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The Center for the GiftedSM was established in 1983 to meet the needs of gifted people of all ages. The Center is nationally known for its successful efforts to provide gifted people with the assistance and encouragement they need to identify, develop, and express their intellectual and creative potentials for the benefit of themselves and society. 

Services offered through the Center for the GiftedSM include: counseling and psychotherapy for gifted individuals, couples, and families; gifted identification and psychoeducational assessment; vocational interest testing and career guidance; and presentations and publications focusing on the special needs of people who are gifted.

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The highly qualified psychologists and educators who are associated with the Center each have a personal understanding of what it means to be gifted as well as extensive professional experience and a continuing commitment to working with people who are gifted. 

Dr. Suzanne Schneider is President of the Center for the GiftedSM and was a Founding Director of the Center. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and Counseling. As a recognized authority on the special needs of people who are intellectually and/or creatively gifted, Dr. Schneider has worked as a therapist and counselor with gifted people of all ages for over 25 years. 

Dr. Schneider also serves as Consulting Psychologist and Gifted Children's Coordinator for Delaware Valley Mensa and has been a contributing author and conference presenter for PAGE, the Pennsylvania Association for the Gifted Education. 

As an educator, Dr. Schneider provides in-service training for school personnel and mental health professionals, and


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presentations for parents. She served as a seminar co-leader in a psychiatry course for medical students for several years, both before and after she earned her doctoral degree; and for many years, she was an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of The Union Institute.  Dr. Schneider has also counseled gifted college students and served as a management consultant and employee assistance counselor for various organizations.

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If you have any further questions about the Center and our services, or you would like to schedule an appointment:

Call the Center for the Gifted at:
      (215) 849-8787

Write to: Center for the Gifted
                3324 Midvale Avenue
                Philadelphia, PA
                19129-1404

Direct your inquiries via e-mail to:
   schneider@centerforthegifted.org

Hours are scheduled by appointment.

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The Center for the GiftedSM is located in the East Falls section of Philadelphia
at 3324 Midvale Avenue, above Kelly Drive between Vaux Street and Henry Avenue.
Street parking is available, and the entrance is through the garden at the rear of the building. Hours are scheduled by appointment. For further information,
call (215) 849-8787
.

Copyright 2003 by  C. Suzanne Schneider, Ph.D.  All rights reserved.

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From City Line Avenue (Route 1) and West Chester Pike (Route 3)
Go North on City Line Avenue towards the Schuylkill Expressway.
Cross the Schuylkill River and Expressway via City Avenue Bridge.
Get in left lane, and follow signs to Kelly Drive.
Get on Kelly Drive (with Schuylkill River on the right).
At second light, turn left onto Midvale Avenue.
Stay on Midvale up a long hill past three traffic lights.
The Center is on the right after Vaux Street at 3324 Midvale Avenue.

From Center City Philadelphia
Take Route 676 (Vine Street Expressway) West to Schuylkill Expressway.
Take Schuylkill Expressway West towards Valley Forge.
Take Exit 340A (Lincoln Drive/Kelly Drive).
Follow above directions From City Line Avenue (Route 1).

From Center City Philadelphia (alternate scenic route)
Take Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Go around right side of Museum to Kelly Drive.
Follow Kelly Drive to the East Falls section of Philadelphia.
Pass signs for Roosevelt Expressway (Route One North).
Take next right at light on to Midvale Avenue.
Stay on Midvale up a long hill past three traffic lights.
The Center is on the right after Vaux Street at 3324 Midvale Avenue.

From Northeast Philadelphia
Take Roosevelt Boulevard/Expressway (Route 1 South) to Fox Street Exit.
At end of exit ramp, turn right at light onto Fox Street.
At second light on Fox, turn left onto Midvale Avenue.
Continue on Midvale Avenue for one-half block past Henry Avenue.
The Center is on the left at 3324 Midvale Avenue.

From King of Prussia and Harrisburg
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike East to Valley Forge Exit 24/326.
Take Route 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) East.
Continue past the Belmont Avenue exit.
Take left Exit 340A (Lincoln Drive/Kelly Drive).
Follow above directions From City Line Avenue (Route 1).

From Jenkintown
Take Washington Lane West until it ends at Wayne Avenue.
Turn left on Wayne Avenue.
Turn right on School House Lane.
Turn left on Henry Avenue.
Turn right on Midvale Avenue and go for about one-half block.
The Center is on the left at 3324 Midvale Avenue.

