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“ MULTIPOTENTIALITY: ” “You can do anything you want to do.” “What do you want to do first ?” Multipotentiality or Multitalented : Is it Good or Bad for.

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1 “ MULTIPOTENTIALITY: ” “You can do anything you want to do.” “What do you want to do first ?” Multipotentiality or Multitalented : Is it Good or Bad for the Gifted Child ? “ LIFE-SPAN CAREER COUNSELING CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.” MAKE A DIFFERENCE.”

2 DEFINING MULTIPOTENTIALITY: ABILITY TO SELECT & DEVELOP MANY CAREER OPTIONS: WIDE VARIETY OF INTERESTS, APTITUDES & ABILITIES (Frederickson & Rothney,1972) ABILITY TO SELECT & DEVELOP MANY CAREER OPTIONS: WIDE VARIETY OF INTERESTS, APTITUDES & ABILITIES (Frederickson & Rothney,1972) CONCEPT THAT ONE CAN SELECT & DEVELOP MANY COMPETENCIES TO A HIGH LEVEL. (Fredrickson,1979)CONCEPT THAT ONE CAN SELECT & DEVELOP MANY COMPETENCIES TO A HIGH LEVEL. (Fredrickson,1979) CONDITION WHERE ONE HAS INTERESTS & ABILITIES TO PURSUE MULTIPLE DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES & GOALS (Rysiew, Shore, & Carson, 1994)CONDITION WHERE ONE HAS INTERESTS & ABILITIES TO PURSUE MULTIPLE DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES & GOALS (Rysiew, Shore, & Carson, 1994)

3 Main Sources of Career Indecision: b Inadequate or inaccurate information b Lack of confidence & decision-making skills b Faulty self-observation b Pressure to please others by making the perfect career choice b Girls a need to meet career & family goals b Parental education & personal factors (anxiety) b Early or late decision-making

4 “THE GOOD SIDE” “THE GOOD SIDE” b HAVE THE OPTION OF MANY POTENTIALLY GOOD CHOICES, EARN HIGH SCORES ON ABILITY & ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, DIVERSE STRENGTHS, MULTIPLE EDUCATIONAL-VOCATIONAL INTERESTS, HAVE MORE THAN ONE CAREER, USE LEISURE ACTIVITIES TO DEVELOP AREAS OF ABILITIES & INTERESTS, HAVE PEER DISCUSSIONS & GROUP WORK WITH OTHER MULTIPOTENIAL YOUTH, EXPLORE BROAD CATEGORIES, USE CAREER COUNSELING AS A VALUE-BASED ACTIVITY

5 THE BAD SIDE: PRODUCES CONFLICT & STRESS: bDbDbDbDIFFICULTIES IN MAKING DECISIONS BETWEEN CHOICES ;“OVERCHOICE SYNDROME”, LACK OF DECISION-MAKING SKILLS, OVERWHELMING CAREER OPTIONS, COMPLEXITY OF DECISION MAKING, DECISIONS BASED ON STATUS & EARNINGS, PERFECTIONISM, GOAL SETTING, DELAYED CAREER SELECTION, LONG-TERM SCHOOLING, DELAY OF INDEPENDENCE, EMOTIONALLY DRAINING, FINANCIALLY DRAINING, FEEL COERCED BY OTHERS

6 THE GIFTED AND TALENTED CHILD AND MULTIPOTENTIALITY: b MAINLY CONCERNS THOSE WITH MODERATELY HIGH IQ’s ( ) b ACADEMICALLY TALENTED, STRAIGHT “A” STUDENTS b MULTIPLE INTERESTS, TWO OR MORE OUTSTANDING DIFFERENT ABILITIES b MORE SENSITIVE TO SOCIAL NEEDS & MOTIVATION b HIGH ACHIEVEMENT TEST SCORES, OPPORTUNITIES b MANY ACADEMIC & EXTRACURRICULAR INTERESTS b CAREER EXPLORATION BEGINS EARLY b ABILITY TO PURSUE ADVANCED DEGREES b FAMILY OF ORIGIN SYSTEM

7 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CONCERNS DIFFICULTY MAKING DECISIONS DIFFICULTY FINISHING UP DIFFICULTY CHOOSING TOPICS OR PROJECTS DIFFICULTY FOLLOWING THROUGH MULTIPLE HOBBIES BRIEF PERIODS OF ENTHUSIASM DIFFICULTY COMPLETING THOSE ENJOYABLE TASKS SIGNS THAT MULTIPOTENTIALITY IS A CONCERN: MAY BEGIN EARLY, THE PATH FROM EDUCATION TO CAREER IS NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH, COMPLICATED BY SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS & NEEDS OF THE GIFTED CHILD.

