Self Esteem in Adolescents – A Masterclass with Paul Grantham

2 days 9:00am – 12:00pm 6 CPD hours

Course Brief


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


This Course is now available as a full recording with an online test via SDS Online Video Training (OVT)

Title: Self Esteem in Adolescents – A Masterclass with Paul Grantham

CPD Hours Attached: 6 CPD Hours


This course comes with 6 CPD Hours

This course is suitable for all practitioners who work with adolescents or come across the issues of self-esteem with their clients.

This course counts as a follow up training for all SDS Students who have obtained SDS Accreditation in Working with Adolescents or SDS Accreditation in Working with Children and Adolescents. Your accreditation extends accordingly after this training.

It also counts as a stand-alone CPD training.

Course Tutor

Paul Grantham
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Founder and Director of SDS Seminars

Paul Grantham, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine, Accredited CBT Therapist. He is the Founder and Director of SDS Ltd and one of the most popular and inspirational tutors in the field of psychological skills training.