Secondary Integration of a Career Ideal

Secondary Integration of a Career Ideal: The Pathfinding of Gifted Social Entrepreneurs By Joi Lin, PhD https://youtu.be/XO1HlFias1Q Joi shared her dissertation research and focus on findings about how gifted adults who are social entrepreneurs exhibit aspects of Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration. Aspects including overexcitabilities, dynamisms, and advanced career development including what Joi calls “secondary […]

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man with Overexcitabilities

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man with Overexcitabilities By Elizabeth Switaj, PhD https://youtu.be/RQ9kcocvLHA The serial publication of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man began nearly six months before the start of World War I, the conflict during which a young Kazimierz Dąbrowski would be shocked by the sight of corpses on […]

Finding Strength in Adversity Through Positive Disintegration

Finding Strength in Adversity Through Positive Disintegration By Zawadi Kimari https://youtu.be/V19-0OEeQvw The growing body of knowledge has found increasing evidence to the fact that childhood trauma is associated with ADHD, exacerbating and predicting some of the symptoms. Through my 7 years of experience offering individual care as well as facilitating the only adult ADHD group […]

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

Fame & Fragility: A Creative Exploration of Positive Disintegration and the Lived Experience By Lily Jedynak, PhD https://youtu.be/TF4Ajk1Gvfw This pre-recorded video presentation draws directly on Lil’s autoethnography when she became famous at the tender age of nineteen. An intense experience in the public arena combined with acute personal anxiety behind the scenes makes for a […]

Caregiver Perceptions of Overexcitabilities Among Early Elementary Gifted Children

Caregiver Perceptions of Overexcitabilities Among Early Elementary Gifted Children By Keri Guilbault, EdD, Gregory Eckert, EdD, & Antonia Szymanski, PhD https://youtu.be/j6cEujkWMig Researchers have investigated the influence of parenting styles on development of talent, parents’ perceptions of giftedness, parents’ roles in the referral process, and their satisfaction with schooling and gifted programming (Gralewski & Jankowska, 2020; […]

The Real Deal—OEs in the Classroom

The Real Deal—OEs in the Classroom By Summer Cowick https://youtu.be/z2ZN2m6zTnw As a teacher of gifted students for more years than I care to count, I’ve had numerous students who displayed overexcitabilities. Through a lot of trial and error, we found way to manage them. This session will offer up ways to engage, support and enrich […]

The Tedx Journey as an Adult with OEs

The Tedx Journey as an Adult with OEs By Meghan Bonde https://youtu.be/1Prz4Zi2ra0 Have you ever considered sharing an idea as a speaker? Becoming a Tedx speaker is a challenging and rewarding experience for many, and experiencing the process as an adult with OE’s adds a unique perspective. Walk away from this engaging story of the Tedx […]

Coaching for Positive Disintegration in Schools 

Coaching for Positive Disintegration in Schools: Supporting Educators’ Journeys Towards Transformational Change Sylvia Bagley, PhD https://youtu.be/sRs7ewRh4zg Coaching offers professional development for teachers which allows them to uncover their own strengths, focus on students’ needs, and maximize their practice. Various coaching models proposed and studied over the years have included instructional coaching, content-area coaching, student-centered coaching, […]