From Norristown, Conshohocken, Plymouth Meeting, Whitemarsh,
and Lafayette Hill

Take Germantown Pike past the Route 476 interchange.
Turn right on Chemical Road.
Turn left on Ridge Pike.
At Andorra Shopping Center, take left fork onto Henry Avenue.
Turn right on Midvale Avenue and go for about one-half block.
The Center is on the left at 3324 Midvale Avenue.

From Montgomeryville, Fort Washington, and Ambler
Take Route 309 North or South to the Fort Washington entrance
   to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike West to Mid-County Exit 25A/333.
Take Route 476 South (Blue Route).
Take Exit 16A to Schuylkill Expressway East.
Follow above directions From King of Prussia.

From Lansdale, Allentown, and the Poconos
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension South.
Take Mid-County Exit 25A/20.
Take Route 476 South (Blue Route).
Take Exit 16A to Schuylkill Expressway East.
Follow above directions From King of Prussia.

From Route 309
From 309 South take the Mt. Airy Exit onto Easton Road.
Turn right on Cheltenham Avenue.
Turn left on Ivy Hill Road.
At dead end, turn right at light onto Stenton Avenue.
At next light, turn left onto Cresheim Valley Drive.
Continue on Cresheim (past Germantown Avenue and Lincoln Drive) to Allens Lane.
Turn right on Allens Lane.
Turn left on Wissahickon Avenue.
Continue on Wissahickon past Walnut Lane and Lincoln Drive.
Turn right on Midvale Avenue.
Continue on Midvale Avenue for one-half block past Henry Avenue.
The Center is on the left at 3324 Midvale Avenue.

From Southern New Jersey
Take the Benjamin Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia.
Follow above directions From Center City Philadelphia.

From Northern New Jersey
Take the New Jersey Turnpike South.
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike West.
Take Mid-County Exit 25A/333.
Take Route 476 South (Blue Route).
Take Exit 16A to Schuylkill Expressway East.
Follow above directions From King of Prussia.

From Delaware
Take Interstate 95 North to Exit 7 (Route 476, Blue Route).
Take Route 476 North to Exit 5 (Route 1 North).
Take Route 1 North.
Follow above directions From City Line Avenue (Route 1 North).
(An alternate route is to take I-95 North to Center City Philadelphia Exit 22,
   then take Route 676 West, and then follow above directions From Center
   City Philadelphia.)

 

 

 

 

 

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The swan silhouette in the Center logo is sitting on a water lily with unseen roots reaching down through the water into the mud beneath. The meaning of these elements is drawn from dream symbols, which may mean different things to different people or different things to the same person at different times in his or her life. In the Center logo, the water lily symbolizes the conscious ego or the self, the source of new life and creative power. The water symbolizes emotions, psychic energy, and the unconscious. The swan symbolizes potential for transformation, as in Hans Christian Andersen's tale, The Ugly Duckling, and the color blue symbolizes the universal or collective unconscious. The unseen mud below the water symbolizes the primordial basis of life as well as our past experiences, which may hold us back but also have enormous growth potential within them. People who embark on therapeutic journeys dive into the water and delve into the mud to retrieve what they need to grow. Their therapists accompany them to provide support and help them to process the rich mud they retrieve so that they can use it consciously on their continuing voyages of self-discovery.

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(six testing photos)
StockTrek, Getty Images
(astronaut in space)
Ryan McVay, Getty Images
(scientists using computer)
Photodisc Blue, Getty Images
(man and woman playing violins)
Doug Menuez, Getty Images
(architects at construction site)
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(woman carrying books)
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(night school)
Ryan McVay, Getty Images
(chemist using pipette)
John A. Rizzo, Getty Images
(man using microscope)

David Buffington, Getty Images
(therapist with patient)

Photodisc Collection, Getty Images
(man leaning with head on hand)
Skip Nall, Getty Images
(girl with fingers at her mouth)
Mel Curtis, Getty Images
(boy with toy hammer and pegs)
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(conference speaker with audience)
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(father and son reading)
Scott T. Baxter, Getty Images
(mother studying with daughter on her lap)
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(father and son using computer)
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(family dining outside)
Ryan McVay, Getty Images
(mother helping daughter with homework)
Mark Andersen, Getty Images
(child playing cello)
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(mother talking to son)
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(young female graduate with parents)
Andersen Ross, Getty Images
(teenage boy with laptop at table)
Dominique Douieb, Getty Images
(javelin thrower)

Erik Isakson, Getty Images
(boy and girl painting)
Stockbyte, Getty Images
(young women in cap and gown)
Stockdisc, Getty Images
(mother reading to her children)
Edward Snieska
(portrait of Dr. Suzanne Schneider)


Copyright 2003 by  C. Suzanne Schneider, Ph.D. All rights reserved.