8 MORE SIGNS FOR CONCERN AS A CHILD GETS OLDER: JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL DIFFICULTY MAKING DECISIONS OVERSCHEDULE ACTIVITIES LEAVING FEW FREE PERIODS DIFFICULTY WITH FOLLOW-THROUGH LITTLE TIME TO JUST THINK MULTIPLE SOCIAL & RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES NO CLEAR PREFERENCES

9 MORE CONCERNS: STUDENT MAINTAINS HIGH GRADES, SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL DECISION-MAKING PROBLEMS ACADEMIC DECISIONS CAREER DECISIONS OVERLY PACKED CLASS SCHDULES HIGHLY DIVERSE PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL ACTIVITIES OCCASIONAL SIGNS OF STRESS & EXHAUSTION ACCEPTS LEADERSHIP OF A WIDE VARIETY OF GROUPS: SCHOOL, RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS DELAY COLLEGE PLANNING & DECISION MAKING

10 MORE CONCERNS: May encounter dilemma of opportunities lost. COLLEGE MULTIPLE ACADEMIC MAJORS OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE CHANGES COLLEGE MAJOR THREE OR MORE TIMES CONCERNED ABOUT SELECTING CAREER INTENSE EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES “GO-ALONG-WITH- THE-CROWD” CAREER CHOICES

11 MORE CONCERNS: Despite excellence high performance & evaluations, ADULTHOOD MULTIPLE POSITIONS IN SHORT TIME PERIODS FEELINGS OF APATHY UNEMPLOYMENT UNDEREMPLOYMENT FEELS LACK OF FITTING INTO MOST JOBS CAREER PROGRESS FALLS BEHIND SAME –AGE PEERS DELAYED SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT FEELINGS OF ALIENATION PURPOSELESSNESS DEPRESSION

12 LIFE-SPAN CAREER COUNSELING: Includes developmental, social, and psychological transitions. b CAREERS ARE FORGED b LONG SERIES OF DECISION-MAKING b DEVELOPING ATTITUDES b CAREER EXPLORATION b CAREER PLANNING b SELF-REFLECTING b RESTRUCTURES OF BELIEFS b BUILDING PERSONALITY

13 INDIVIDUALIZED, MULIDIMENSIONAL, & DIFFERENTIATED COUNSELING HELPS: bAbAbAbABILITIES / INTERESTS EXPLORATION bAbAbAbABILITY / INTEREST TESTS bVbVbVbVALUES / NEEDS CLARIFICATION bLbLbLbLIKES, LEISURE ACTIVITIES & SELF-REFLECTION bDbDbDbDESIRED PERSONAL PRIORITIES / PERFERED LIFESTYLES bHbHbHbHONORS & AP STUDENTS CREATING NEW CAREERS bHbHbHbHIGH-ABILIITY STUDENTS & GOALS OR ACCOMPLISHMENTS bSbSbSbSOCIETAL TRENDS & MENTORSHIPS OR CAREER COACHES bEbEbEbEXPERIENTIAL LEARNING, REAL-LIFE, CONCURRENT CAREERS bBbBbBbBEGIN PROCESS - DELAY DECISION-MAKING UNTIL COLLEGE

14 INTERVENTION STRATEGIES FOR MULTIPOTENTIALITY : b ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: b Provide exposure to the world of work b Encourage career fantasies b Encourage focusing activities (projects) b Identity development b Use biographies of eminent people b Evaluate skills, talents, & interests to help them understand areas of greatest interest

15 MORE INTERVENTIONS : b JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: b Discuss meaning & value of work b Family & community values of work b Volunteer work & job shadowing b Prioritize & decide on few extracurricular activities b SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL: b Vocational testing b Visit colleges of Interest b More volunteer work b Internships b Core curriculum b Value-based guidance b Avoid conforming or stereotype careers b Explore career models

16 INTERVENTIONS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS & YOUNG ADULTS: b Seek career counseling with assessments b Vocational interests, needs, and values b Enroll in a career planning class b Encourage careful course selection b Avoid conformist & stereotyped major choices b Seek a mentor, Liberal Arts as a Major b Prepare to enter any of several fields b Engage in long-term goal setting and planning

17 Decision-making stages: (Clarke Carney & Cinda Wells, “Discover the Career Within You”) b Awareness- I need to choose b Self-assessment- Who am I ? b Exploration- Expanding or narrowing options b Integration- Putting it together b Commitment- Choosing Occupation, program of study, or job b Implementation- My choice- ‘just do it’ b Reevaluation- I made a good choice ?(on-going)

18 LIFESPAN CAREER GUIDANCE FOR MULTIPOTENTIALITY: b Prepares the gifted for many options by acknowledging occupational interests, competencies, creativity, and preferences may indeed change over time. A collaboration for career counseling would involve classroom teachers, teachers of the gifted & talented program, parents (they know the child), and counselors.

19 THE GIFTED CHILD DEVELOPS: b A PERSONAL DEFINITION OF IDENTITY, ACHIEVEMENT, & CAREER SUCCESS AFTER CAREFUL SELF-ANALYSIS OF ABILITIES, LIFE GOALS, AND OCCUPATIONAL POSSIBILITIES. b WITH PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY THEY EXERT CONTROL OVER THEIR LIFE BY MAKING GOOD DECISIONS; THE REST JUST HAPPENS, THEREFORE, THEY ADJUST AND ADAPT TO CHANGES IN CAREER AND IN LIFE.

20 Questions / Comments ? Philomena M. P. Bernard, Counselor


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