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Friday, December 2 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
The Gifted Learner and Mental Health Challenges

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This session will evaluate current perspectives and issues of mental health specific to gifted and talented students. This session will highlight the achieving, underachieving, and selective consuming students and their psychological well-being. Guidelines for engaging the gifted learner in mental health conversations will be included.

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Priti Avantsa

Clearhope Wellness & Counseling
Priti Avantsa is a Licensed Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in school social work.  She started her career as a Community Youth Service Specialist with Harris County. She continued her work with students in Spring ISD, Spring Branch ISD, and Fort Bend ISD where she... Read More →
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Heather Lambert

LPC, Founding Director, Clearhope Counseling and Wellness Center, PC
In the summer of 2017, in response to the urgent need for mental health services in her community, Heather Lambert left her 17-year career in education and founded Clearhope Counseling. Clearhope began with the simple mission to remove access barriers to high-quality mental health... Read More →
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Claudia Gonzalez-Harmon

Director of School-Based services, Clearhope Counseling
Dr. Claudia Gonzalez-Harmon has 20 years of educational experience in multiple school districts. She was a bilingual elementary teacher, high school guidance counselor, early college, and lead counselor. During her leadership position, she saw a need to focus on mental health and... Read More →
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Ana Valenzuela

Executive Director, Clearhope Counseling & Wellness
Ana Valenzuela has 15 years of experience as a Behavioral Health Clinician, including four years as the Clinician Training Department Supervisor for the Harris County Mental Health Authority Crisis Division. In addition, she is an experienced Team Leader, program developer, and community... Read More →

Friday December 2, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm CST
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