SDS Seminars Online


Self Esteem in Adolescents – A Masterclass with Paul Grantham

Original price was: £216.00.Current price is: £166.00.


A practical two-part Masterclass on effective and evidence-based approaches to addressing the issue of self-esteem in adolescents. This brand new course, presented by Paul Grantham, will cover issues of a working definition of self-esteem, its role as a causal factor for young people’s problems, the cases of unhelpful high self-esteem, cultural attitudes towards self-esteem and numerous evidence-based ways to developing healthy self-esteem in adolescents.

Self-Esteem has a particular relevance during adolescence.

At a time of transition from childhood to adulthood, issues of self-identity, autonomy and self-evaluation come centre stage for the young person – as does an increasing preoccupation with others’ perceptions of self. We know that good self-esteem in early adolescence is a predictor of good well-being later on in life just as low self-esteem predicts depression in late teens.

However “self-esteem” is often poorly understood as a concept, as are the key interventions for promoting it – despite the key role it plays in adolescent mental health.

This 6 hr (2x 3hr) Masterclass with Paul Grantham unpackages the meaning of the term for young people, addressing common myths, whilst also highlighting and describing effective evidence-based interventions for improving self-esteem, many of which are NOT part of common practice.

Issues addressed include:

  • Why adolescent self-esteem is not simply about “self-worth”
  • Gender issues and self-esteem
  • Specific cognitive strategies to build positive self-image and confidence in adolescents
  • Tackling social media erosion of self-esteem in adolescents
  • The key roles of self-care and physical presentation in adolescence; how to constructively use these to build self-esteem
  • Developing young person’s positive social networks to build their self-esteem
  • Questions and discussion

Course tutor

Paul Grantham
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine, Accredited CBT Therapist. With over 40 years of clinical experience, Paul is the Founder and Director of SDS, a bestselling author, an international presenter, and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training.

Course structure

  • Full course video
  • Full course materials as a PDF (downloadable)
  • Personalised Certificate for 6 CPD Hours