This paper describes a program designed to provide preventive psychological support for gifted children in lower secondary school. Groups of adolescents meet once a week with psychologists as facilitators to work with art, while experiencing and discussing their different skills and the pressures to which they are submitted. These meetings take place on school premises as a regular activity for gifted seventh-grade students. They focus on maintaining or developing self-esteem and on experiencing the possibility of not being “grade A” all the time. The paper describes the structure of this activity and a few exemplary cases observed in the classroom. CUPERTINO, C.M.B.
Facing the difference: a counseling program for gifted schoolchildren Ideacción, n. 12, diciembre 1997