Dr. James Webb
“We must cultivate courage and caring along with ... creativity, intelligence, and motivation ... otherwise we run the risk of having bright minds who lose their idealism or lack the courage to ... truly make a difference.”
– Dr. James Webb
Seabury community members were deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of Dr. James Webb. We were fortunate to have hosted Dr. Webb on several occasions for talks with parents and educators – most recently in April, 2018. His wisdom, humor and insight have helped all of us to be better parents, teachers and supporters of our gifted children. Dr. Webb is the lead author of the two books about gifted children we recommend most often to Seabury parents, A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children and Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults, and also founded Great Potential Press, a publishing house specializing in books about giftedness, with his wife, Janet Gore. He founded the SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) organization which continues to be a valuable resource for families and educators on the social/emotional needs of gifted children. Dr. Webb was not only a clinical psychologist, author, and educator, he had the gift of making everyone he met feel like a friend. We miss our friend, Dr. Webb, and are so grateful for his support for Seabury, the wisdom he shared with us, and the legacy he left for us. Our condolences to his family and friends.
This is a link to Dr. Webb's PowerPoint presentation from April, and below is a video from a wonderful talk he graced us with in 2015.
Video from 2015 Seabury Gifted Education Seminar: "11 Key Parenting Concerns For Families of Gifted Children"