Giftedness Profiling Training
Our founding director Jennifer Harvey Sallin is offering an introductory training for therapists & coaches wanting to learn how to help gifted clients better understand their giftedness profile – including giftedness level, areas of intelligence, overexcitabilities, twice-exceptionalities, intersectionalities/trauma/other blocks to giftedness expression & thriving.
An essential part of supporting gifted people in their healing, self-discovery, integration and growth process is providing them accurate mirroring and information for the particularities of how their minds work and how those particularities affect their lives and relationships. Without having a solid grasp on giftedness profiles, it can be very difficult for us as helping professionals to provide the fully differentiated mirroring and gifted-specific information our clients need.
Assessments are often an essential step for legitimizing individual needs for thriving. It’s a bit like helping your clients find the “owner’s manual” for their unique gifted brain. Though the aim of this training is not to qualify you or certify you to become a giftedness assessor, it will provide you with basic knowledge of gifted profiling which you can use as a tool in your gifted therapy or coaching practice.
Session Details, Logistics & Cost
The training will take place in 3 training sessions on Zoom of 3.5 hours each – once a month for three months. Our first group starting in September 2020 has a few spots left. Jennifer will offer a second group starting later 2020 if we have enough interest.
The first session of our training will be focused on the theoretical underpinnings of giftedness profiling, mainly: giftedness levels, overexcitabilities, additional exceptionalities, and other intersectionalities in a person’s profile. There will be some basic preparatory reading required before the session.
The second session will be focused on understanding your own profile better, deepening your understanding of the theoretical material covered in the first session, and learning how to facilitate and frame gifted profiling conversations with your clients in the scope of your practice. You will need to take preparation time for this session to be able to present to the group what you’ve discovered about your own profile, given what you’ve learned from session one; and you will be welcome to prepare follow-up questions that were not covered in session one. If you’ve already been assessed by me or one of our other InterGifted assessors, you’ll be able to share what you learned and how you’ve integrated that knowledge, as well as inquire about questions you still have about your profile.
The third session will focus on case studies from clients you’ve worked with or are working with (or if you’re not currently practicing, from friends or other people you know well enough to “analyze”). You will be required to prepare your case study/studies ahead of time (and we will keep them confidential by changing all identifying information). We will discuss these case studies together in the group, to be able to develop intuition about profile reading and to be able to view a wide range of possible profiles.
Sometimes Jennifer will be presenting theoretical information, sometimes she will be asking you all to share your experiences, and often we will be engaging in a group discussion with any one of you leading at any given time (i.e. when you’re presenting your own profile or case studies). That’s to say, this will be an experiential and interactional format, so come ready to be participative.
This will complete the basic training sessions. For those of you who have interest in going deeper into giftedness profiling, Jennifer will likely propose an additional session or series of sessions tailored to your purposes, goals and learning needs. This will be determined together at that time.
The sessions will cost 250 CHF each, and you’ll be required to sign up for all three basic sessions with one payment up front. If you’re interested in participating in this training, email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org
with some information about your therapy or coaching practice, your experience with giftedness, how you’d like to use knowledge about giftedness profiling in your practice, and any general or specific questions you’d want answered in a training like this. Though this training is not aimed to train people to become InterGifted assessors, you can have a look on our assessments page
to get an idea of the scope and style of assessments Jennifer and the assessors she trains provide.