating positive disintegration and personality development in gifted children and adolescents with concept-based literature instruction.
21_The ‘Tool of Dabrowski’: What it ‘Ought to Be’
Emma Nicholson draws upon her experience as a business analyst to address criticisms of Dąbrowski’s theory and provides insight into how improving the “tool” of positive disintegration can make it accessible and visible to those who need it.
20_An Argument for Doing Nothing: Nurturing Organized Multilevel Disintegration
Dr. Robert Schultz discusses the need to apply the theory in practice and live it rather than talking about it without action. He shares what he’s done to help students become aware of their addiction to technology in light of TPD and positive maladjustment.
19_Through the Eyes of Love: Overexcitabilities in a Gifted Woman with Alzheimer’s
Dr. Alena Treat discusses her wife, who was gifted with all five overexcitabilities and recently died from Alzheimer’s. Alena discussed how the various OEs manifested themselves and were dealt with during a state of mental decline.
18_Dabrowski’s Theory Implications for Physical and Mental Health; Health Prevention
Jacquie Aitken discusses the relevance and importance of Dabrowski’s levels of emotional development in working with victims of physical and sexual violence.
17_Character Advice: Overexcitabilities in Literature and Metacognition of Levels of Overexcitabilities
Jessica Williams presents a workshop session on using overexcitabilities to analyze manifestations of behaviors in characters in literature with students.
16_Developing Identity for Gifted Readers through the Lens of Overexcitabilities
Katie Coggin and Dr. Kim Freed discuss the development of identity in gifted readers through the lens of overexcitabilities.
Dr. Chris Wells and Dr. Norma Hafenstein offer closing reflections to end the in-person portion of the 2022 Congress.
14_Derived from “Five”—Raised by a Being Much More than Level Four
Pam Ryan presents the case of her father as an exemplar of Level V.
13_Why Not Level V?
Dr. Michele Kane presents the case study of a woman who meets the criteria for Level V in Dąbrowski’s theory.