Therapy & Coaching with Gifted & Creative Adults
October 23, 2005
Have you ever noticed my URL says “my refrigerator doot?” It’s a typo which turned into a joke from a URL that was meant to be: “My refrigerator door.” I originally thought of this blog as an electronic version of things I would stick on my refrigerator door. That’s how I’m using it today, so don’t mind me 🙂 As you can see, I’m stealing things directly from people’s websites. I hope that giving them credit keeps me ethical! Apparently not; here is another pilfered article set right.
The Role of the Therapist & Coach with Gifted Adults
Gifted adults work best with therapists and coaches who collaborate with them. Collaborating is key because gifted adults are independent thinkers who maintain an internal locus of control and do not automatically adopt or rely on the opinions of authority figures for direction or instruction on what to do or how to do it.
While gifted adults may respect a therapist or coach’s ability and experience, they also respect their own. Any suggestion, solution or direction offered to them will be thoroughly considered on its own merits and if selected, customized to the gifted adult’s own situation. It is very important that the therapist or coach not take this personally if they are going to work with gifted adults.
(The colors are mine.) Check out the rest of the article at Gifted-Adults.com.