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Evidence-based treatment for low self-esteem

Dr Dan Kolubinski

Wednesday, 2 October 2024


Join us for a comprehensive workshop designed exclusively for clinicians seeking to enhance their practice by delving into the latest evidence-based treatments for low self-esteem. This full-day training is tailored to meet the specific needs of primary care low and high-intensity practitioners, psychologists, nurse therapists, counsellors, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, social workers, and anyone dedicated to improving mental health outcomes.

The event will be equivalent to 5.1/2hrs of CPD.


In this intensive workshop, we will explore cutting-edge research while maintaining a strong clinical focus to provide practical tools that can be immediately integrated into your practice. Topics covered will include:

• Understanding the intricate psychology behind low self-esteem
• In-depth analysis of common causes and triggers
• Applying evidence-based approaches, with a particular emphasis on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and third wave practices
• Strategies for building resilience, and fostering a growth mindset
• Real-world applications of evidence-based techniques to empower your clients on their journey away from low self-esteem

Learning Objectives

By the end of this full-day workshop, participants will:

• Demonstrate a deep understanding of the psychological factors contributing to low self-esteem.
• Implement evidence-based techniques, including CBT and self-compassion practices, in their clinical practice.
• Develop personalised strategies to help clients build resilience and secure sense of self-worth.
• Apply practical approaches for fostering a growth mindset.
• Evaluate and adapt evidence-based interventions to suit the unique needs of their clients.

Training Modalities

Training modalities will include didactic content, interactive Q&A sessions, and polls designed to share knowledge

Key References

Kolubinski, D. C., Frings, D., Nikčević, A. V., Lawrence, J. A., & Spada, M. M. (2018). A systematic review and meta-analysis of CBT interventions based on the Fennell model of low self-esteem. Psychiatry research, 267, 296-305.

Fennell, M. (2016). Overcoming low self-esteem: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques. Hachette UK.

Neff, K. D. (2011). Self‐compassion, self‐esteem, and well‐being. Social and personality psychology compass, 5(1), 1-12.

Harris, R. (2011). The confidence gap: From fear to freedom. Hachette UK.

About the presenter

Dr Dan Kolubinski is a seasoned clinician, educator and presenter with nearly 20 years of experience as a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist. He is known for his research into self-critical rumination, a process of dwelling on self-critical thoughts without an attempt to problem-solve. He is currently the Head of the Division of Psychology at London South Bank University.

Who should attend

This workshop is suitable for a diverse range of clinicians, including primary care low and high-intensity practitioners, psychologists, nurse therapists, counsellors, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, social workers, and anyone involved in mental health services. Whether you work with adults, children, or young people, this workshop will equip you with valuable insights and tools to enhance your clinical practice. Don't miss this opportunity to take your skills to the next level and make a lasting impact on your clients' self-esteem and overall well-being.

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