Save the Date
NAGC 62nd Annual Convention
- November 12-15, 2015, in Phoenix, AZ
- Call for proposals now open through February 11.
Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., professor emerita and former director of school counselor preparation at Purdue University, was a classroom and gifted-education 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 clinical experience with gifted youth and their families, she is a veteran conference presenter and conducts school-based workshops on social and emotional development of high-ability students, academic underachievement, bullying, parenting gifted children and adolescents, cultural values as related to identification of and programming for gifted youth, and prevention-oriented affective curriculum—most of these related to her practice-oriented research. She is author of Gifted at Risk: Poetic Profiles and The Essential Guide to Talking with Gifted Teens and is co-editor of Models of Counseling Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults, among over 100 journal articles, books, and invited chapters. She is a former chair of the Counseling and Guidance Network and also served two terms on the NAGC Board of Directors.