CAS067 - Counseling the Gifted Child w/ Dr.  Jean Peterson
Airdate 4/12/2007

Contributing Editor:

Nona L. Wilson is an associate professor at Saint Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She is a licensed professional counselor and has been a counselor educator for 12 years. Her areas of interest include helping counselors integrate theory into practice, cognitive therapy, and women’s issues in counseling. Email Dr. Wilson at


Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., associate professor and coordinator of school counselor preparation at Purdue University, was a classroom teacher for many years and was involved in teacher education prior to graduate work in counseling at The University of Iowa.  A licensed mental health counselor with considerable experience counseling gifted youth and their families, she conducts workshops in the areas of underachievement, prevention-oriented small-group work, listening skills for teachers, and the social and emotional development of high-ability students, all of these areas related to her practitioner-oriented research.  She has received the Group Work Practice Award from ASGW, the Award for Excellence in Research from the Mensa Education and Research Foundation twice, the Early Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children, and teaching, research, and service awards at Purdue.  She is author of The Essential Guide to Talking with Teens and The Essential Guide to Talking with Gifted Teens, co-author of Portrait and Model of a School Counselor, and co-editor of Models of Counseling Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults and has over 70 other publications.

Dr. Peterson's Website

Information about her publications and teaching:

National Association for Gifted Children

Music used in this podcast:

Jaime Beauchamp - "Memorial Day" obtained from the Podsafe Music Network - Link to music

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