Cultivating a Growth Mindset and Fostering Grit in Students
February 20, 2019
CORA Services Conference Center
8540 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19111
This workshop is geared towards a parent, administrator, teacher, guidance counselor, school social worker, school psychologist or any individual who desires to foster and nurture outstanding accomplishments in students or loved ones. This workshop addresses the following questions that explore our mindset in order to challenge how we influence and motivate others to succeed. Does talent matter more than effort? Is natural ability and skill more essential than practice? Does intelligence ultimately determine one’s success in life? How important is Grit in determining success? How Gritty are you? Does passion determine overall success? What is a “fixed mindset” and how does it impact a student? What cultivates a “growth mindset” and how does that support unleashing one’s full potential? If your interest is peaked or perhaps you are curious to learn more, then this workshop is perfect for you!
Troy Brindle, LCSW, is a Partner, Vice President, and Director of integrated services/business development for Springfield Psychological, providing outpatient therapy for the past 20 years, treating a wide range of child, adolescent and adult behavioral health issues including specializing in self-injurious behaviors. Troy has served on the Pennsylvania National Association of Social Work Board of Directors since 2011 in a variety of capacities. He is currently the Co-Chair of the Clinical Care Committee for NASW-PA. Currently, Troy also serves on the Board of Directors for Access Services and two statewide task forces to transform Pennsylvania’s healthcare delivery system.
Objectives: As a result of this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:
• Understand three distinctions between fixed mindset and growth mindset.
• Identify which mindset you possess currently and learn how to grow your mindset beyond where it is today.
• Learn what defines a success from a failure.
• Determine your level of GRIT and how to foster more grittiness in yourself, in students, and in others.
• Identify two ways passion and perseverance enhance Grit in others.
This program will benefit Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Educators, Principals, Teachers, Graduate Students, and other practitioners within mental health and education who provide direct services and/or parent/teacher consultation for this population.
- Act 48 3 credits
- NBCC 3 credits
- Psychology credits 3 credits
- SW, MFT, & PC 3 credits
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – Conference
10:30 – Break
10:45 – Conference
12:15 – Evaluation and conclusion
Download the 2-20-19 GRIT brochure (1) and mail to
Ceil Hanas at 8540 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111 For more information call 215.701.2629 or register online here.
Registration begins 1/2 hour prior to stated program time. Pre-registration is required. Cancellations made LESS THAN 72 HOURS before the programs will NOT be refunded.