Conference at Cal State LA Downtown

Gifted Conference October 20, 2017

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 at Cal State LA Downtown. The conference is designed specifically to help professionals develop this interdisciplinary mind-set, as well as successful interventions and strategies.
As a Participant You Will Learn:
  • Diagnostic and treatment issues in gifted clients 
  • Gifted Identification and assessment concerns in underserved populations
  • Effective treatment planning for gifted clients 
...and much more!

Conference Oerview:

Hosted at Cal State LA Downtown, this one-day conference is for professionals that serve the gifted population including mental health professionals, school psychologists, social workers, education specialists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and parents.
  • Free book - Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults by James T. Webb
  • Lunch provided
  • Receive 6 units CE Credit 
Gifted Children book
Early Bird: $220.00
Available: July 3, 2017 - September 15, 2017
General Registration: $280.00
Available: September 16, 2017 - October 20, 2017 
Conference Session Descriptions
CEs are available for professionals licensed under the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).
Please email Flora Wong, program coordinator, or call (323) 343-4922.

Conference Speakers

Photo 1Joanna 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.
Photo 2Lisa 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.
Photo 3DeeDee 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.