Grace Malonai

Grace Malonai

Overview

Department: 
School of Education » Counseling Department
SMC Email Address: 
Contact Information: 

Phone: 925-954-6229
Fax: 925-269-8052
Email: gmalonai@stmarys-ca.edu

Courses Taught

Graduate Counseling Department, School of Education

  • Group Theory and Practice (COUN523)
  • Human Development and Family Relationships (COUN248)
  • Psychopathology (COUN245)
  • Counseling Field Experience (COUN530)
  • Independent Study, Human Development and Family Relationships (COUN248-97)
  • Independent Study, Adult Development (COUN248-97)
  • Independent Study, Group Theory and Practice (COUN523-97)
  • Independent Study (COUN xx-97)

 

BA in Human and Community Services Program, School of Extended Education

  • Group Dynamics in Diverse Settings (HCS125)
  • Human Development and Family Systems (HCS110)
  • Special Topics in Human and Community Service (HCS199)

 

BA in Management Program, School of Extended Education

  • Self-Management in the Workplace (M105)
  • Personal and Professional Assessment in Management (M100)
  • Writing Specialist, Learning Resource Program

Presentations

Malonai, Grace

Gifted Identity Project (research)

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted Annual Conference 2016, July 22 – 24, 2016, Williamsburg, VA

Gifted Identity℠ Project: How To Talk To Children About Their Giftedness: The Impact of Gifted Identification (presentation)

Clinical Applications for Therapist of Gifted Clients (workshop, APA approved/3 CEU)

The Saklan School Parent Association, April 19, 2016, Lafayette, CA

Helping Gifted and Highly Sensitive Kids Cope With Anxiety and Depression: Tools for Parents and Teachers (presentation)

National Association For Gifted Children 62nd Annual Convention and Exhibition, November 12-15, 2015, Phoenix, AZ

How to Talk to Children about their Giftedness: The Impact of Gifted Identification (presentation)

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted Annual Conference 2015, July 24 – 26, 2015, Denver, CO

• The Journey Lasts Lifetime after Lifetime (presentation)

• Cultural Influences on Gifted Families (presentation)

• Sex & Intimacy in Gifted Relationships (presentation)

California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors Regional Conference, October 18, 2014, San Francisco, CA

• Clinical Implications of Working with Gifted and Highly Sensitive Clients (poster)

Adventures in Homeschooling Conference 2014, July 31-Aug 3 2014, Santa Clara, CA

• Helping Gifted Kids Cope With Anxiety and Depression: Tools for Parents (presentation)

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted Annual Conference 2014, July 18 – 20, 2014, San Jose, CA

• Helping Gifted Kids Cope With Anxiety and Depression: Tools for Parents and Teachers (presentation)

California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors Regional Conference, April 12, 2014, Los Angeles, California

• Intelligence Makes a difference: How IQ factors into the human experience and clinical treatment (poster)

• Gifted Identity℠ project: A Summary of the Results from a Study About Parents of Gifted Children (poster)

Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education, September 21, 2013, World Wide Web

• Helping Gifted Kids Cope With Anxiety and Depression: Tools For Parents and Teachers (presentation)

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted Annual Conference 2013, July 19 – 21, 2013, Orlando, FL

• Gifted Identity℠ Project: A Summary of the Results from a Study About Parents of Gifted Children (presentation)

• Cultural Impact on Gifted Self-Perception (presentation)

• The Journey Lasts a Lifetime: Reflections From Adults on the Impact of Discovering and Understanding Their Own Giftedness as They Parent Their Gifted Children (presentation)

Global Virtual Meeting for Gifted Education, September 22, 2012, World Wide Web

• Helping Gifted Kids Cope With Anxiety and Depression: Tools For Parents and Teachers (presentation)

key words: giftedness, adult identity, parenting, child development, neurodiversity, gifted traits, depression, anxiety, counseling, treatment, teachers, gifted experiences.

Publications

Malonai, Grace

ARTICLES (Published by GoodTherapy.org)

• November 23, 2016: Coping with Bullying as a Quirky, Gifted, or Sensitive Adult

• April 26, 2016: 7 Ways to Help Your Strong-Willed Gifted Child Thrive

• August 6, 2015: Is Your Gifted Child Being Bullied? 5 Ways to Help

• January 29, 2015: Unhappy Campers: Helping Kids Deal with Homesickness

• August 25, 2014: 5 Solutions to Your Child’s Sleep Problems

• July 9, 2014: 5 Things That Help a Child with High Sensitivity and Anxiety

IN THE MEDIA

• It’s A Boy Thing (The Economist: 1843), June/July 2016

• Preschool May Reduce Disparities in Giftedness Testing (GoodTherapy), February 23, 2016

• 8 Ways Highly Sensitive People Make the World a Better Place (GoodTherapy), November 12, 2015

• Could Picky Eating Be Linked to Mental Health Issues? (GoodTherapy), August 4, 2015

• Study Finds Bullying More Damaging Than Abuse, Neglect (GoodTherapy), May 1, 2015

• Aliens…Teens…What’s Living In Your House (Western New York Family Magazine), March, 2015

• How Teens Can Handle Depression with Social Anxiety & Eating Disorder (Experts Roundup), December 29, 2014

• 8 Treatments For Anxiety – Alternatives To Medications (Experts Roundup), November 7, 2014

• Good Eating Habits and Preferences Begin in Infancy (GoodTherapy), September 6, 2014

• Spanking Affects Kids’ Brains and Behaviors (GoodTherapy), May, 2014

• Are You a Cool Parent? Finding the best way to stay on the same page as your teen (Rochester Parent and Genesee Valley Parent Magazines), May, 2014

• Are You a Cool Parent? (New York City Magazine Group), May, 2014

• Are You a Cool Parent? (Simply Family Magazine Group), May, 2014

Active Research Projects

Gifted Identity Project

It is the goal of the Gifted Identity℠ project to provide insight into the thoughts and feelings experienced by parents as they recognize their own giftedness during the process of learning about, and managing, the needs of their gifted children.

Dr. Malonai's dissertation research on maternal identity lent precedence to looking at a changing of identity within a parent.