As a grown up gifted kid herself, Dr. Aimee Yermish definitely “gets it.” She coupled her lifetime of personal experience with a doctorate in psychology to build a highly successful practice working primarily with gifted and twice exceptional individuals. Here are just a few things I learned while talking to Aimee:
- Giftedness can be viewed as a cultural experience, and it is important for practitioners to be culturally competent with this population
- Gifted kids often have gifted parents who really appreciate longer feedback sessions and detailed reports so that they can understand your thinking
- Smart psychologists have to do their own work around being smart, or it will come out as countertransference
Cool Things Mentioned in This Episode
- Aimee’s website: www.davincilearning.com, blog, & dissertation
- Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted
- National Association for Gifted Children
- Davidson Institute
- Misdiagnosis and dual diagnosis of gifted individuals
About Dr. Aimee Yermish
Aimee Yermish, PsyD is a clinical psychologist and educational therapist practicing in Stow, Massachusetts. She provides consultation, therapy, and assessment for clients who manifest giftedness or multiple exceptionality. Drawing on her analytical background as a scientist and practical background as a teacher, she focuses on building self-understanding, self-regulation, and range of choice in life. Her book on executive functioning coaching for smart people, “If You’re So Smart,” is in progress with Great Potential Press. You can reach Aimee at email@example.com.
About Dr. Jeremy Sharp
Jeremy Sharp, PhD is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that he founded in 2009 and has grown to include five other clinicians. He earned his undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting his Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, Jeremy specializes in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.
As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Sharp provides private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. Jeremy lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.
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