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gt.school community discussion

Overcoming Perfectionism: How to Stop Moving the Finish Line

Please join gt.school Head of School, MacKenzie Price, and Dr. Matthew Zakreski for a gt.school Community Discussion on perfectionism and anxiety.

Tuesday, July 12th - 7:30 PM CDT (Central Time - US)

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About the Discussion

"But it's not perfect yet!!" Perfectionism can be a major aspect of being gifted and twice-exceptional.

We will look at perfectionism as an aspect of anxiety and how it manifests in and outside of the classroom. It is important to understand the personality factors and reinforcement patterns that maintain perfectionism in gifted individuals. We will also give practical solutions for managing these feelings and supporting our children to manage perfectionism and anxiety.

All parents are welcome to attend! Please register using the form above.

About "Dr. Matt"

Matthew “Dr. Matt” Zakreski, PsyD is a high energy, creative clinical psychologist who utilizes an eclectic approach to meet the specific needs of his neurodiverse clients.  He is proud to serve as a consultant to schools, a professor, and a researcher on Giftedness.  He has spoken over 200 times all over the world about supporting neurodiverse kids.  Dr. Zakreski is a member of Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG), the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), the New Jersey Association for Gifted Children (NJAGC), and Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE).  Dr. Zakreski graduated from Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology (IGCP) in 2016.  He is the co-founder and lead clinician at The Neurodiversity Collective and his website is www.drmattzakreski.com