Did you know that bright people often exhibit social or emotional challenges, such as unusual sensitivity, intensity, or anxiety? Summit Center offers a variety of services to help, including discussion groups led by one of our experienced professionals. Groups for parents or gifted adults allow participants to share concerns and gain support from others who have similar experiences.

Spring 2019 Parent Group Sessions

Southern California

SENG-Model Parent Support Group, for parents of gifted or twice-exceptional children, in TORRANCE on Tuesdays, starting February 25, led by Dr. Lisa Hancock, a SENG certified master facilitator. Guided discussion will focus on the social and emotional needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children, and the parenting issues related to those needs. Topics include: Identification/Characteristics, Intensity/Perfectionism/Stress, Familial Relationships, Friends/Peers, Communication, Idealism/Depression, Motivation/Underachievement, Tradition Breaking, Discipline, and Advocacy. Groups meet in the mornings at 10 am or evenings at 6 pm. Course meetings are weekly: Feb. 26, Mar. 5, Mar. 12, Mar. 19, Mar. 26. More information and link to register at

Anywhere – Virtual Meetings Online

Virtual Advanced Parent Discussion Group For Parents of Gifted and 2e Children, facilitated by Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed., meets through the Zoom video platform on Tuesday afternoons, 1:00pm-2:30pm (Pacific time) beginning February 25. Recommended for past participants of an introductory SENG Model Discussion Group, or those who have read A Parents Guide to Gifted Children by Dr. James Webb, et al. Course meetings are generally the first Tuesday of the month. Meeting dates are: Mar. 5, Apr. 2, May 7, and June 4. $240 per person for 4 sessions. More information at Pro-rated space may be available, please email Kathleen.

Gifted Adult: The Intensity of Life, monthly discussion group facilitated by Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed., meets Monday mornings, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Pacific Time), once a month, beginning on March 5. Groups are held “virtually” through the Zoom Video Meeting Platform. Do you experience life differently than others? Do you struggle to live up to your potential? Are you experiencing challenges related to finding your passion, identity, relationships, or career? Have you or your child been identified as gifted? Join other adults to discuss over-excitability challenges while learning coping skills. This group will refer to the book Living with Intensity. Meeting are scheduled for Feb. 25, Mar. 25, Apr. 22, and May 20, through the Zoom video platform. $240 per person for 4 sessions. Learn more and register: