Providing career counseling to talented people is some of the most challenging work that counselors can undertake. Trait-factor models of career counseling, which match a person's interests to corresponding work environments, often fail to recognize the profound abilities, specific values, and creative flow that many talented people possess. As a consequence, scholars have devised career counseling models that support the exceptional people's talents, which in turn help them to choose careers that are both satisfying and challenging. Multipotentiality, specific abilities, and creativity are areas that career counselors need to address with their bright clients.


Specialized interventions for gifted and talented people began in the 1920s with the work of Leta Hollingworth and Lewis Terman, two pioneers in the field of gifted education, who advanced the understanding ...

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