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Friday, December 2 • 8:00am - 8:45am
Averting Potential Risks of High Achievement

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When considering general child wellness, a little addressed high-risk category is students exposed to high-achievement pressures. This session will explore some psychological (e.g., anxiety), developmental, and social costs for high-achieving students as well as methods to address these concerns, placing the well-being and development of the child at the forefront. 

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Chris Wells

President & CEO, Dabrowski Center
Chris Wells, PhD, LSW is President & CEO of the Dabrowski Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration through advocacy, education, and innovation. The Dabrowski Center hosts an archive, provides consulting and educational... Read More →
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Melanie Meyer

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, John Hopkins University
Melanie S. Meyer is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins University. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Gifted and Talented Education from the University of North Texas. She has been a classroom teacher in Texas for over 20 years, with experience... Read More →
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Nicole Mattingly

Doctoral Candidate, University of North Texas
Nicole Mattingly, M.A. is a  Doctoral Candidate in Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas (focus in gifted), SENG Doctoral Fellow and Parent Group Facilitator. Nicole’s research and interests at UNT regard parent practitioners, gifted parent formal support groups... Read More →

Friday December 2, 2022 8:00am - 8:45am CST
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