The Human Cost of What You Don't Know:
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Serving the Gifted Population
October 20, 2017 at Cal State LA Downtown
Gifted children (and adults) are emerging as one of the highest at-risk populations for misdiagnosis, mis-medication and ineffective interventions in education, medicine and mental health. It is only through an interdisciplinary understanding of the unique characteristics and needs of this population, that positive outcomes can be achieved.
Join nationally recognized experts in the field of giftedness for a groundbreaking conference designed specifically to help professionals develop this interdisciplinary mind-set as well as successful interventions and strategies.
Conference Overview:
Hosted at Cal State LA Downtown, this one-day conference is desigend for professionals that serve the gifted population including mental health professionals, school psychologists, social workers, education specialists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nurses and parents.
  • Receive CE Credit 
  • Engaging Presenters
  • Lunch Provided
  • Giveaways 
Early Bird: $240.00
Available: July 3, 2017 - August 4, 2017
General Registration: $280.00
Available: August 5, 2017 - October 20, 2017 
CEs are available for professionals licensed under the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).
View course syllabi below:

Conference Speakers:
Dr. Joanna Haase
Joanna Haase, Ph.D., MFT, is a psychotherapist in Pasadena with more than 20 years of experience, who enjoys working with gifted individuals and their families. Dr. Haase specializes in eating disorders, anxiety, and depression and is the co-founder of California Gifted Network and Gifted Research and Outreach.

Lisa L. Hancock

Lisa Hancock, MBA, is a registered Psychological Assistant and a Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology.  She provides assessments, consultations, counseling and therapy for children, teens, families and adults.  She has particular expertise in twice-exceptional and profoundly gifted children.  Lisa is a SENG master facilitator and the co-founder of California Gifted network.

DeeDee Kates

DeeDee Kates, MEd. is a school psychologist for Lucia Mar Unified on the Central Coast of California.  In addition to her current role, she has had experience as a classroom teacher and private educator with over 20 years in the field of education, encompassing gifted, twice exceptional, and special education.

801 S. Grand Avenue, 6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Please email Flora Wong, program coordinator, or call (323) 343-4922.