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life goals

By Caren Baruch-Feldman, PhD 

Part two of a three-part series on fostering grit in teen clients. Read part one here.

by Caren Baruch-Feldman, PhD, author of The Grit Guide for Teens

To make sure that we’re all on the same page, here is a basic definition of grit, developed by Angela Duckworth, the psychologist and researcher who coined the term: Grit is passion and perseverance for long term and meaningful goals.  

By Caren Feldman, PhD

Part one of a three-part series on fostering grit in teen clients

Clients often come to therapy with significant difficulties that take significant dedication and effort to overcome. Yet they are often accustomed to standard medical care, in which the clinician does almost all the work and produces remarkable results with a minimal patient role (e.g., splinting an agonizing broken wrist; or prescribing antibiotics for a raging case of strep throat).

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