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Beyond IQ Boston2012

Young Adult Program

March 30 & 31, April 1, 2012

BUA Boston, MA

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The YA program seeks to address the needs of our teens:

Developmental friendship patterns
Understanding the kinds of friendship, the order in which these skills are developed in childhood, and the confusion caused by the fact that friendship seems to be strongly linked to mental age not physical. Often YA have experienced severe friendship trauma when the kind of friendship they were practicing was not the same as their agemates.

Dating
A particular sort of friendship with some fascinating biological and social factors influencing it. Some of these factors and how they contribute to dating confusion will be described. We will also discuss dating and mating safety issues. Not a "sex ed" course on the biology but instead on the psychology and sociology. [though websites will be provided for the biology information]

Identity management
"Who am I?  Who do I want to be?" providing a broader range of factors to include in our search to identify who we are and guide us in shaping our future selves.

Understanding others
As part of identifying ourselves we learn of the many varieties of people and can try to use the process to describe those close to us and predict areas of agreement or confusion.

Gifted/Intelligence: the basics
What does "“gifted"” mean? What are IQ's and IQ tests? What do we mean by Highly Gifted or Profoundly Gifted?

Gifted/Intelligence: the implications
American social structure
doesn't currently have a healthy functioning system for the gifted, especially for supporting and meeting the needs of gifted children. We will discuss the consequences of this and what we can do to find a satisfying place in our society.

Young Adult Program

Saturday, 03/31/12

8:00-9:00 A.M.

Registration / Setup

9:00-10:00 A.M.

Food/Tea and Introduction with an option on Cognitive Bias Andy/Jade

10:00-10:30 A.M.

Schrodinger's YA Room: Continue prior topic or Outside/ Puppy or Downtime

10:30-11:45 A.M.

Keynote: Strategies to Promote Optimal Well-Being in our Brilliant, Intense and Asynchronous kids - Sue Jackson - Conference Auditorium 2nd Floor

11:45-12:15 P.M.

YA Room Closed

12:15-1:15 P.M.

Lunch – YA room open – (If anyone wants to eat there) – Go Puzzles with Rebecca?

1:15-2:25 P.M.

Cognitive Bias: A trap filled map to becoming (more) rational. – Andy/Jade

2:35-3:45 P.M.

Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution – Andy/Jade

3:45 – 4:15 P.M.

Schrodinger's YA Room: Continue prior or Outside/ Puppy or Downtime

4:15-5:30 P.M.

Overexcitabilities / TPD / Self-concept / Identity - Josh

Sunday, 04/01/12

9:00-10:00 A.M.

Limitations of IQ testing and any other performance based metric. - Andy

10:00-10:30 A.M.

Schrodinger's YA Room: Continue prior topic or Outside/ Puppy or Downtime

10:30-11:45 A.M.

Climbing a Narrow Path: Guidance for the Highly Gifted Adult - Sue Jackson - Room A

11:45-12:15 P.M.

Lunch – YA room closed

12:15-1:15 P.M.

Lunch – YA room open - (If anyone wants to eat there) – Apple to Apples?

1:15-2:25 P.M.

Cycles of Procrastination and a different way to look at Underachievement –  Josh / Andy / Jade

2:35-3:45 P.M.

Structuring friendships and relationships to make them ‘real’ enough. -  Jade / Andy

3:45 – 4:15 P.M.

Schrodinger's YA Room: Continue prior topic or Plenary Panel or Outside/ Puppy or Downtime

Jade Piltser
Jade Piltser has historically occupied herself in fields ranging from computer science, web design,
and business systems analysis, to counseling teens, organizing outdoor events for adults, and taking
graduate study in psychology. Her hobbies include cycling, hooping, and examining the human brain
in situ. She is currently raising a Borador puppy and pondering her next adventure.
 Andy Cowan
Andy Cowan took his undergraduate degree in physics and astronomy, then went to Cornell Law
School in hopes of working with real people. He currently finds that connection in the public
defender's office, representing real people charged with real crimes, and doing his best to displace pseudoscientific forensics in favor of real science. When not in court, he is often
found riding his bicycle, climbing mountains, or tutoring maths
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