Gail Post, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, writer, and consultant. In clinical practice for over three decades, she provides psychotherapy and parent consultations with a focus on the needs of the intellectually and musically gifted. She is also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
As a parent, Dr. Post experienced the daunting task of advocating for gifted services when her children were in the schools. She co-chaired a gifted parents advocacy group, which promoted changes in how gifted children were identified and educated. After her children graduated, she continued her advocacy work through writing, consulting with parents, and offering workshops to schools and parent groups. Her long-standing blog, Gifted Challenges, was launched with the intention of furthering gifted advocacy and addressing the social and emotional challenges faced by the gifted and their families.
Dr. Post has written hundreds of blog posts and articles about giftedness for newsletter and online publications, along with several book chapters. She is passionate about advocating for the needs of gifted children, dispelling the pervasive misconceptions and stereotypes about giftedness, and supporting families in their parenting efforts. Her new book, The Gifted Parenting Journey: A Guide to Self-discovery and Support, combines her experience as a psychologist, parent, and advocate for change, and offers supportive tools to help parents of gifted children and teens gain greater self-awareness, confidence, and clarity. She currently lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and several pets.