Emotional Life and Psychotherapy of the Gifted in Light of Dabrowski’s Theory

  • P. Susan Jackson
  • Vicky F. Moyle
  • Michael M. Piechowski


In this chapter we introduce the basic terms of Dabrowski’s theory, review the themes of emotional life of the gifted, including emotional and spiritual giftedness, discuss psychotherapy for the gifted, and present two cases illustrating development through positive disintegration in exceptionally gifted young persons.


Developmental potential Emotional intensity Emotional sensitivity Emotional giftedness Psychotherapy Multilevelness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Susan Jackson
    • 1
  • Vicky F. Moyle
    • 2
  • Michael M. Piechowski
    • 3
  1. 1.Founder and Therapeutic Director of The Daimon Institute for the Highly GiftedWhite RockCanada
  2. 2.MA University of ColoradoUSA
  3. 3.Institute for Educational AdvancementSouth PasadenaUSA

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