P. Susan Jackson
P. Susan Jackson is the Founder and Therapeutic Director of The Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada, and Co-founder (with Miraca Gross, Australia and Vanessa Wood, USA) and Chair of the Board of the International Gifted Consortium, dedicated to the fullest understanding and optimal development of the Highly and Profoundly Gifted, worldwide.
The Daimon Institute supports the learning needs and overall development of the highly, exceptionally, and profoundly gifted populations. Her clinical work spans 28 years, comprising over 70,000 hours of psychotherapy wholly with this exceptional population. She is the author of numerous articles and chapters in the Gifted Education literature. Her Integral Practice for the Gifted™ model addresses multiple aspects of human functioning – cognitive, emotional, spiritual, physical and talent-based dimensions – and explains how advanced cognition influences all of these elements, the Self and the expression of talent.
In 2010, she produced a short documentary entitled “Exceptionally Gifted Children” which has received wide acclaim internationally. In 2013-2014, the Daimon Institute produced “Rise: the Extraordinary Story of the Exceptionally Gifted,” a 60-minute film on the lives of 12 exceptionally and profoundly gifted persons from all over the globe. RISE has been shown in over 30 countries on five continents and has received wide acclaim.
Former Chair of the Social and Emotional Network and Communications Liaison for both the Parenting and Curriculum Networks and the Counseling and Guidance Network of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), she is also a member of the advisory board for SENG. She is recognized as an international expert in the field of the exceptionally and profoundly gifted and regularly presents with other leading experts at international conferences. She is a photographer, poet, and nature lover with a passionate interest in advanced development, optimal mental health, and well-being for these extraordinary children and adults.