The gifted child.
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ABSTRACT: With the current political climate and cuts to social services, modern counselors face a unique set of challenges. Regardless of setting, counselors are confronted with the call for empirically based practices. The current push is to see clients quickly and efficiently, meaning that psychoanalytic methods are often overlooked in favor of other techniques. However, there is a reason that many theories are rooted in the work of their psychoanalytic forefathers. Their discoveries stand the test of time, and should be acknowledged in current practice. Carl Jung was one of these ancestors who conceptualized the psychic work of becoming whole. His teleological theory was influenced by Sigmund Freud, but contained a different conceptualization of personality. While not a common practice, Jung's work, and the work of those who followed him can be applied and used in school settings. By grounding in Jungian theory and integrating current research, counselors working with children can develop a successful practice. Furthermore, because Jung's theory is teleological, it can be used to support the current push in school counseling to foster resiliency in students. An examination of Jungian theory through the lens of school counselor, with particular attention to developmental and educational aspects of the theory will show how it informs and can sustain resiliency building in youth.
Article: THE GIFTED UNDERACHIEVER