Matthew Zakreski komt als spreker naar het Novilo Congres 2020. Laat je wakker schudden tijdens zijn sessies op de Studiedag 29 oktober en op de Congresdag op 30 oktober. De voertaal zal Engels zijn. Lees verder en ontdek waar zijn lezingen over gaan en wat de achtergrond van Matthew Zakreski is.
Donderdag 29 oktober
Can We All Get Along? Developing Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills in the Gifted Population
Many gifted children can struggle with the social and emotional skills necessary to create and maintain relationships. While many Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs exist in schools, they are often not adapted to the unique needs of the gifted population, such as Impostor Syndrome, Developmental Asynchrony, and Emotional Intensity. This presentation will explore the neuropsychological underpinnings of the social and emotional difficulties in gifted children and how those challenges might manifest, including Impostor Syndrome, oppositional behavior, social anxiety, and social asynchrony. This presentation will also demonstrate some techniques on how to teach and model SEL skills for gifted children, including using Improvisation games to practice. Participants will get the opportunity to practice multiple games and get feedback/guidance on how to meaningfully enact the activities in the classroom.
Vrijdag 30 oktober
So You Think You’re An Impostor?
Many gifted people suffer from Impostor Syndrome, or the inability to take credit for and have confidence in one’s accomplishments. This session will “kick off” the topic with information on what Impostor Syndrome is and how it might manifest. Then we will dive in to some creativity, hands-on activities that will encourage us to face our Impostor Syndrome head-on and learn how to overcome it!
Matthew Zakreski (PsyD) is a high energy, creative clinical psychologist who utilizes an eclectic approach to meet the specific needs of his clients. He specializes in working with children and adolescents, as well as their families, in providing therapy and conducting psychological evaluations. He is proud to serve as a consultant to schools, a professor at the university level, and a researcher and author on his specialty, Giftedness. Dr. Zakreski is a member of Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), and the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children (NJAGC). He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE) Board of Directors. He is currently in private psychological practice outside of Philadelphia, PA.