1999．第27卷第2期（Vol. 27 No. 2）．pp. 145154
Counseling Gifted Students in Hong Kong: A Critical Need
David W. CHAN（陳維鄂）
With the increasing number of programs and services for gifted students in Hong Kong, it is recognized that gifted students do have unique social and emotional needs in addition to their specific learning needs. The critical need for counseling services as an integral component of gifted programs is examined by reviewing the recent greater emphasis of providing counseling services for gifted students in North America, and the problems and issues specific to counseling gifted students in Hong Kong. The relevant issues include self-concept and self-definitional problems, heightened emotional sensitivity and overexcitability, perfectionism, underachievement, and multipotentiality. Implications of the development of counseling services for the gifted in the context of the whole school approach to guidance and counseling in Hong Kong are discussed.